Missed opportunities cost Maryborough full points

Maryborough travelled to Rosenallis on Sunday morning feeling they could come out with a result against a team they have struggled against in recent years.

Maryborough travelled to Rosenallis on Sunday morning feeling they could come out with a result against a team they have struggled against in recent years.

Rosenallis took the lead after six minutes with Maryborough gifting them the goal. From a long goal kick, the defence let the ball bounce through and the Rosenallis attacker ran onto the ball, mishit his first attempt, but had enough time to shoot again and made no mistake.

Maryborough hit back a minute later. Sean O’Driscoll managed to win the ball out wide, his cross-shot fooled the ‘keeper and the ball squeezed in at the near post.

Maryborough took the lead after 11 minutes. Some good interplay between Nathan da Silva, JoJo Thompson and Sean O’Driscoll set up Bren Molloy who met the ball first time and finished well.

Maryborough were dominating the game but were very shaky when Rosenallis attacked, especially on the counter. Maryborough also lacked a good final pass.

On 41 minutes, Maryborough were made to pay for their uncertainty in defence as Rosenallis broke out on a counter attack and scored to have the sides level again.

The second half started much like the first with Maryborough dominating territory and possession but looking nervous defending. Even though attacks were rare, Rosenallis looked the more composed moving forward.

After the hour mark, Maryborough stepped it up. They had a number of chances but some bad decisions when in on goal or slowing play down when a quicker pass would have been the better option meant Maryborough didn’t add to their earlier goals.

They threw everything at Rosenallis and credit to them, they kept Maryborough out. Maryborough will have to look at this as two points dropped. If they took their chances the score could have easily been 7-2 or 8-2.

They have one match left before the Christmas break and will look to take the dominance they had in this game and turn it into goals.

Best on the day for Maryborough was Brendan Molloy.

Maryborough: Troy Fagan, Conor Brennan(Paul Dooley 57 mins), Donal O’Driscoll, Seamus Lawless, Garreth Dunne, Joseph Thompson, Loi Thanh Thai (Kevin Omoregie 78mins), Dan Langan, Brendan Molloy, Nathan Da Silva, Sean O’Driscoll.