THERE was not much joy for Kempsey Saints fans on the weekend as they watched their team lose 4-0 to the Camden Haven Redbacks at Eden st on Saturday.
Goals at the beginning and end of the first half as well as two in the closing stages of the match were enough to hand the side their second defeat of the season.
Coach Jason Fisher said that while the final score line was not ideal, there were some positives for his side.
“They outplayed us so they definitely deserved to win the match but I thought we played well in patches,” he said.
“We let them get on top early which proved costly.”
Indeed, it was the Redbacks who had the early advantage the after they scored in the first ten minutes of the match.
The match remained 1-0 until right at the end of the first half when the home side conceded another to give their opponents a two goal buffer at half time.
At the break, Fisher urged his players to lift their intensity and while they did create chances in the second half, they were unable to get on the board.
With ten minutes to go in the match, the Redbacks scored the added another before the making it 4-0 in extra time.
Fisher said there were no doubts as to who his side’s best player was on the day.
“Our goalkeeper Mitch Clark performed really well so he was our man of the match,” he said.
“It was disappointing to concede those two late goals but we put an extra man forward towards the end of the game so there was always going to be a risk of that.”