Millthorpe Tigers hunting for a win

Head on: Nic Smith nailed a goal from this header in the second half of the match against Barnies. Photo: Mark Logan.
Head on: Nic Smith nailed a goal from this header in the second half of the match against Barnies. Photo: Mark Logan.

The Millthorpe Tigers are not quite sure just what is happening this year.

Their draw hasn't been the best with them coming up against newcomers Cowra last week and Barnestoneworth United this week, but the team's spokesperson Nic Smith said that the team just wasn't connecting on the field.

"We just didn't play well at all and couldn't string enough passes together to even look like scoring,' he said.

It was in the first half in particular that the Tigers took a hammering but were able to keep themselves at equal pegging with Barnies at one goal each in the second.

"We were pretty disappointed at half-time when we were down three nil,' he said. "The boys got a bit of a spray before we went back on and although we did score one goal we still didn't play as well as we could."

The boys got a bit of a spray before we went back on...

Nic Smith

Some simple errors were on show from the Tigers as they struggled to find their mojo but a header from Smith in the second half gave them at least one point on the card, and a bit of a fire in the belly, however their awkward ball skills didn't make it any easier.

The Tigers are hoping for an improvement against Waratah United this weekend.

"Hopefully we can bounce back and play a little bit better as we've done pretty well against this side in the past," he said.

Barnstoneworth FC are on top of the 2019 Orange District Football Association ladder toppling the 2017 premiers Waratah FC, new additions of Cowra and club-mates Barnstoneworth Saints in their opening trio of games in the top division, and are the only undefeated team in competition.

Over the weekend, Saints defeated Ex-Services FC 4-1, while reigning champions Waratah FC defeated Barnstoneworth United 2-1, launching into their premiership defence after a 0-0 draw with Saints in round two.

Meanwhile Cowra took down Waratah United 3-0.