Trio of teams tied at the top
21 May ~ Round 5
UNDER PRESSURE : Waratahs midfielder Jason Southwell keeps the pressure on Barnestoneworth United defender Mick Carpenter in the weekend’s clash.
There’s a three-way tie at the top of the competition table after five rounds of the Orange over-35s football competition.
Despite Gladdyatahs holding the technical lead on goal difference, the side went down 3-0 in the weekend’s clash with Denley Moor.
Denley striker Harley Smith took his side to the lead early, before Paul Slingby levelled the score for Gladdies.
In the second half, a well-placed Steve Fairley free kick sailed into the box, and was left alone by everyone but Denley forward Steve Adams who calmly ran through to slot the ball away from a metre out.
Harley Smith overcame a missed spot kick, to make it two for the day late in the match and clinch the 3-1 win.
Barnestoneworth United had the best of the chances throughout their match against Waratah Old Boys, but couldn’t find the goal.
Tahs hit the front in the second half, after a cross found the hand of a United defender in the box, triggering a penalty.
United’s best chance came soon when a free kick from Phil Saram sailed over the tahs keeper’s head into the net. But the goal was disallowed when the umpire ruled a Barnies forward had unfairly backed into the keeper.
United keeper Matt Savaro kept his side in match diving low to stop a shot soon after, but the score lnie stayed Waratah 1, United 0.
In the other game, a 2-0 win by Brighouse over Millthorpe saw Brighouse retain its share of the leader board, reversing the result of last season’s grand final.