Dingoes and Breakers scoreless
‘OH for only one shot to get through’ is what Orara Valley were thinking after playing a scoreless draw against Yamba.
The Dingoes enjoyed approximately 80 per cent of possession and had so many shots on goal that the Yamba keeper was estimated to have taken somewhere in the vicinity of 40 goal kicks.
How then was such dominance not converted into three premiership points?
Quite simply Yamba defended like their lives depended on it.
Defenders Sam Marrott, Mick Brooker, Ben Plunkett, Harry Rosnell and Matt Sozou were nothing short of outstanding but they were under so much constant threat that even the Breakers strikers Dan Kirk and Trish Edwards were spending time defending in the box.
While Orara had plenty of opportunities to score Yamba felt it may have stolen the match late when Kirk was brought down in the penalty area as he was goalward bound.
Perhaps by this stage Yamba had already used up every last ounce of their luck for the day and the referee waved away Yamba’s plea for a spot kick.