Tarrawanna keep league lead

Tarrawanna maintained their perfect record to start the new Illawarra Premier League campaign with a 2-1 victory over Woonona on Saturday.

GOAL SCORER: Matthew Mazevski found the net in Tarrawanna's 2-1 win over Woonona on Sunday. Picture: SYLVIA LIBER

GOAL SCORER: Matthew Mazevski found the net in Tarrawanna's 2-1 win over Woonona on Sunday. Picture: SYLVIA LIBER

The Blueys, who are the only team to start the new season with successive triumphs, scored twice in the first 10 minutes to set-up a match winning buffer at Tarrawanna Oval.

It sees them move solo top of the competition after two rounds with a large chasing pack behind them.

“We are pleased but it is only the second game so we can’t get carried away,” Blueys coach Peter Willis said.

“We just need to keep improving and keep level headed.”

Willis’ men had a dream start on their home surface when Matthew Mazevski found the net with a delightful strike in the sixth minute.

The lead was doubled two minutes later through Darren Stone before Sho Tadokoro got the Sharks back in the game midway through the half.

Woonona stole momentum back with their goal, but couldn’t go on and find another in an even second half.

“We ground the game out well in the second half,” Willis said.

Sharks coach Brendan Anderson was left to rue his team’s slow start.

“It happens a fair bit up at Tarrawanna, we didn’t come out for that first few minutes but after that it was pretty even,” he said.

“I was really happy with the way the boys responded when we went 2-1 down but they battled back well and in the end we probably deserved a draw with a bit of luck.”

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