- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 29 September 2010
Tasmania’s Boys' Under-14s lost 1-0 this afternoon to Capital Football in their third outing at the national talent identification series being played in Coffs Harbour, NSW, this week.
A penalty 10 minutes from the end did the damage.
Tasmania hit the woodwork, but the ball bounced down and back into play without crossing the line.
“It was a good game and very competitive,” said the coach of the Tasmanian Under-14s, Dale Itchins.
“It could have been a draw as we had chances and hit the woodwork.
“It was a good performance and we were happy with that.
“We were stronger in today’s second game than we were in the first, really.
“We excelled. It was a good performance but we just couldn’t put one away to get a decent result.
“But, we were happy with the performance.”
This morning, in their second game of the series, Tasmania lost 5-1 to Queensland Country.
Angus Souter was Tasmania’s marksman.
The Tasmanian Under-15s lost 4-0 to NSW Country this afternoon.
"We conceded two early goals and a third seconds before half-time," said Tasmania's coach, Gary Slicer.
"The first two were very soft goals coming from chronic defensive mistakes.
"The second half was a lot better for us and we played a much better game with a much better structure.
"We also had a couple of injuries and had to make substitutions and restructure the team.
"We only conceded one goal in the second half and had quite a number of chances.
"All in all, it was quite a promising performance in the second half."