South Coast Flame travelled to face Bankstown City at Jensen Park on Saturday.
It was a productive day for the Flame with the club remaining unbeaten across the day with four wins and a draw.
U13 Boys | Bankstown City 1 South Coast Flame 4
The boys travelled to Jensen Park knowing they would have a tough game on their hands, with eight players from the under-13s unavailable, five players from the under-12s SAP team stepped up to help the team out.
Flame dominated the ball throughout the match.
A nice combination play down the left-hand side saw the ball worked towards the back post where Alex Bosevski smashed home unopposed to give the boys a deserved lead.
The boys continued their dominance and a mazy run from under-12s player Jude Taylor-Chamberlain where he rounded two defenders and the goalkeeper saw Ben Parry tap into an empty net.
At 2-0 up the side turned over the ball in a critical area which saw Bankstown gifted an opportunity in the box which was dispatched over Andre Dzeparoski in goals, leaving the boys 2-1 up at halftime.
It was a strong start to the second period with the side continuing to dominate proceedings, creating plenty of chances.
The woodwork was struck on a few occasions much to the frustration of the boys.
Some nice combination play down the right-hand side found Taylor-Chamberlain in the box who unselfishly cut the ball back to Jacob Tucker on the penalty spot who smashed the ball home for the Flame’s third.
Ben Parry rounded off proceedings, beating his player down the left and calmly slotting home for his second and the team’s fourth.
The boys pushed for more but the score remains unchanged with the Flame running out 4-1 winners.
A big shout out to Andre Dzeparoski, Jude Taylor-Chamberlain, Jai Carabine-Conway, Hunter Park and Tyson Tomlinson from the under-12s squad who came up and performed exceptionally to help the squad achieve another win this season. Those boys fit in like they have been there from the start, never looking out of place throughout the game.
Player of the Week: Jacob Tucker
Jacob played his best game of the season so far.
His discipline in holding his position and executing his player tasks made it easy for the boys around him to get the ball forward and into dangerous positions.
He was lively in and out of possession as well as helping out his teammates throughout the game, epitomising what the Flame are about.
U14 Boys | Bankstown City 2 South Coast Flame 5
In what was a very comfortable first half, the side took the lead in the 15th minute with a good passage of play, leading Josh Keir to play a through ball into Willem Robaard who composed himself and placed the ball past the keeper.
In the 23rd minute, the Flame extended their lead when the ball fell to Matt Page who tapped in from close range.
Unfortunately, the boys could not see out the first half and conceded right on the stroke of halftime.
In the second half, the side came out flat and were punished, when a Bankstown free-kick was fired into the far corner, bringing the score to 2-2.
Flame showed their resilience and took control of the game once again with 10 minutes to go.
Willem Robaard scoring again with three goals and assists coming from Matt Page, Zeke Frino and Jake Ueda.
Player of the Week: Willem Robaard
Willem has worked hard this last week in improving his contribution to attacking and defending moments and capped off his week with four well-taken goals.
U15 Boys | Bankstown City 2 South Coast Flame 4
The under-15s didn’t start the game the way they would’ve wanted to – going a goal down early on.
As the game went on, the side began to move the ball better creating several chances before the break going in 2-1 up at halftime.
The second period carried on from the end to the first with Flame keeping possession and controlling the game.
The Flame would add two more goals to their tally running out 4-2 winners.
It was a great team effort from the boys to come from behind and end up winning well.
Player of the Week: Blake Pearson
Blake Pearson earns this week’s player of the week having worked tirelessly up front all game.
U16 Boys | Bankstown City 0 South Coast 4
The Flame started the game well dominating possession for large parts of the first half and were rewarded with a great strike from Jayden Harb just before halftime.
The boys continued where they left off after the break adding three more goals to their tally.
Jay De Gouveia, Keegan Rea and Josh Bussoletti all got on the scoresheet for the Flame.
This capped off a great day with four different goal scorers and a clean sheet.
Player of the Week: Jacob Carney
Jacob Carney gets the player of the week this week putting in an excellent performance on the weekend.
U18 Boys | Bankstown City 1 South Coast Flame 1
It was a very steady start to the game. Flame controlled possession in the opening stanza and enjoyed the territorial advantage.
In the 15th minute, Mason Videla picked up a loose ball deep on the right-hand side and pushed forward on one of his trademark runs.
He released to Julian De Freitas who weighted his pass nicely to Alex Farah in the box.
Farah’s turn and shot were true and Flame took a well-deserved lead.
In the 26th minute, the Flame had another promising chance when Aiden Chard in midfield found Farah in the box again.
His one-on-one chance with the keeper was saved.
Bankstown pushed forward on several occasions in the later stages of the half.
Their passes into the box were dangerous but they were unable to finish them off.
Flame went into the break 1-0 to the good.
After the break, the hosts began to come into the game creating a couple of chances.
Just before the hour mark, Bankstown City restored parity with an accurate finish that squeezed past the outstretched leg of Matthew Gazivoda.
Despite the setback, Flame remained composed and went looking for a go-ahead goal in the fixture.
As the game opened up in the latter stages, Gazivoda produced some fantastic saves to ensure the scores remained level.
At the other end, midfielder Luke Hoefsloot together with attackers Noah Lehn, Antonio Sansone and Corey Burling tried their best to score what would be the winner.
However, it wasn’t to be with the match ending 1-1.
Photo Credit | Vanessa Glasgow