Goals: Ben Runge

Looking to respond to last weekend’s 9-0 drubbing by Killarney, Gosford City hosted another of the BPL’s finals contenders in Woongarrah at Gavenlock Oval on Sunday afternoon. A 4-1 loss in the sides’ initial meeting this year saw Gosford City enter Sunday afternoons match intent on turning in a more positive performance against a Woongarrah side whose recent form suggests that they are one of the most in-form sides as they enter the final run of matches before the finals series begin.

There’s little doubt that Woongarrah would have gone into the match expecting an easy time against the young Dragons side but they were soon shown that was not going to be the case with the home team consistently cutting out the Wildcats wide attacks led by 17- year-old debutant Zac Hillock. Gosford looked set to take the lead from the penalty spot only to see Woongarrah’s ex-Berkeley Vale keeper Bryce Goldsworthy save Jackson Jacobs’ shot. The match remained scoreless at the break before the Cats finally broke through early in the second half with a goal from Ben Runge. Gosford then had a chance to equalise with a second penalty being awarded only for Goldsworthy to again save allowing Woongarrah to pick up three points and close the gaps on the leaders.