Waves steady for vital win

Surfside Waves men's Division 2 side after their semi-final win. 158932

Mens Div 2 South Semi Final 1

CALM conditions as the Waves met the Ducks for the twilight game at Shell Road.
Both sides started brightly, the Waves looking nervous as the Ducks asserted themselves physically in the first 10 minutes.
As the half wore on, the Waves settled with Mujica running the midfield, playing through some masterful through balls to Ditloff who was finding his magical touch. Ketchen was causing the Ducks’ defence all sorts of problems with his pace and the Waves were steady as a rock at the back with Royle heading away everything and Goodwin monstering the backline.
Sattler and Kehagias clearing up at left and right back. Black was everywhere in the midfield, defending and attacking with ease, easily the best on ground.
The breakthrough came midway in the first half with some great work from Mujica and Black, the cross coming in from Goodwin, headed perfectly by McKenzie. Sgro, McKenzie, Powell and Vodopic were immense on the wings, tearing the Ducks’ defence apart.
Chances followed from the Waves, a penalty appeal for a trip on Ditloff and young gun Major hitting the post seconds after coming on as a sub for Vodopic. Mujica also hit the bar from an impossible angle.
Surfside Waves 1 defeated Deakin Ducks 0.
A well earned win for the Waves to earn a grand final berth against Breakwater Eagles.
The under-12 boys team also won their semi-final to advance to the grand final last Friday night.