Two close clashes

Gloucester's Tristyn Beard was kept busy on the backline during the game against the Tuncurry Tigers. Photo supplied
Gloucester's Tristyn Beard was kept busy on the backline during the game against the Tuncurry Tigers. Photo supplied

Round two of the Football Mid North Coast competition saw Gloucester Soccer Club's Drifta 16s team travel to Forster to play against the Tuncurry Tigers Black on Saturday April 13.

Lane Edwards, Cody Howard and Kayden Schumann worked tirelessly up front only to have their attempts thwarted by the opposition's defensive line and Tigers' talented keeper. A tight battle ensued for the entire first half with neither team able to find the net until the Tigers snuck one in just at the half-time whistle.

Isaac McClure, Hayden Reid and Tristyn Beard were kept busy in the backline trying to control the Tigers' breakaways. Some superb saves were made by Josh Anniwell in goals during the second half, with numerous headers and high balls sent his way. Teamwork of Kayden Schumann and Kelly Groves was unlucky not to find the back of the net, despite the countless attacks and pressure they made up front.

Final score Tuncurry Black 1, Gloucester Scorpions Drifta 0.

Drifta's next game is at home against Tuncurry Gold Saturday April 27 at 11:20am.

Save by Josh Anniwell

Save by Josh Anniwell

Close to a win against Wallamba

Gloucester Soldiers men's team also fought hard on Saturday, and with no fresh legs on their bench due to various injuries within the team. Wallamba Football Club fronted with five fresh subs for the day. Gloucester soldiered on throughout the game against the tough Wallamba side, and are now beginning to find their feet with their new additions to the team. Frank Ostlund scored Gloucester's only goal, and also narrowly missed one which could have resulted in a draw. A very close match this week with Wallamba taking the points, 2-1.

Gloucester kick off on their next game on Saturday, April 27 at home against Pacific Palms at 1pm.