Red rag to a bull

MYRTLEFORD Savoy senior men have come away with one point from their round 12 Albury Wodonga Football Association match-up with Twin City.

MYRTLEFORD Savoy senior men have come away with one point from their round 12 Albury Wodonga Football Association match-up with Twin City after the match finished in a 1-1 draw.

The Savoys went ahead early but were forced to play the last 20 minutes with only 10 men after Steve Illic was sent from the ground following a second bookable offence.

Illic’s red card was his third in four matches and had coach Joe Artavilla seething at the midfielder’s continued indiscipline.

“Stuff like that won’t be tolerated anymore, and that goes for all the boys,” Artavilla said.

“It puts unnecessary pressure on teammates and we have had to play a man or two down on far too many occasions this year.”

Lewis Holloway put the Savoys up in just the ninth minute after cracking a perfectly timed volley into the net from a Vitaly Leschen cross.

But the lead was short lived as Twin City fired in the equaliser just five minutes later, the ball taking a deflection before beating keeper Jayden Vescio.

Despite only going home with one point Artavilla was happy with his side’s performance.

“They did quite well considering we had Matt Parks and Arron Redmond out and then the red card in the second half,” Artavilla said.

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