Namoi League: Moree Services FC 1 beats Narrabri Crossroads 11 while Moree 2 goes down to Wee Waa United

MIXED DAY: Virgil Smith and Moree Services Football Club 2 suffered a 2-1 loss to Wee Waa United on Saturday while their clubmates got a 3-0 win over Narrabri Crossroads 11.
MIXED DAY: Virgil Smith and Moree Services Football Club 2 suffered a 2-1 loss to Wee Waa United on Saturday while their clubmates got a 3-0 win over Narrabri Crossroads 11.

Moree Services Football Club 1 have backed up their strong win over their club counterparts last week with a 3-0 away win over Narrabri Crossroads 11 while Moree 2 suffered a tight 2-1 loss to Wee Waa United over the weekend.

While Narrabri Crossroads are sitting on the bottom of the Namoi League ladder, it was never going to be an easy game with Moree 1 still working on their combinations after the club's two sides made a number of changes mid season.

Moree controlled possession for the majority of the match, and scored all three of their goals in the first half.

The scoreline could have been bigger had they been able to capitalise on more of their scoring opportunities.

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Moree controlled the ball well all game and that was what pleased coach Matthew Urquhart the most, despite them potentially being too overconfident at times.

"We didn't have to contest for too much ball, we were winning most of them" Urquhart said.

"A couple of times we found ourselves a little bit too eager to go forward and put the ball in the back of the net and I think that just came from the guys thinking we were going to have an easy game.

"Our half time chat was to ease up, slow it down, bring it back out if we were under pressure and we can rebuild from the back.

"The second half, that's what we did a little bit more."

Urquhart said that goalkeeper Will Hawker "put his body on the line" and saved a number of one on one opportunities, including a penalty shot, while Brad McLane was also a standout.

"I don't think he's missed a game yet and he's really starting to find his feet out on that right wing," Urquhart said.

"Any time he had the ball he was just doing whatever he wanted with it pretty much uncontested.

"He made a lot of the right moves and created a lot of opportunities for us."

This weekend brings a home double header for the club, with Moree 2 hosting Narrabri Crossroads 11 at 1pm while Moree 1 face Narrabri FC in a top of the table clash.

Urquhart knows his side will have to be at their best, with Narrabri still undefeated in 2019.

"These guys are top of the table that we're facing," Urquhart said.

"We'll have to be on our game and making sure we're in the contest the whole way, otherwise these guys will just run away with it."