Leeton United to take on Young in round six of the 2018 Football Wagga competition

LEETON United are moving on from their heavy defeat last weekend with the hopes of righting their wrongs against Young on Sunday afternoon. 

Last Saturday the Leeton side hosted Lake Albert in a night match, but at the end of the game, the result wasn’t what they had hoped for, going down 4-1. 

United have so far failed to find consistent form like they did at the start of last year’s Football Wagga competition where they won the majority of their first round matches. 

Assistant coach Joe Trifogli said it was again the silly mistakes and errors which were costing them. 

“It’s not as though we aren’t creating chances, we’re just not capitalising on them,” he said. 

“At the end of the day you can create as many chances as you like, but if you’re not acting on them and getting the ball in the net, you’re not going to win games.”

In last weekend’s game, Carlo Trifogli played his 50th first grade game, with his cousin Anthony to complete the same milestone this weekend against Young. 

The assistant coach said United had the cattle and the talent to be right up there this season, but so far their consistency was letting them down. 

Young will provide another challenge on Sunday afternoon having proven they are not the cellar-dwellers of the 2018 competition. 


In one of their match ups last season, United easily accounted for Young with a 12-1 victory. 

However, the tables have turned in 2018 and Trifogli knows his side will need to turn up ready to play from the get-go come 3pm at the Mia Sports Field. 

“They’ve had some really good wins this year already,” he said. 

“They’ve recruited very well, so we will really need to be at our best on Sunday.”

United have been training hard and ticking the boxes each week, but all of their effort isn’t paying dividends each weekend on game day. 

“Our concentration is a big one,” Trifogli said. 

“We can’t afford to be having these lapses that we do. 

“I think we’ve been training really well during the week, but we’re just not bringing all of that through. 

“We need to be playing the full 90 minutes and then some if we’re going to be up there (at the end of the season).”

United’s season so far

Round one: Tolland 3 d Leeton 1

Round two: Leeton 3 d Cootamundra 1

Round three: Wagga United 4 d Leeton 2

Round four: Leeton 4 d South Wagga 1

Round five: Lake Albert 4 d Leeton 1


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