Hill Top too good for understrength Robbo

Hill Top’s Chris Heathcote tries to protect the ball as a Robertson defender comes in. Photo by Lauren StrodeFOOTBALL

WITH just nine players on the field, Robertson didn’t have much of a chance against Hill Top in the Liberale Trophy match.

The final score was 8-1 to Hill Top.

Martin Lowe (three), Nathan Bishop (two), Chris Heathcote, Shane Cavill and Mark Burke all scored goals for Hill Top.

Captain Scott Reece said he was pleased with the team’s second half performance.

“In the first half we tried to do too much with the ball,” he said.

Reece said his side improved on its ball attention, first touch and playing simple football in the second half.

‘The important thing in football is the ball. If you haven’t got it then you’re in a lot of trouble,” he said,

Reece said Lowe had a good game in the forwards and Adam Wykes played well at the back.

“We’re improving and if we can maintain the ball attention and simple passing we’ll be a strong team this season.”

Robertson skipper Damien Plain said his side never went into Saturday’s match with a win in mind.

“We tried to make sure we just had a bit of fun,” he said.

‘If we had 11 players we probably would have been competitive. Hill Top played well and were a good sport about the while thing.”

Daniel Freere scored the goal for Robertson.

Plain said Rob Berman played well at the back and Chris Hudd had a good game.

This weekend, the two teams will play each other again in round one of the Highlands competition.

Reece said Hill Top would expect a much tougher match with Robertson expected to field a full team for Saturday’s match.

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