LAKE Macquarie had their chances in the first half but could not capitalise and score, eventually losing 4-nil to Northern NSW Premier League title contenders Hamilton Olympic on Sunday.
The Roosters ran with the aid of a stiff breeze at Macquarie Field in the first half.
It seemed to provide momentum for several promising attacking raids which were either blunted by the Hamilton defence or came unstuck due to errant passes or unlucky bounces.
Hamilton’s Swan brothers combined to open Olympic’s account on 36 minutes, when Matt, threaded the ball through the Roosters’ defence to Andrew who rounded Lake Macquarie keeper Kannon Ford to score.
Early in the second half, Marcus Duncan headed Hamilton to a 2-nil advantage. Kane Goodchild then climbed to the top of the Golden Boot standings when he added two late goals.
“We ran into the wind in the first half, it was probably a good two-goal wind,” Olympic boss Michael Bolch said. It was Lake Macquarie’s last home game of the season.