Tarrawanna Blueys youth side are disappointed they have missed out on the finals, but believe the season could have ended differently through an earlier change of management.
The Blueys had a commanding 11-1 win over the Bellambi Rosellas in the final home game of the season.
Blueys midfielder, Charlie Yates believes this great win boosted team morale for the Blueys in a one-sided match to see out their final game at Tarrawanna Soccer Oval and get them back to their winning ways as the season comes to an end.
“It felt really good, the team morale is very high after that win. It’s a good boost for the team and for myself as we’re heading to the end of the season. It’s good to end the season on a high,” he said.
The Blueys began the season with John Sereno as their coach who lacked results.
The appointment of Illawarra Premier League experienced coach John Demasi in round six improved the team’s form from the start, with a 1-0 win over South Coast United.
Yates believes the season may have gone differently had the appointment of John Demasi come sooner.
“I feel like a lot of players developed better under John, if we had him from the start of the season I feel Tarrawanna easily would’ve made finals as we were competing with the best teams, getting good results against them and coming up short on some of them, but I felt we competed the whole way through, and overall just made us a better team,” he said.
Blueys defender, Austin Trevisanut shares the same thoughts in the belief of Demasi’s coaching abilities.
“John Demasi is a great coach. We all learnt a lot from such an experienced coach and with him from the start I feel as though the season could have gone a lot differently, and possibly we could have had a finals spot,” he said.
The Blueys closed out the season with an away game at Memorial Park against Corrimal Rangers, with a 7-1 loss.