Wollongong Wolves fall to Bonnyrigg in NSW NPL

A shot fired over the bar. 

Close calls: Wolves striker Yuzo Tashiro couldn't find the back of the net in Saturday night's loss to Bonnyrigg. Picture: Sylvia Liber

Close calls: Wolves striker Yuzo Tashiro couldn't find the back of the net in Saturday night's loss to Bonnyrigg. Picture: Sylvia Liber

Another denied by the linesman’s flag. 

More chances prevented by desperate defending. 

The Wolves were left to rue all of it as they slipped off the finals pace again with a 1-nil loss to Bonnyrigg in Sydney on Saturday night.

Japanese ex-international Yuzo Tashiro had a number of opportunities to turn the game in the Wolves favour, most obviously when he was one-on-one with James Chronopoulos. 

Tashiro was denied again later in the game, while the Wolves thought they had a 73rd minute equaliser from a goalmouth scramble, only for the flag to go up.

Instead, Bonnyrigg’s game-winner came shortly before half-time, as Tynan Diaz’s cross found Jewook Woo’s head to make it 1-nil.

The gritty victory the perfect welcome for interim coach Milan Susak, who replaced Brian Brown mid-week.

Wolves coach Jacob Timpano admitted his frustration.

“We’ll move on but it’s the story of our season,” Timpano told Football NSW.

“There were a number of gilt-edged chances and we’re not putting them away. If you don’t put them away you can’t win a game of football.”

There were a number of gilt-edged chances and we’re not putting them away

Jacob Timpano