They gave it their all, but …

Jordan Tabakovic stretches out. 156087 All pictures: PATRICK CALLOW

WHAT a frustrating sport football can be.
Another great performance from the Waves for no return.
The Women’s Division One team went down to Kardinia 1-nil, but was superbly led from the back with Melissa De Bruin stepping up to play in goal, a modified backline with Jasmin Pickett solid as usual sweeping, Cath Sattler creating out of right back, Neisha Pearson strong centrally and Kate Elstone pacy on the left.
The Waves started well and played some great football through the midfield combination of Gina Murphy once again executing passes with precision, Jordan Tabakovic containing the quick Kardinia midfielders, wings Indiah van Galen, Steffi Wallace, Faye Kendall and Allana Gillbee giving the team forward momentum for strikers Alexis Pearson and later Sattler to create chances up front.
The Waves fell asleep for a short time midway through the first half and conceded an unfortunate goal, then had trouble in the muddy conditions although Surfside saw a couple of good chances saved and had several shots blocked.
Overall it was felt Surfside deserved at least a point the game, but that’s football.
Division 2 South Men’s: (Round 11) SURFSIDE WAVES 8 d BREAKWATER EAGLES 0.
The Waves took on Breakwater who were fourth on the ladder with the Waves currently second on their home pitch which had been suffering from the inclement weather.
The Waves started well with Isaiah Mujica scoring inside three minutes but then became complacent throughout the first half although they managed to score through Alex Ketchen in the 36th minute and Bodey Ditloff in the 39th.
The coach instructed the players to continue to press and move the ball quickly rather than succumb to the tactics of Breakwater who were playing with 10 men.
The Waves came out and dominated the second half with a flurry of goals in total domination. Goals to Stuart Mandley (57min), Alex Ketchen
(65min), Noah Mujica (67min and with his first touch coming off the bench), and followed by Bodie Ditloff (76 and 80min) to secure another hat-trick. Ditloff is on fire having scored eight goals in the last three games. Next game is at Colac on 10 July and look to secure another three points as the side seeks to hunt down Surf Coast who are first.
Under 17 Boys: (Round 11) LARA UNITED FC 0 – SURFSIDE WAVES 2.
The Waves travelled to Lara and although the sun was shining it was a bitterly cold morning. The Waves scored through Adrian Vodopic after a well-guided pass from Noah Mujica. They went in to the half-time break 1-nil up and with several players away, scored a second through Jordy Broughton who scored his first goal for the year. The Waves are currently equal third on the ladder however they lowered their standard this week. Coach was pleased that the players grinded out the victory as is required on occasions. The side takes on Breakwater in the next game on 10 July at home. Get down and support the youth at Surfside Waves who are having a great season this year.