Taringa hit major pothole as Moggill show Cup win was no fluke

Moggill 1Joseph Ogilvie (@jogilvie17)

Moggill have sent a message to the rest of the team in Capital 1 after beating Taringa 2 – 0 at Bellbowrie Sports Club tonight.

Quality football was on display throughout the game with both teams looking like some of the strongest in Cap 1.

Taringa had won every one of their games up until a fortnight ago when they went down to Brisbane Knights before going down to cellar dwellers Centenary in a huge upset last week.

Moggill’s last regular season game was called off due to lighting issues but they were coming off one of the biggest ever victories for the club mid-week in the FFA Cup, where they beat NPL side Olympic FC 4 – 1.

Having just four days between the matches could have been a headache for Moggill but they certainly looked up for it in the first 10 minutes with a few attacking raids.

After that though, it was all Taringa for the next 20 minutes.

They controlled possession very well in the midfield but just lacked the right finishing in the final third to capitalise on some of their half chances.

Against the run of play Sam Chesterfield beat a few defenders before finding the back of the net in the 30th minute giving Moggill a 1 – 0 lead.

Taringa continued to look the better of the two sides but couldn’t seem to find a way past Moggill’s centre back James Cobley who was having a great game.

Then just before half time Taringa’s Scott Dickson had a great chance one on one with the keeper but hit it straight to him, leaving it at 1 – 0 at half time.

It evened up in the second half with both sides making impressive attacking raids.

Taringa created a lot of great chances but Moggill keeper Thomas Sullivan and Cobley displayed amazing defensive nous to stop Taringa from scoring.

This was highlighted in the 69 th minute when Lewis Mullens beat Sullivan and was presented with an open goal, he got away a decent shot only for Cobley to come sliding in and stop the ball just before the line.

The game kept flowing both ways and Moggill’s Tom Wood was presented with a great chance in the 87th minute but he sent his shot wide.

Wood was in the mix again just 1 minute later and this time he won his side a penalty, which was converted by Kisuke Uga to give Moggill a 2 – 0 lead.

This was a quality match and both of these teams should be near the top of the table come seasons end.

Taringa can consider themselves very unlucky to come away without any points tonight, despite the 2 – 0 score line it was a very even affair and they put in a great effort.

Worrying for them though, will be that they have only scored one goal in their last three games and have now lost three in a row.

Moggill are looking on the up after a huge cup win mid-week and an impressive performance tonight they should be looking at top 4 or top 2 aspirations for this year.

Attackers often get a lot of attention but tonight the difference was James Cobley and Thomas Sullivan at the back for Moggill.

Man of the match: James Cobley – kept talking all game both to instruct his team and throw banter at the opposition. He backed it up with an impressive display making critical tackles and blocks at the right moment to save his team. A quality centre back performance tonight.

Moggill 2 (Chesterfield 30’ Uga 88’) v  Taringa 0