MOREE FC had a busy weekend with two games.
A grade won 5-4 against North Tamworth Companions in a tough match.
Coach Darrel Smith said Tamworth was leading 2-0 at the start but Harry Depczynski brought Moree back into the game making it 2-1 at half time.
Tamworth scored another goal before Josh O’Neile tightened the score to 3-2.
With 10 minutes to go Lyndon Madden made a great run down the left side crossing the ball to O’Neile, evening the score to four all.
With three or four minutes to go Madden came from the back left, and cut back inside to win the game.
“We did it tough coming back from behind the whole game,” Smith said. “But it was a great result,” he added.
Meanwhile, B grade went down in a close game 2-1.
Smith said the last time the teams met Moree went down to Tamworth’s eight or nine points without scoring.
“Our team has shown a big improvement since last time,” Smith said.
Moree was trailing by one point at half time before Madden evened the score, but a late goal put Tamworth in front, leaving Moree sitting fifth on the ladder.
“It was probably one of the best games of the year,” Smith said.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, Moree travelled to Tamworth to play a catch-up game from a couple of weeks ago.
In the A grade match Tamworth was leading 1-0 at half time.
Smith said an un-awarded penalty could have changed the entire game in the second half.
With 10 minutes to go Madden made another great run but the end result left Moree trailing 3-1, leaving them in third spot on the ladder.
“We were missing a couple of players after Saturday and I think we ran out of puff.
“A couple of boys had to come up from B grade and some of our players are doing their HSC so had to study on Sunday,” Smith said.
B grade also went down 6-0.
“We were struggling with numbers.
“We had a full team but it wasn’t our best team,” Smith said.
“We were all a bit tired and sore after backing up from Saturday.
Moree will take on Gunnedah United at home this weekend.
With Moree’s A grade side in third position and Gunnedah in fourth it’s set to be a hard-fought match.
“They are only one point behind us and we need to win this to host the semis at home,” Smith said.