Gisborne has broken through for its first win of the FFV state league 4 west season.

After a tough start to life at a higher level, the Sky Blues put it all together on Saturday night againstGolden Plains.

Not only did they break their drought, they did it in style, winning 6-0.

Sky Blues’ coach Danny Ciantar was thrilled with the result.

He said while they hadn’t won until this week, the morale and enthusiasm had been at training throughout.

“It has been a hard fight over the first four to five weeks,” Ciantar said.

“We had periods of lack of concentration and were making fundamental mistakes.

“The boys finally put it all together and got the result they deserved.”

The Sky Blues had plenty of opportunities to score on Saturday, with Ciantar saying they could quite easily have scored 10 to 12 goals if they had taken their opportunities.

They led 3-0 at half-time, before finishing the game off with another three goals in the second half.

Jake McIntyre and Matthew Biles scored two goals each for the Sky Blues, while Nick  Pecipajkovski and Callan Haynes scored the other goals.

Gisborne sit in 10th after five rounds with a 1-1-3 record.

This week they face winless Laverton.

Ciantar said their season really starts from now. He hoped with a win on the board the confidence within the side would grow.

“That was the first win we have had since August,” he said.

“Hopefully we can move forward and pick up some points this weekend.

“There’s some belief and confidence in the group now, hopefully we’ll see some good results in the next few weeks.”

Sunbury United got its third win of the season in state league 3 north-west on Saturday.

Facing Fawkner, Sunbury dominated the first quarter to lead 1-0 at half-time.

Sunbury made it 2-0 in the 71st minute, before Fawkner got one back, but held on to win 2-1.


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