Wise Heads Prevail First Win of Season

The ‘Bergers have gone on a second-half scoring blitz to emphatically win 6-2 over Box Hill at Wembley Park.

If ever there was a game to demonstrate the true meaning of ‘game of two halves’, this was it.

Similarly to last weekend, Heidelberg once again trailed 2-0 at half time, as an unlucky Elly Torre own goal and Georgia Kandilas strike for Box Hill put the hosts ahead, giving the Bergers a similar predicament as that in Round 1.

While the Bergers didn’t get the chocolates against FV Emerging in the opening round despite a spirited effort, Heidelberg took that in their stride and simply dominated Box Hill in the second half.

It took until the 57th minute for the floodgates to open through Keely Lockhart and then via a 69th minute Brydie Siryj leveller. However, it was Danielle Wise who stole the show with a four-goal masterclass in a frenzied final 15 minutes.

With a clever assist to set up Siryj, Wise had already made an impact, but she proceeded to have a day out in front of goal with terrific finishing to net her four goals. She made the most of her opportunities, by manoeuvring to dangerous spots, eager and ready to pounce on any Box Hill turnovers.

This free-scoring Heidelberg side is now second in total goals behind South Melbourne, with the encouraging start aiming to be continued on when the Bergers face Alamein on Friday night (April 23, at 8:15PM) at Knox Regional Football Centre.