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Weekend Wrap | vs UNSW (Round 1)

South Coast Flame hosted UNSW in the opening round of the NPL 2 NSW Youth (Blue) 2021 season at Ian McLennan Park on Saturday. It was a goal glut across the age groups with 14 goals scored and three wins, a draw, and a defeat. 

 

U13 Boys | South Coast Flame 4 UNSW 0

The under-13s got their season off to a flyer with a 4-0 win. The boys started off nervously, as they struggled to get themselves into the game seeing a lot of pressure piled on early. Declan Pearce helped weather the storm in the Flame goal producing some vital saves to ensure the side didn’t go behind.

A quick counter-attacking goal from Ollie Green settled the nerves seeing the Flame find their composure for the remainder of the half and could even feel unlucky to not have doubled the advantage in this time.

Buoyed by their strong finish to the first half, the hosts continued to up the tempo adding three more goals in the second half. Gabriel Corvalan earning himself a brace before Ben Parry finished off the contest with a well-struck effort from outside the box. 

 

Player of the Week: Declan Pearce

Declan Pearce earns this week’s player of the week capping off a strong week in training with a performance in the game to match coming up with crucial saves throughout the match thoroughly earning the team’s clean sheet. 

 

U14 Boys | South Coast Flame 1 UNSW 1

No match report made available.

 

U15 Boys | South Coast Flame 5 UNSW 0

It was a strong start to the campaign for the under-15s with a commanding 5-0 win. Lachlan Flood opened the scoring for the Flame as Noah Crapis doubled the advantage heading into the break. The second half saw three more goals with the first of those coming just seconds in when Dylan Griffiths found the net.

The hosts weren’t done yet as Crapis got his second of the game to make it 4-0, and Blake Pearson got the fifth and final goal with just over ten minutes remaining in the match.

 

Player of the week: Noah Crapis

Noah Crapis receives the player of the week having trained extremely well throughout the week while also putting in an impressive display on matchday netting a brace in what was an industrious display upfront. He demonstrated a fantastic attitude and was willing to put a shift in at both ends of the pitch.

This allowed him to get into great positions himself and create opportunities for his teammates while being unlucky to not get what would have been a well-deserved hattrick. 

 

U16 Boys | South Coast Flame 2 UNSW 0

The under-16s picked up a 2-0 win to start the season in a tough and frustrating encounter. However, just six minutes into the game, Will Aston found the net muscling his way into a shooting position inside the box shrugging off several challenges from the visitors’ defenders before showing great composure to finish off the move.

The side went into the sheds with just the one-goal advantage looking to add more goals in the second half.

Will Aston was at the double with 15 minutes to play when a perfectly weighted ball over the top from Nick Hailstone played Aston through with the forward making no mistake scoring the Flame’s second goal and securing the victory. 

 

Player of the week: Will Aston 

Will Aston got himself this week’s player of the week capping off an impressive week in training showcasing a great attitude and desire to achieve with a match-winning brace on matchday. 

 

U18 Boys | South Coast Flame 2 UNSW 3

No match report made available.

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