Soccer: Melville City plays out feisty 0-0 draw with Wanneroo City

Soccer: Melville City plays out feisty 0-0 draw with Wanneroo City

MELVILLE City extended its unbeaten run to three games in a feisty 0-0 draw with Wanneroo City at John Connell Reserve at the weekend.

In an at-times fiery encounter, both sides enjoyed periods of dominance but were only afforded a few clear-cut chances.

The result leaves Melville in 8th spot at the midway point of the State League Division Two season, three points off bottom spot and relegation.

Melville started the brighter of the two sides but neither side was able to create many goal-scoring opportunities in the second half, as spite crept into the game the longer scores stayed level.

Amel Dzaferovic had a good chance for the hosts when the ball sat for him just inside the area, but he couldn’t keep his shot down.

Daniel Agudelo was then forced into a superb one-on-one save from point blank range when Dominic Elliot wriggled his way through the Melville defence.

Elliot had another chance to convert late in the first half, but was unable to turn the ball home as the scores stayed level at the break.

A heavy challenge between Melville’s Deanudo Murray and Waneroo’s Nathan Grostate ended in the former limping off injured and a shoving match broke out as tempers frayed.

A fizzing Grostate strike which flew narrowly over the bar was the closest either side came to breaking the second half deadlock and both teams were forced to settle for a draw.

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