Comets on TV

CRANBOURNE Comets went down 1-0 at home on Saturday to Doncaster Rovers in the State division two fixture.
But this week the Comets play Chelsea at home for the Cyril Payne Memorial Trophy. The game will be broadcast live on local radio 97.7FM and telecast and Channel 31 will be on hand to record the match for the Wednesday night FFV soccer show. Payne was a stalwart of both Chelsea and Cranbourne and the perpetual trophy was donated by the Blind Bight Association in his memory.
Last week Ben Watson and Shane Tagliaferro were unlucky not to have scored in the first half for Cranbourne, aided by solid midfield performances by Clayton Bell and Steven Bellerini. When Luke Ventieri was subbed in he reinvigorated the Comets’ attack and they began to play some good possession football. But for the Comets these opportunities did not translate into goals.
Doncaster’s Adam Wiles put the visitors ahead in the second half after he pounced on a partially cleared ball, his subsequent shot from an acute angle beat the Comets’ keeper Robbie Acs.
Cranbourne dropped to third on the table behind the Southern Stars and Waverley Wanderers but remained only two points off the pace.