Savoys beat the odds to pass City challenge

AN undermanned Myrtleford ground out a 1-0 win against Albury City at Jelbart Park yesterday for its fourth victory in a row.

The Savoys dominated possession for much of the first half, but squandered several gilt-edged chances.

Coach Nathan Mirt said it was important to get the three points.

“We dominated the game but just couldn’t find a way to put the ball in the back of the net,” he said.

“The fear in these games is that the frustration can boil over and you find yourself giving up a goal at the other end.

“But we were able to win without Alex Murrel up front, George Taylor playing on one leg and Michael Ferraro only playing half a game.

“It meant we reshuffled the side and were again forced to play some of the younger boys.

“It is important we grind out a win in these games, particularly when we are away from home.”

The Savoys take on second placed Melrose next week in the Ovens Valley.

“We’ll regroup now and look to the game against Melrose,” Mirt said.

“It will be a real test for us and will give us some indication of where we are at in the competition.”