Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Poor First-Half Effort Costs Woombye Dear: Coach

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Poor First-Half Effort Costs Woombye Dear: Coach

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FOOTBALL: Woombye coach Gary Newcombe has lamented his sideCOs C[pounds sterling]Jekyll and HydeC[yen] performance in a 2-all home draw with Caboolture.

In a game that saw both sides reduced to 10 men following send-offs, Newcombe bemoaned WoombyeCOs C[pounds sterling]poorC[yen] first-half effort while hailing the way his players rebounded after the break.

Fourth-placed Woombye was not helped, however, by the loss of defender Nicholas Close in the pre-match warm-up.

Close injured his knee in a C[pounds sterling]freakC[yen] incident, and Newcombe said the loss of the defender contributed to WoombyeCOs C[pounds sterling]disjointedC[yen] first-half performance.

But he refused to use that as an excuse, saying Caboolture simply outplayed them in the opening stanza and could have easily been 3-0 up at halftime instead of 1-0.

C[pounds sterling]ItCOs disappointing. Had we not had such a poor first half I thought we could have came away with a win,C[yen] he said. …

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