VICTORY: The Chinchilla Honeybears went up against the Warwick side on Sunday, winning 3-0.
VICTORY: The Chinchilla Honeybears went up against the Warwick side on Sunday, winning 3-0. Contributed

Honeybears dominate against Warwick

SOCCER: The Chinchilla Honeybears took on Warwick on Sunday looking for a positive result after a loss against top of the table Rockville last week.

The Honeybears came into the game missing a lot of first team players which enabled them to give senior debuts to juniors Stephanie Valler and Gabrielle Hicks.

The Honeybears started brightly and looked threatening from the first whistle.

The first chance fell to Brooke Hardy who was played through on goal but was unable to keep her shot down firing over the crossbar.

The Honeybears were peppering the Warwick goalkeeper but found her hard to beat.

However, in the 28th minute the Honeybears did finally find a way through after Bonnie Callaghan was played through by Sally Carroll, Callaghan made no mistake finishing confidently in the bottom corner.

Sally Carroll was having a personal dual with the Warwick goalkeeper with the Warwick Shot stopper pulling off some great saves to deny Carroll but eventual Carroll found a way through firing a long range shot under the body of a diving goalkeeper to make it 2-0.

The Honeybears were denied minutes later after firing a brilliant long range shot it cannoned back off the crossbar and away to safety.

The sides went in at halftime with the Honeybears leading 2-0.

The second half was much of the same with the Honeybears dominating possession and trying to break down a stubborn Warwick defence.

The Warwick side were clearly tiring after being outclassed for the majority of the game but were putting bodies on the line to deny an in-form Honeybears until the 83rd minute when Tegan Cann picked up a loose ball near the half way line and fired a shot from around the 40-metre mark which caught the impressive Warwick goalkeeper off guard and looped over her head and into the goal.

That's where the scoring finished with the Honeybears winning 3-0 in a very dominant performance.

"We played some great football but was a very frustrating day,” coach Tim Taylor said.

"We played a side that came with a plan to defend deep from the start which made it extremely hard to break them down.

"They defended bravely but we were always in control and the result never looked in doubt.”

His standout for the match was Tegan Cann.

"This is her first full season with the Honeybears, today she scored her first senior goal but we have been working extremely hard this year to get her to calm herself when in possession of the ball and today I saw that starting to pay off,” he said.

"She was very dominant in defence and confidently carried the ball forward in the midfield to build our attack. I was very impressed.”

The next home game is this Sunday at the Rec Grounds with the ladies playing at 5pm against Willowburn and the men playing at 7pm in the Local Derby against Dalby.


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