Wednesday 01 February 2017

Bell Park and Geelong have good wins in Morris Finance Cup

Miller and Boyar

Doug Miller of Surfside Waves (right, in blue) tries to get past Michael Boyar of Geelong.

Bell Park and Geelong have good wins in Morris Finance Cup

Roy Hay

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Host club Bell Park accounted for Corio by three goals to one, while Geelong ran in four goals without reply against Surfside Waves on Friday night in the Morris Finance Cup.

Geelong and Surfside Waves take the field in the Morris Finance Cup at Bell Park Sports Club

Michael Boyar was a constant threat down the right side of the Geelong attack and he set up the first goal after eleven minutes.

Having broken clear of the defence he sent over what might have been a shot or a cross and it took out the keeper leaving young Daniel Conte with a tap in at the far post.

Nick Anderson flicked the ball with his heel up over the defence in the 19th minute.

Louis Bentley’s long shot squirmed through the keeper’s hands for the third goal just before the interval.

Geelong only added one goal in the second half, a simple finish by Conte to a good build up.

Substitute Steve McGain came closest to a consolation goal for the Waves when he broke through on goal but squeezed his shot wide of the right hand post.

Bell Park and Corio prepare to do battle

The first three goals in the Bell Park-Corio match all came from defensive errors.

Mijo Marinovic (11) of Bell Park leads an attack on the Corio goal.

Park got the first after 25 minutes when Paul Feola’s shot was too hot for Simon Smythe to hold and Mijo Marinovic drove the rebound home.

Sam Roble brought down Velibor Pavlovic in the last minute of the first half to gift Corio a penalty converted by Matthias Gorosito.

Three minutes into the second half, Nick Meiswinkel of Corio tried to run with the ball across his own goal line, only for Liam Page to nip in and tuck it into the net.

Elton Savice of Corio takes on the Bell Park midfield

Page should have made the points safe when sent clear by Marinovic but blazed over the bar.

A few seconds later Marinovic showed how it should be done, picking up a loose ball in defence and beating the keeper.

Bell Park extended its lead in Group B to five points, while Geelong is on top of Group A with four.

On Sunday night at 6 pm, Geelong Rangers meets Surf Coast and North Geelong Youth takes on Corio at 7.20 pm.

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