MORWELL Pegasus suffered its first State League Division One South-East loss on Saturday at home to a rampant Mornington SC.
The top of the table clash produced an entertaining seven goals, however five of them came courtesy of the visitor in a 5-2 final scoreline.
Mornington struck twice in the first half and added another immediately after the break, before Jamie Prictor weaved into the box to peg one back for Pegs.
The glimmer of hope was shortlived as Mornington scored its fourth for the afternoon from the restart.
Ash Cattermole’s scoring streak continued when he chipped in to make it 4-2, before a late penalty to Mornington sealed the three goal loss.
Pegasus coach Luke Cheney said there were no glaring structural or technical flaws, rather the side simply did not rise to the occasion.
“We just didn’t get up for it,” Cheney said.
“We sort of went through the motions, we never really got up and about and to the ball first; that’s what we lacked, the intensity.
“They came down from Mornington with more desire and more want for the three points.”
The win left Mornington unbeaten, with its ability to convert “half-chances” the difference in the contest.
“We got stuck ball watching a bit too much, they took their half chances and were clinical in front of goal; if you turn the ball over… they’ll hurt you,” Cheney said.
“Coming in to Easter I’m quite pleased, we’re up and amongst it and with the front pack.”
Pegasus now sits equal second on the ladder after three rounds, and faces the winless Doncaster after the Easter break.
The reserves won 3-2 and remain unbeaten.