Box Hill United senior men stretched their unbeaten run at home to four games following a 2-2 draw against Moreland City on Saturday, and two-goal hero Delarno Pharoe shared his thoughts from the match at Wembley Park.
The jet-heeled Pharoe put in a lively shift and scored a brace to help his side mount a comeback after conceding an early goal. But Box Hill were forced to share the spoils despite their dominance and hitting the crossbar, as Moreland bagged a second-half stoppage time equaliser.
Reviewing the NPL2 Round 6 fixture, the youngster said, “Overall, to be honest, we are disappointed. We dominated most of the game and feel like in the first-half we should have taken our chances and be in a better situation. But disappointed to [concede] a goal in the last minute.
“We are going to next week [against Langwarrin SC, and] cannot hold on to this. It’s another good game. I am happy [with] two goals but it doesn’t mean anything to me if we don’t win the game.”
Box Hill have tasted just one defeat so far this season, and Pharoe praised the team’s commitment to keep their defensive shape intact in tough situations.
The former St Kilda man further spoke of the team’s potential, “The past few games have been tight. The last few minutes of the games have been mainly defensive. I feel like we have to take our chances,” he said.
“We just need that one game where we score a lot of goals to build our confidence up front and go from there. It’s just to believe in ourselves.”
Box Hill travel to Langwarrin SC next Saturday (30 March, 3 PM kick-off), which will be the side’s first of four successive away league outings.
Looking ahead to the coming weeks with a pragmatic approach, the former Springvale White Eagles winger said, “[We have to] treat it like any other game. We are going to the next game, do our job and then hopefully we get the win. And we [go] to the following week after that.
“They (Langwarrin) have recruited well, so it is going to be a tough game. They have got more experience than us, but I believe we have the talent in our team to push and work hard and get the win.”