Flying Horsemen grounded

AFTER conceding late to share the points with South Springvale in their past three state league south-east encounters, Morwell Pegasus’ hoodoo against the Melbourne-based club continued in the form of a 2-1 away loss on Saturday.

It was a new-look South Springvale outfit to the one that salvaged a 1-1 draw with the Horsemen in round one, with playing stocks bolstered ahead of the club’s round seven FFA Cup clash against Oakleigh Cannons last night.

“They’re quite a quality side, they’ve obviously spent some money. With that drawcard (the FFA Cup run), you’re able to get better players… they were a much different side (to round one),” Pegasus coach Luke Cheney said.

Pegasus went 1-0 up early through the in-form John Kuol, but South Springvale equalised ahead of half-time.

The home side hit the lead 2-1 in the second half, then flooded numbers behind the ball to shut Pegasus out of the contest.

“They turned the screw in the second half and we just didn’t match it with them,” Cheney said.

“They found one in the second half and they’re very good at shutting up shop… and that’s what they did.”

Cheney was pleased with the first half effort from his charges, but was left to lament opportunities missed.

“We were quite good in the first half, we opened the scoring, we had a few extra chances and really could have got ourselves in a good position… and we didn’t take our chances,” he said.

“It’s just a bit of a wake up call after a good month.”

Pegasus hosts bottom side Doncaster this week in a “must win” tie.

A win could see it jump into fifth on the table depending on Clifton Hill’s result away to Noble Park