Demon Knights fight back to finish off Norths

HELPING OUT: Mitch Gwynne had a hand in two of DK's goals in his return from injury against Norths on Saturday.
HELPING OUT: Mitch Gwynne had a hand in two of DK's goals in his return from injury against Norths on Saturday.

A week after thrashing the high-flying Oxley Vale Attunga side, Demon Knights have notched up another win, this time against cross-town rivals Norths United. 

Down 1-nil at half-time courtesy of a goal to Norths Anthony Green, DK found their momentum in the second 45 minute session to take the game 3-1. 

“We weren't at our best but taking nothing away from Norths, they were 1-nil up and deservedly so at half-time,” DK coach Evan Quaife said. 

“Norths, when they defended they had five at the back and it is fairly hard to breakdown when there is five defenders. I just wanted us to be stronger on the ball and not concede possession so easily. 

“Whether it was half-time talk or changes, we ended up playing quite well in the second-half and got the win.

“A couple of changes and we got two goals within half a minute of the changes.” 

Those changes included putting returning players Mitch Gwynne and Bentley Cropper on the park. 

“They were both coming back from injury. We just needed a bit of a lift,” Quaife said. 

“We were 1-nil down, something had to change and Gwynney was involved in two goals.” 

The win puts DK into second spot on the Northern Inland Premier League table. 

They have the bye this weekend before playing a catch-up game on Sunday against the Redmen. 

“We will probably work on a few things that we were weaker at on the weekend at training this week,” Quaife said.

“I daresay we will have to lift our socks up for the game on Sunday, take the right attitude in and do our best.”