Geelong Reserves bounce back with 2-0 win

Our reserves wiped out the disappointment from last week with an  excellent 2-0 win at home against Cairnlea.  Before this game Cairnlea  was 6 point ahead of us on the table, so this result has genuine  meaning and significance.

The first half was even with both teams having dangerous moments.  For  Geelong, Shiva Kanapathy was lively on the left flank and Alec  Kitanoski was required to collect some dangerous looking high balls  into his box.  Encouraging half chances were created but the red hot  chance for goal did not materialise.

This all changed in the second half.  10 minutes in Alex Ilioski got  on the wrong side of his man and was brought down in the box.  With three  penalty misses already this season Geelong players were hardly queuing  up to take it.  Alex Stefanovic stepped up and calmly placed the ball  low and hard past the diving keeper.

About 10 minutes later a neat pass from Alex Ilioski found Michael  Temelkovski in the box with space.  The young striker controlled the  ball with his first touch and blasted it past the keeper with his  second.  With Geelong now in the drivers seat Cairnlea could well have  found themselves on the wring end of an ugly score line.  Their  defence was under constant pressure.

A glorious chance was created late in the game.  Shiva fed a  tantalising cross to Chris Balaburova.  The chest and volley was  majestic to see but unfortunately went millimetres over the bar.  Had  this one gone in, it would have had Goal of the Season stamped all  over it.

All in all this was a terrific display against good opposition. No  wonder coach Steve Gaitainis had a smile on his face after the game.