CLEARANCE: Brothers Aston Villa's Scott Sommer kicks the ball away from Bingera in Bundaberg.
CLEARANCE: Brothers Aston Villa's Scott Sommer kicks the ball away from Bingera in Bundaberg. Paul Donaldson BUN220417FOOT2

Villa take chances in win over Bingera

FOOTBALL: Brothers Aston Villa conceded they were lucky to beat Bingera at their home ground in the Wide Bay League.

In their first match of the new season a second half goal was enough to record a tight and tough 2-1 win.

Goals to Blake O'Brien and Jarryd Bennier guided Villa side to their 16th win in their past 17 regular season games in the competition.

But Villa coach Glen Sparozvich said the side was fortunate and paid credit to the opposition.

"Bingera were one of our tougher opponents in a while,” he said.

"They had two chances in the second half and missed both of them.

"We're very happy to take the win.”

Sparozvich said his sides effort couldn't be questioned.

"We really worked for it and our players were exhausted and buggered after it,” he said.

"Bingera have lots of punch and their four French nationals are good.”

Despite the defeat Bingera are trying to look at the positives despite losing a game they feel they should have won.

"It was the one that got away, that is for sure,” coach Brett Kitching said.

"Our defence was brilliant and we really contained their attack.”

Kitching said his side would focus on their concentration and discipline.

"It wasn't a full 90 minute performance from the side,” he said.

"I felt that's not the best from us and that is to come.”

Bingera will now face Bargara this week with Villa to battle The Waves.



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