Spoils Shared Between Oakleigh And Hume

  • Spoils Shared Between Oakleigh And Hume

The spoils were shared at a wet Jack Edwards Reserve as Steve Hewitt’s opener was nullified by Joe Guest early in the second half.

Following an impressive win against Melbourne Knights last week, the Cannons returned home to face Hume City in another must-win contest to propel the side into finals contention.

Buoyed by the return of Matthew Foschini into the side – the Cannons started the better of the two, withstanding the difficult conditions to create the better of the early chances.

Wade Dekker came close to opening the scoring in the ninth minute after finding space inside the box but struck his attempt right at the Hume City goalkeeper.

Albeit the Cannons were not rewarded for their early dominance as Hume’s James Brown was brought down inside the box by Hamish Millar, winning a penalty.

Despite guessing the right away John Honos was unable to keep the Steve Hewitt spot-kick out as the visitors drew first blood in the 27th minute.

Though this did not seem to faze the visitors, who regrouped at the break and equalised early in the second half through leading goal scorer Joe Guest.

Guest pounced on a loose ball inside a congested penalty area – remaining composed and finding the back of the net in the 50th to equalise.

As expected the goal kicked the Cannons into gear, as they continued to press and find a winner.

Matthew Foschini came close in the 66th minute with his curled attempt just going wide after falling perfectly to him just outside the area.

The second half was very much an arm wrestle as both sides had opportunities to find a winner.

Most of Hume’s attempts came from outside the area, with Honos being called into action several times to make routine saves.

The point sees Oakleigh remain in tenth position while Hume miss the opportunity to jump into the top four.

Oakleigh travel to face Dandenong Thunder next week in another important match away from home.

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