Despite getting the win and the desired three points, as far as captain/coach Grant Taylor was concerned, it was the worst his side has played all year.
The Yass Think Technology Redbacks played a weak Belconnen United side at Melba and were trailing 2-1 courtesy of a pair of defensive lapses.
The shell-shocked Yass side re-grouped at the break and came out with a bit more vigour in the second stanza.
Jarrad Porter nabbed his second goal of the match and Ryan Wing got a rare, set piece, goal which allowed Yass to take the win.
Taylor said the performance was less than ordinary and knows that there is a lot to work on if they want to threaten the top sides.
“The match wasn’t something to be excited about,” he said.
“We will never beat the top sides if we play anywhere near how we did on Saturday.”
Taylor believes ball control and finishing are the main things that need to be worked on before they come up against the much tougher ANU side this weekend.
The Yass womens’ side snatched a point at the weekend, limping its way to a 0-0 draw against Belnorth.
With only 11 players available, and with two injured badly, Yass toughed out a draw which could have quite easily been a win.
Both teams had multiple chances to break the deadlock, including a penalty spot kick each, but the game remained goalless.
Best on ground for Yass was Megan Forth who was relentless in her marking of the opponent’s top striker.
By Doug Witt
The division 11 Yass Royal Hotel Redbacks fell agonisingly short of a second win for the year losing 3-1 to Gundaroo.
Yass controlled the game well but could not hold on to the 1-0 lead they had courtesy of Mick Dickens.
The side, skippered by Richard Lester Bateup, began strongly, with the midfield duo of Gary Lennon and Tim Gailer controlling the middle and dishing off to their supports well.
Leading 1-0, the second half was end to end stuff before Brent Hickey was unlucky not to make it 2-0 with 12 minutes to go. In the 81st minute Gundaroo leveled to make it 1-1 and then scored twice in the last five minutes from long shots on goal.
Gailer and Charles Alley were superb for Yass and the side is gradually starting to come together since the opening round loss to ANU.
This week division 11 plays at home for the first time this season against the undefeated Tuggeranong side.