Match Reports for Sunday April 29th
Round 6: Seniors VS FC Gazy Auburn
U18s: 2-0 WIN
A last minute change saw the boys once again play at Pluim Park. A solid defensive display laid the platform for some good attacking football, with goals to Pete Stewart and Matt Zucconi giving the 18's a 2-0 half time lead. Although not adding to the score board in the second half, the boys continued to control large parts of the game and created many more goal scoring opportunities, which they were unable to convert. Coach Alex Powell said, "with some tough games coming up in the next few weeks, it is important that the boys continue to train hard and remain focused."
Goalscorers: Peter Stewart, Matthew Zucconi
U20s: 3-2 WIN
The 20's started very well and with some extra experience in the midfield and defence, they dominated for the most part of the game. Some of the boys best play this season was on show, however they missed a couple of chances to convert in the final third. We had a bit of a scare late in the game but the players did well to finish of the win. The 20's look to continue this form into next week's match against South Coast Flame FC.
Goalscorers: Kyle Price, Jayden Jackson, Julian Nakhoul
1st Grade: 7-0 WIN
This fixture was reversed at late notice due to the opposition pitch being unavailable and the boys took full advantage playing at home with an electric start. The two Adam’s combined for the first goal, Blunden bursting down the wing and supplying the perfect ball for Woodbine. The boys ball speed and forward running was very good and only decision making for the final pass was limiting further chances being converted. The pressure eventually showed in the opposition, and Cade Mapu scored his first of the season from close range to take us into the break with a 2 goal lead.
The opposition pushed higher after the break and CCU didn’t really get going for the first 10 minutes of the second half. Captain Daniel McFarlane relieved the pressure heading in a third goal and this broke the opposition. Coach Stu Davis says, "I was very pleased that the boys continued pushing forward for the full 90 minutes resulting in Adam Woodbine getting his hatrick, Daniel scoring another header from an Alex Arbelo corner and Oscar Torres scoring a fine volley from the edge of the box to also get himself on the golden boot leaderboard for the first time this campaign." The boys look to continue this form next week against South Coast Flame FC.
Goalscorers: Adam Woodbine x3, Daniel McFarlane x2, Cade Mapu, Oscar Torres
Round 8: AYL VS Manly Warringah FA
U13s: 2-1 LOSS
Our 13's were the first to play at Cromer Park on Sunday afternoon, and they played a skilful match against a great opposition. Both teams were playing forward with good team work and combination plays. With chances on both sides, Isaac Broomfield scored a free kick for a late surge in the match. An unlucky result but good play by the boys.
Goalscorers: Isaac Broomfield
U14s: 2-2 DRAW
The 14's were next to take the field and like the 13s, struggled against a tough Manly outfit. The boys struggled to find their rhythm in the game, and saw a number of passes not completed, and chances at goal missed. CCU struggled to create space during the game, however, they still managed to net two goals and come away with a draw. A good effort by the team. Coach Chris O'Connor said of the game, "sometimes you have to go through the highs and the lows", and the boys will use this game as a way to build at training during the week, and prepare for next week's game.
Goalscorers: Ryan Brown, Bailey Holt
U15s: 5-1 WIN
The 15's boys were up next to face Manly, and don't be fooled by the scoreline, their 15's team was also very strong. Our CCU boys had a tough game to play, and the defence did well to lift to the standard of the match and withhold the pressure placed on them by Manly. The team worked well under pressure and made the most of fluid movement of the ball and working as a team. Some great combination work resulting in great strikes at goal, followed in and finished by quick tap ins. A great performance by all.
Goalscorers: Luke Dargan, Mason Fitzgerald, Jack O'Callaghan x3
U16s: 2-1 LOSS
The 16's boys were the last team to take the field against Manly and were looking to come away with a result like the 15's before them. The team played an incredibly good game against a very strong opposition. Manly's strong attack made it difficult to play out and keep possession. Their style of play worked our transition by using a quick counter attack style football. The score doesn't reflect the level in which the boys played, as they were unlucky not to finish on a number of occasions. All in all a good performance against a benchmark side. Coach Jake Gomez said, "this week's training will focus on attacking play and refining our decisions in the final third to get those results". The boys look forward to another tough match against Blacktown next weekend.
Goalscorers: Mason Lavery