The Bega Devils had mixed results against the Pambula Penguins playing at “Penguin Park” on Sunday afternoon.
The Devils women’s side suffered a 2-0 loss to the Penguinettes after a well-fought game in overcast conditions.
However, the reserve grade roster quickly reversed the result with a convincing 5-0 pummeling of the southern side.
The Devils controlled the play in the first half, before the Penguins appeared to find some momentum early in the second.
The Penguins took a number of shots, but all were repelled by the Bega goalie, who made some fantastic saves to run out a flawless game. It even cost the Pambula side a player, after a head-knock in a flying header contest for the ball in front of the Bega net.
The Pambula goalie also had to come off late into the half after a knock to the head.
The first-grade was a highly anticipated rematch between the Devils and the Penguins, with Pambula dealing a 6-1 loss.
Play fluctuated largely through the midfield, while the Devils leaned to the fringes when possible to push momentum forward. A vocal back line from the Penguins was largely able to contain the Bega threat as the Penguins went to the break 4-0 ahead.
Pambula officials said it had been a win years in the making and praised it’s players for a “silky smooth, polished performance”.
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