Football: Kissing Point vs West Pymble

Local derby on Auluba Oval

The local derby between Kissing Point and West Pymble is a special one this time because Kissing Point are currently number 3 on the table and West Pymble are number one, so this is a battle for top spot.

It’s a beautiful sunny, warm afternoon with a relaxed atmosphere before the game, although comments from the Kissing Point players and fans show they’re a little nervous about the outcome which is surprising as they beat West Pymble 2:0 away from home last time they met.

West PymbleThe first decent shot on goal came from Kissing Point with a quality midfield pass curling around the West Pymble defence but it went thumping in to the goalie’s gloves.

However, Kissing Point’s hard work was rewarded after nineteen minutes when they beat the West Pymble defence, putting in a great cross which was headed home to the right of the goalie.

The first half belonged to Kissing Point, playing more of the game in West Pymble’s half, and more shots on goal. West Pymble were left to defend more than attack and had little chance to setup any real attacks on goal.

Half time score 1:0

It took Kissing Point only seven minutes of the second half to score again. They had had several shots on goal, but we were well defended. Then came a shot from the edge of the 18 yard box, superbly stopped by the West Pymble goalie, punched right back to the Kissing Point striker, shot two was saved again but shot three found some space and put Kissing Point 2:0 ahead.

The follow-up shot a couple of minutes later to the West Pymble goalie to full stretch pushing the ball over the cross bar for a corner. Kissing Point didn’t make any mistake with the corner putting themselves three goals clear, clearly rattling the League Leaders.

Kissing PointAnd then it was 4:0 after a solo effort from Kissing Point’s left winger; bringing the ball down the left, in to the goal area and the a beautiful little touch, off balance, to flick the ball over the keeper’s head.

West Pymble fell silent, heads down. Time to dig deep. And, in typical Australian fashion the West Pymble goalie shouted “all we need is four quick goals. Alright?”

But that’s the way the match finished. The win moves Kissing Point up three points, but they still trail West Pymble by two points. However, Lindfield who are one game ahead stole the limelight by winning their match against Rangers moving them in to top slot.

If Kissing Point win on Wednesday evening when they play Dalleys, they will take top spot on goal difference. All to play, no room for mistakes.

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