Points shared in stoppage time

Southside United centre back Sean Jaspersen cuts inside against Bluebirds at Jardine Park on Saturday night.
Southside United centre back Sean Jaspersen cuts inside against Bluebirds at Jardine Park on Saturday night. Chris Ison ROK190317csoccer1

FOOTBALL: Luke Stewart broke the hearts of Southside United, popping up with a questionable 95th minute equaliser in stoppable time.

Despite sitting in a clear offside position, the ball deflected off a Southside player, handing the Bluebirds United striker a chance to even up the game.

His shot was clean and well hit, earning his side a valuable point at 1-1.

After controlling the majority of the second half, Southside coach Roy Benson thought they did enough.

"It is a bitter pill to take. Six and a half minutes of extra time is the most I have seen," Benson said.

"I thought we were good for the 1-0 win but a draw is a draw. Importantly, because we will be challenging them at the end of the year, was that we didn't lose to them."

After being thumped by Frenchville in round one, Benson was pleased with how his new-side responded.

"We had a lot to learn from last week and made a lot of changes. We are still getting used to each other and haven't trained a lot together," he said.

"For large parts of the game we did what we wanted to do. Fitness was a small problem and we did invite them into the game.

"But in saying that, I think we did limit their opportunities.


Bluebirds player Darren Holmes in the soccer game against Southside United at Jardine Park.
Bluebirds player Darren Holmes in the soccer game against Southside United at Jardine Park. Chris Ison ROK190317csoccer2

"It was a real team performance. I thought James Swadling and Sean Jasperson were very calm and controlled at the back and Matty Black up front did really well for his goal."

Bluebirds' manager Lachlan McLean's grin was sheepish at full-time, his side, while physically dominant, did get out of jail.

"At the end of the day a point was what we deserved. We didn't drop our heads and we kept working until the very end," he said.

"I think we did miss a few chances early in the second half after copping a pretty soft goal but it was a very spirited game.

"Southside will be gutted but that is football.

"I thought Jordan Polkinghorn and Darren Holmes were very smart and composed in midfield. And Caleb McLean at the back was strong."

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