BRAEDYN Crowley was troubled by a stomach bug and spent the half-time break hugging the toilet bowl but the former A-League striker still managed to secure the Lambton Jaffas a 2-1 win over Chartlestown City at Edden Oval on Saturday.
Crowley wriggled free in the box in the 57th minute and lifted a decisive shot over keeper Alex Bozinovski, who joined Charlestown from the Jaffas last week.
The winner was the second half of a double for Crowley.
After having a penalty saved, he was on the spot to sweep in a cross from the rebound for 1-1 at half-time.
Rene Ferguson had put the visitors ahead in the 27th minute with a clever finish from the left.
Jaffas coach James Pascoe was full of praise for Crowley.
“His runs in behind were excellent and we got the service to him right which we didn’t do last week,” Pascoe said. “He was a handful all day. He carried a bug into the game, and at half-time was cuddling the toilet bowl with his head in it dry retching. He wasn’t well at all and it was a big effort.”
At the other end, Brad Swancott was equally important for the home side, who were without five regulars.
“We had a skinny squad and the last 20 minutes we were happy to give them possession and defend deep,” Pascoe said. “Michael Kantarovski was excellent and Brad Swancott made a couple of really good saves.”
In the other game Saturday, Edgeworth flexed their muscles with a 5-1 win over an under-manned Jets Youth at Jack McLaughlan Oval.
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