If there’s one thing the ‘Bergers have excelled at, it’s winning on the road. The strong away form of the ‘Bergers has continued as they pick up another three points on their travels.
On a night celebrating Steven Pace’s 150th club appearance, the ‘Bergers left no stone unturned for the evergreen custodian.
With its back seemingly against the wall, Heidelberg once again staked its claim on a top two spot by running out a comfortable 5-2 winner over Dandenong Thunder.
Whilst it may have seemed shaky at the start, an early 2-1 lead to the Thunder was quickly forgotten. Through sheer will and determination, the ‘Bergers lifted when it mattered most.
Sean Ellis’ glorious free kick was the wakeup call that was needed after Brandon Barnes netted a first half brace for Thunder.
In a dominant second half display, the floodgates opened up for the ‘Bergers. It was quite simply full steam ahead as the ‘Bergers piled on the goals in a manner that we know best.
Even Pace nearly got in on the act late on, but his customary defensive display was more than enough for a victorious milestone.
Every time the ‘Bergers face defeat, a response is imminent. Back-to-back defeats are never an option and once again the ‘Bergers prove themselves at their clinical best.
“Thunder are in the lower part of the table, so they’re always come out with a bit of fight,” said George Katsakis.
“Unfortunately for us, we conceded two soft goals and allowed them into the game, but in the second half we changed it around which we spoke about at half time.
“The early goal definitely helped, and after that, it really was a terrific half of football.”
Dandenong Thunder FC 2 (Barnes 2’, 28’) – Heidelberg United FC 5 (Modaffari (OG) 13’, Ellis 35’, Derrick 46’, Wilkins 73’, Ninkovic 85’)
Dandenong Thunder 3 – 0 Heidelberg United