Injuries hit Jacks Masters against Carramar

Injuries hit Jacks Masters against Carramar

Posted on June 15, 2019 in 'News'

The Jacks Masters put on a great show on Sunday narrowly going down to Carramar in a game which could have easily gone the other way in a great first half, but injuries hurt the side in the second half eventually going down 1-3 .

The Masters shot out of the blocks and created three early chances where Ollie Hilton, Ste Blythe and Paul Talbot all went close to breaking the deadlock.

Carramar took control half way through the first half, but excellent defending from the Masters back line kept Carramar opportunities to a minimum keeping the score tied at 0-0 at the interval.

The boys came out after the break without the excellent Andrew Brown (hamstring) and shortly afterwards further injuries were picked up by Ollie Hilton (hamstring), Steve Tarman (Hamstring), and Pete Scrivens (Calf).

Despite the excellent battling throughout the team, Carramar went into a 3-0 lead with 10 minutes to go. But ECU continued to fight and scored a late consolation goal, when Paul Talbot cut the ball back on the edge of box to Rick Rancatore who coolly chipped the keeper to make it 3-1.

Further chances followed when Paul Talbot went close from an excellent Wes D’Arcy cross, but it just wasn’t to be.

Despite the defeat, Manager Rick Rancatore was very happy with the performance in what was arguably their best battling performance of the season against a strong Carramar team.

“The effort from the boys today was absolutely fantastic. We effectively played the last 30 minutes with 10 men after running out of substitutes due to Steve T’s latest hamstring injury, but It was great to see him still stay on the pitch doing what he could for the team,” he said.

“Paul Talbot’s effort today was superb, and he was everywhere and caused Carramar lots of problems at times. All the boys did great, and it was also good to have Steve Blythe back who also put in a great shift for the team after returning from the UK – for now the the ECU Juggernaut has been booked in for a Major Service.

After eight rounds the Masters team sit in sixth spot on 12 points they will luck forward to the next challenge a trip to Kingsley Reserve on Sunday to take on fourth placed Olympic Kingsway – Kick off 2.45pm