The Kempsey Saints Premier League sides have been playing a great style of football this season, said reserve grade coach Kevin Sinclair, but unfortunately for the club only one team has been rewarded with positive results.
“They style of football that Matt Baker has implemented across the two teams has seen both sides playing well,” Sinclair said.
“Reserve grade are on the top of the table while the first grade side has been applying pressure to opponents but they just can’t find the goals.”
Saints reserve grade put on a near perfect performance in their victory over Port United in a top of the table clash on the weekend.
They raced to an early 4-0 lead at the break on the back of Liam King and Kurtis Smith.
“It was one of those games where we just didn’t waste any chances,” Sinclair said.
“We probably had about half a dozen shots on target in the first half and four of them found the back of the net.”
Sinclair credited his young players and strong midfield for the performance but said if it wasn’t for their keeper it would have been a closer game.
“Jacob Little had dropped down to reserve grade because of an injury and he was superb,” Sinclair said.
“He pulled off great save after great save and kept a clean sheet until half-time.”
The 5-1 wins solidifies their spot on the top of the table as they sit one competition point ahead of Port United and with a game in hand.
The two teams were scheduled to face Wauchope on Wednesday night, June 28 but the match was postponed for a second time due to the weather.
The date for the rescheduled match wasn’t decided upon at the time of print.
Saints have a bye for round 11 of the competition which gives them an automatic three competition points in both grades.
First grade coach Baker will take control over both sides for the next two months with Sinclair heading on an overseas holiday.
Saints are sitting in seventh position on the ladder in first grade and they will take on the eight placed Redbacks at home in their next match in round 12 on Saturday July 15.