AA4 SAT A
It was a delight to visit Coral Sea Park on a warm and surprisingly still Saturday afternoon. Team D kicked off the season with a less than convincing 2-1 victory over a youthful Maroubra B team.
A good first half with lots of procession delivered a 2-0 lead but the second half was less convincing.
In the end, three big saves from Terence in goals kept the home team out after our CB had been caught out mid way through the second half.
As they say, “it’s a good sign when you win whilst playing badly” and it wasn’t our best performance but all good in the end.
AA4 SAT B
The team put in a solid effort against last year’s winners, Maroubra United FC, conceding only one goal in the first 75 minutes. Unfortunately, the team were overrun in the last 25 as they had no subs while Maroubra had many.
AA6 SAT A
A relatively dry and even first half. Followed by a tense and fiery second half including a yellow card to Tim on the 81′ for a rash challenge on their goalkeeper, followed up by his sublime finish in the bottom left hand corner from the edge of the box a minute later.
AA8 SAT A vs. AA8 SAT U21
The UNSW U21s had their first run out in the All Age men’s competition this weekend. Playing a derby game against an under strength UNSW team, the U21s had a bright start with lots of possession and a few good chances. The opposition worked their way into the game, using their size to out-muscle and out-leap the U21s at a corner scoring the first goal of the game. They were then able to sit back and hit the U21s on the counter.
The U21s got one back before half time through Sam Brand and the second half saw much of the same. As the game wore on the U21s pressed harder and harder for a goal but to no avail. The teams walked away with a share of the spoils in a well-played one-one draw.
The brand new UNSW AA4’s took to this match quietly confident that they could outplay and out pass any team in this division. However a failure to learn from preseason was telling, as again, UNSW took the early lead only to concede 2 incredibly soft goals from lapses of concentration. A deceptively curling free kick was met by a deft touch into the bottom corner but then UNI fell behind. A late inch perfect cross by David Kane was initially missed by both Coogee keeper and the uni striker but regathered quickly and the ball was slotted between the keepers legs to restore parity.
This team will be one to look out for once the kinks are ironed out.
3-2 win, good start to the season but with room for improvement. Marc Hubert our CDM scored from 35m, turns out it is easy to score.
AA8 played well in the season opener. We were leading 2-0 with 65 mins into the game. But two defensive errors within 10 mins lead to two goals conceded. We look forward to the next game.
Goals: S. PEZET, I. GRAY
What a very strange game. We won sure but it was tough going. Started with a minute silence for of the Eagles family members passing this week and off we went. Our fab new central defender scored a divine goal on edge of box to be 1 up in second half and we then got peppered by them but comically they could not score. Richie unreal in goal. Possessed by the green lantern and took a few tough knocks to save us. Then after lots of pressure we got our second. Yep the old guy put one passed the keepers reach into top left corner! Job done! Good job guys. Good feeling to get a win first game of the season. Long road made shorter….
|AA4 Sat A||2 – 1||Maroubra United FC|
|AA4 Sat B||0 – 5||Maroubra United FC|
|AA6 Sat A||1 – 1||Sydney Uni|
|AA6 Sat B||0 – 0 (Receiving Forfeit)||Redfern Raiders|
|AA8 Sat A||1 – 1||AA8 Sat U21|
|AA8 Sat U21||1 – 1||AA8 Sat A|
|AA4||2 – 2||Coogee United FC|
|AA5||3 – 2||Redfern Raiders|
|AA7||0 – 2||Coogee United FC|
|AA8||2 – 2||Easts FC|
|AA9||2 – 0||Olympic Eagles FC|