Corrimal claim Illawarra Premier League victory over Wollongong United

Goal-scorer: Timothy Wylie levelled the scores in Corrimal's 4-2 victory over Wollongong United on Saturday. Picture: Adam McLean.
Goal-scorer: Timothy Wylie levelled the scores in Corrimal's 4-2 victory over Wollongong United on Saturday. Picture: Adam McLean.

Corrimal have claimed their first IPL victory in six weeks with a come-from-behind effort against Wollongong United.

The Rangers trailed 2-1 midway through the second half before Timothy Wylie levelled the scores and Takera Okada scored in the 80th minute to give his side the lead. 

Coach Rob Jonovski said the result has been building for many weeks, with the side playing some quality football in recent games, despite the scoreline not going their way.

“The boys were outstanding,” Jonovski said. “This result has been coming, the way they’ve been playing the last few weeks has been outstanding, we just haven’t been getting the results. We changed a couple of things up in the midfield, had a few young guys come in and it changed the energy of our game. 

“We dug in as a team, even when we fell behind in the second half, we got stronger and stronger throughout the half. We held the ball for the last 15-20 minutes and then the goals came, we showed great character as a team.”

The loss would prove costly for United, with the side slipping from third to fourth on the ladder after Albion Park claimed a 2-1 victory over Cringila on Friday night. Competition front-runners Bulli and Wollongong Olympic also kicked ahead, with Bulli defeating Picton 6-0 and Olympic overcoming Woonona 3-0.

Tarrawanna piled on the goals at Tarrawanna Oval, putting nine past Fernhill to claim a 9-0 victory and South Coast United’s struggles continued, falling 3-0 to Port Kembla. 

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