Chinchilla Bears snatch resounding victory at home
Football: West Wanderers Black were no match for the Chinchilla Bears on Saturday as the home team claimed a convincing victory. Despite a quick goal by the visitors in the fourth minute, the Bears quickly gathered steam on the chilly afternoon to score four times in the first half.
The West Wanderers managed to snag a second goal too before the whistle blew, leaving the team at 4-2 heading into half-time.
Football Chinchilla president Ross Cardillo said the Bears continued to dominate possession in the scoreless second half, with keeper Coby Calleja easily cleaning up the visitors' few attempts on goal.
Cardillo said he was happy with the performance, especially considering last week's outing at Gatton.
"It was a pretty disappointing result that we got at Gatton. It was a game that we probably should have won and ended up losing 2-1 so from that perspective I was very happy with improvement that we showed on Saturday night,” he said.
He noted Josh Guyder as a particularly improved player who, only new to the sport, played what Cardillo considered his best game of the season on Saturday.
Next week the Bears (currently third on the ladder) will take on Garden City (in fourth) in Toowoomba in what's shaping up to be a tough game.
Earlier on Saturday the Chinchilla Honeybears went head to head with the West Wanderers Black women's team, but came away less successful with a 1-0 loss.
Captain Jess Bolewski said had been been a rough start to the season but the game was probably the best the team had played all year.
"I think we fought all 90 minutes,” Bolewski said.
"I'm super impressed with the girls.
"It was nil-all at half time so I think it would've been the first 10 minutes of the second half, I think we just weren't quite switched on yet.”