Wanderers bounce back: too Sharp for Zig Zag after a slow start

Orange Wanderers bounced back from last weekend’s 9-0 rout at the hands of Bathurst St Pat’s to secure a come from behind victory over Lithgow Zig Zag.

Nick Sharp starred for Wanderers scoring a double as his side potted three second half goals to steal the win.

Despite being focused on outpacing their opponents in the opening exchanges, Wanderers coach Andrew Reddan said his players were slow out of the blocks, again.

“We keep starting slowly, and we’re paying for it,” he said.

“We concede goals early when we start badly, and it’s tough to play catch up hockey. We were 2-nil down in a matter of minutes, and even though it was great to get the win, it’s not a trend we want to continue.”

Wanderers’ resurgence began late in the first period, pulling back to go into the break 2-1 down after Sharp scored his first.

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He nailed another in the second stanza, with Adam Skelton and Luke Skelton also finding the back of the net to secure what Reddan called “a very, very pleasing result.”

“To come from behind and win is a good way to bounce back from last week,” Reddan said.

“In the past we would have lost that game. The boys fought it out really well. We stuck to our structures and it paid off.

“Speed through the midfield is crucial for us and we threw the ball around really well.

“We scrambled well too, and found a lot of space. With our structure we’re prepared to concede goals, but today shows when we get it right we will score plenty as well.”

ORANGE WANDERERS 4 (Nick Sharp 2, Adam Skelton, Luke Skelton) def LITHGOW ZIG ZAG 3

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