Tony Merakis: “Our team is representing a good brand of football”

Box Hill United’s 1-0 loss to Brunswick Juventus on Friday night is another valuable learning curve for Tony Merakis and his Senior Men’s team.

A goal from Thomas Barforosh just before half-time proved to be the difference, but there is still plenty to like with future prospects.

In a post-match interview, Merakis credited his side in an even game that could’ve gone either way.

“At the end of the day, we played really well,” he said.

“The team put forward a good performance, however with minimal opportunities for both teams, Brunswick took theirs and we couldn’t take ours.

“Overall, on the performance we definitely held our own and in many parts of the game we controlled it quite well.

The promise of Pythagoras is there for all to see, but it was finding the final ball and execution in the penalty area that eluded us on the night.

“It’s really fine margins at the moment,” he said.

“Our team is representing a good brand of football and we just need to be on the other side of that scoreline and all will come good.”

Box Hill United is back at Wembley Park in a Round 5 clash with Altona City, in another test of Pythagoras’ credentials to challenge the top half of the table.

“If we follow what we did with Brunswick on a performance point of view, I believe we will get a good result,” Merakis said.

“It’s inevitable that we will cross that line where it’s in our favour and things go our way by eliminating mistakes.

“We just need to be finishing off performances and turning them into better outcomes – we’ll get there.”


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