A 10-MINUTE lapse has cost Wagga City Wanderers its first State League 2 points after the club came home empty-handed from its trip to Sydney on Saturday.
Wagga City dominated for the majority of the game, but couldn’t find enough avenues to goal in the 2-1 loss to Prospect United.
Scott Graham scored in his first game for the club when he converted a penalty, but it was the Wanderers’ only impact on the scoreboard.
Graham put the club ahead after 35 minutes and from there they controlled the match until Prospect United scored twice in a five-minute period.
The Wanderers had another 20 minutes to get an equaliser, but had to settle for their ninth loss of the year.
Coach Blaise Fagan didn’t think his team deserved to finish on the wrong side of the result again.
“I should have been the day,” Fagan said. “We played very, very well and it’s just unfortunate we couldn’t turn that into a victory.”
The Wanderers had more chances to score, but the final touch let them down.
With shots just going over the bar and blocked by the goalkeeper.
Even Prospect United’s coach admitted to Fagan the Wanderers were the better team on the game.
“For their coach to tell me that we deserved much more and that they got of out jail tells the fact of matter,” Fagan said.
The coach was impressed with the team across the board, but Frenchman Adrien Jolly was a stand out across the midfield.
“His work ethic and the quality of his football was really good,” Fagan said.
“He put in an excellent display and was exceptional.”
Jacob Sadler-Knight’s hamstring injury in the under 20 game forced a late reshuffle.
The Wanderers have been easing the young gun back following a couple of leg injuries, but when he went down 20 minutes in, it left Fagan short in first grade.
The loss completes the first half of the season and the Wanderers take on Camden Tigers next Saturday.
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