Macleay Valley Rangers extended their scoring streak in matches to nine-straight, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a determined Bellingen at Connell Park on Saturday.
A few defensive errors proved costly in the 3-2 loss, but it wasn’t all doom and gloom.
Rangers have impressively only failed to hit the back of the net in just one match all season – a 4-0 defeat to Coffs City United on June 4.
They have now scored multiple goals in six-straight fixtures which coach Jason Coleman admitted would provide them with a high-level of confidence heading into the back end of the season.
“It’s a massive positive for us because the boys take confidence knowing that when we get into the final third, we can score goals and finish a game,” he said.
“The boys haven’t given up; even though we might go a goal down in games, we have never given up on trying until the 90th minute.
“Goals win games, we know that.”
Coleman admitted their attacking style of play was one of the reasons why they kept converting chances.
While they won’t admit it publicly, their 2022 Coastal Premier League Men’s scorelines indicate their philosophy is if the opposition score two goals, they’ll score three.
“They believe and I believe that we don’t need to hit the panic button through any game because they’re still creating chances,” Coleman said.
“They have not stopped trying the whole 90 minutes which is massive and what you need in a side especially when you come to the pointy end of the season.”