Wolves humbled by United

Wolves coach Jacob Timpano admits his side were ‘second best’ in a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Sydney United 58 on Easter Monday.

DEFEATED: Wolves coach Jacob Timpano felt his side were second best against Sydney United 58 in their loss on Easter Monday. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

DEFEATED: Wolves coach Jacob Timpano felt his side were second best against Sydney United 58 in their loss on Easter Monday. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

Goals from Riley Woodcock and Panny Nikas ensured the Wollongong left Sydney United Sports Centre without a share of the spoils.

“We were second best on the afternoon,” Timpano said.

“They deserved the three points more than we did.

“They have really found some form in the past couple of weeks under Mark Rudan and we didn’t deal with what they threw at us.

“In saying that, we did hang on well though and showed good fight when we were a goal down but just couldn’t crack them.

“We did create chances, but so did they. It was disappointing.”

Woodcock’s opener came in the 48th minute when he put his shot past Wollongong goalkeeper Justin Pasfield from inside the 18-yard box.

Nikas, who has consistently been one of the New South Wales NPL’s deadliest marksman, doubled the advantage midway through the second half with a stellar strike.

It consigned the Wolves to their second road defeat of the campaign.

Wollongong are now eighth in the league after a difficult six rounds to start the season.