Congrats to Castle Hill 35s who overcame a strong Northbridge outfit 2 - 0 on Sunday. To make the Finals after a tough draw which included matches against Cronulla and Epping Eastwood is a great effort. This leaves a match up with the current C of C holders, Brookvale. Best of luck.
Post by CaptainBayliner on Oct 24, 2011 11:06:47 GMT 10
U/16's match report,
Under 16 Boys: Auburn District shines over Camden
Granville District Soccer Football Association’s Auburn District took out the Under 16 Boys Champion of Champions after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over a gallant Macarthur District Association’s Camden at Valentine Sports Park on Sunday.
Auburn started the brighter of the two and had their first crack at goal in the 15th minute when Omer Elustu had his shot saved by Camden custodian Brett Napper.
The pressure started to mount on Camden and a minute later Yasir Naderi got onto a great cross but his shot hit the Camden side netting.
It was only a matter of time until Auburn was set to open the scoring and they did just that in the 20th minute via the elusive James Keikura.
The tricky striker smashed home from close range after a corner bounced favourably to the number ten who calmed his team’s nerves with the game’s first goal.
Camden went close to notching up an equaliser in the 23rd minute when a scorching free-kick from Jake Lloyd was well handled by Auburn keeper Zane Brown – the first half ended 1-0 to Auburn with everything to play for in the second half as both teams struggled at times with the heat.
It wasn’t to be the start Camden wanted though as Auburn went 2-0 up as Elli Esber looped a high ball to Keikura who headed home his second and celebrated in style pointing to the heavens after a well worked goal.
Auburn weren’t finished there as in the 45th minute Mohamed Tobbie’s free-kick just sailed over the Camden post.
Following that though the game could have boiled over with more goals if it weren’t for two penalty misses by the Auburn side.
In the 54th minute Elustu stepped up from the spot but his penalty went well wide while more drama in the 70th minute as Moustafa Rifai saw his effort sky over the bar much to the dismay of the vocal Auburn crowd.
Good luck came Auburn’s way though as they scored their third and final in the 72nd minute as Jihad Elsamad used his skill and speed to beat the keeper as the game ended 3-0 with his side claiming the well-deserved silverware.
Auburn District 3 (J Keikura 20’, 36’, J Elsamad 72’)
-By Mark Stavroulakis
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Post by CaptainBayliner on Oct 24, 2011 11:07:43 GMT 10
U/17's match report,
Under 17 Boys: Shootout drama sees Gunners past ten-man Toongabbie
A 3-2 shootout score line saw Gunners SC defeat Toongabbie in the Grade 17 Champions of Champions final after the scores were locked at 1-1 at full time on Sunday afternoon.
It was a busy afternoon for both keepers as Jake O’Brien of Toongabbie and Nick Pedreira of Gunners both kept their opposition at bay time and time again throughout the match.
Gunners were first out of the blocks with Matt Rawes off target early before Jimjay Aloese forced O’Brien into an acrobatic save.
Toongabbie soon found their feet as Aara Sabir skinned two defenders before drawing a save from Pedreira.
Kara Sabir went agonisingly close minutes later as he beat Pedreira to a through ball only to hit the post with his shot and then see both of his follow-ups bravely deflected by Cameron Wallace in the Gunners defence.
Both keepers made exceptional saves in one-on-one situations to ensure the sides went level into the interval; however the crowd weren’t left to wait much longer for the opening goal as Ben Skapik headed the Gunners into the lead from a corner shortly after the restart.
The match took a sour turn around the hour mark as a scuffle gave referee Daniel Stack no choice but to show Toongabbie’s Daniel D’Alessandro a straight red card for his part in the melee.
David McAvoy should have sealed the win for Gunners soon after, however the substitute misjudged Liam Piggott’s cross and failed to connect with an open goal at his mercy.
Toongabbie punished Gunners for the miss with a late equaliser through Kara Sabir to force the match into extra time, during which Toongabbie’s resolute defending combined with O’Brien’s stellar goalkeeping kept Gunners at bay and ensured the tie would be settled on penalties.
With both keepers pulling off impressive saves the teams were separated by Luke Shirley’s final spot kick, which he duly slotted home to secure a 3-2 shootout victory for the Gunners.
Gunners SC 1 (Ben Skapik 45’)
Toongabbie 1 (Kara Sabir 70’)
Gunners SC win 3-2 on penalties
By Michael Shoolman
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Post by CaptainBayliner on Oct 24, 2011 11:09:07 GMT 10
O/35's match report,
Over 35 Men’s: Angelucci hat trick inspires Castle Hill to win
Castle Hill United ran out 3-0 winners against Brookvale to claim the Over 35’s Champion of Champions title.
A hat trick by striker Angelucci was the difference between the two sides in what was a highly entertaining match.
The first quarter of the match was quite cagey with both sides feeling each other out. Castle Hill were content to push the ball around whilst Brookvale were looking to counter attack at every opportunity, not afraid to run at defenders.
The first real chance of the match fell to Brookvale’s Marc Nicholson whose curling free kick just sailed over the cross bar, keeper rooted to the spot.
The match seemed to spurn into life after that chance with Castle Hill carving out a few half chances.
Castle Hill took the lead on 27 minutes after Casserley won back the ball in midfield and played through Angelucci. With a bit of work to do to round the keeper and evade two defenders, Angelucci bundled the ball home at the second attempt.
Brookvale had a chance to hit back immediately from a set piece, Wayne Pierce’s in swinging free kick evaded everyone in the Castle Hill box and just sailed wide of the far post.
Castle Hill had the last real chance of the first half with pacey winger Morakeas’ dragging his turn and volley from a low drilled corner just wide.
The second half began with Brookvale really pressing the space limiting Castle Hill of the calm ball playing style which saw them dominate the first half.
They had an excellent chance to go level on 68 minutes via Marc Nicholson, after a simple over the top chip, the substitute was one on one with Castle Hill shot stopper Hoff but Nicholson shot directly at the keeper – should have been 1-1.
Brookvale were soon made to pay when Angelucci doubled Castle Hill’s advantage only 8 minutes later. Dribbling across the 18 yard box the Brookvale defence offered the striker too much space which gave Angelucci license to shoot and curl and low shot around Frank Chiarella into the bottom right hand corner.
Castle Hill completed the 3-0 result in the 80th minute after excellent lead up play from Parkes, Bourke and Angelucci. A fantastic counter attack saw Parkes break down the left and play a well weighted ball in behind the defence for Bourke. Bourke’s run drew three defenders and under the pressure was good enough to release the ball across the 18 yard box immediately which left Angelucci one on one. The striker made no mistake.
There was late drama in this match with Castle Hill going down to ten men after a red card to Welch. The defender fouled Frank Gigliotti in the area and was adjudged to be last man. After winning the penalty Gigliotti stepped up but drilled the penalty well over the bar – poor penalty.
Castle Hill closed out the match comfortably.
Castle Hill 3 (Angelucci 27’, 76’, 80’)
-By Bruce Da Silva
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