Yoogali see off United

Leading from the front: Yoogali’s Darren Bailey fights to win the ball off Leeton’s Luke Mandaglio. Picture: Anthony Stipo
Nanjing Night Net

Yoogali SC will meet Hanwood FC in the Griffith District Football Association first grade grand final for the second year in a row after the side defeatedLeeton United 2-0 on Sunday.

Yoogali SC had the better of the chances all game and could have wonby moreif some fairly open chances in the first half were put away.

The side was dominant in the opening stanzaand did not allow United to stay on the ball for long periods of time.

It took until early into the second half for Yoogali tomake the most of itschances.

Jordan Sartor played a great ball into the far post where Grant Davidson was able to run onto the ball and rise above the Leeton defence to score.

It was then Davidson who scored again to put the game away for Yoogali.

He made the most of some sloppy play from the United defence and chipped the ball over Leeton’s goalkeeper Jarrod Sillis.

Leeton was always coming into this match as outsiders but did well to createchances.

Some opportunities fell to Salvatore Amatoin the first halfthathe will feel he could have done better with.

In the second half for Leeton, the best chances were coming from set pieces with Adam Raso putting some good balls into the box that his teammates could not get on the end of.

Raso also went close after a direct free kick but a deflection off the wall took the ballstraight to the Yoogali keeper.

Yoogali SC coach Luke Santolin will now look toward the grand final next week.

“We did what we had to do to win today,” he said.

“We have earned ourselves a shot and anything can happen from now on.”

Santolin saidthere was never any concern when it came to the missed chances in the first half.

“Back to basics was the message all day,” he said.

“We just had to stick to our formations in the knowledge that we are going to create chances and that was what we did today.

“We created two chances and we capitalised on them.”

The coach was quick to point out the performance of one of his forwards.

“Darren Bailey was the standout today. He continues to show leadershipand he improves it every week as well.,” Santolin said.

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