South Coast Flame had another impressive round of results against Inner West Hawks at Arlington Oval with four wins and one defeat on Saturday.
U13 Boys | Inner West Hawks 4 South Coast Flame 1
An early own goal from a back pass to our keeper set the tone for the game.
The side started slow and worked their way into the game, resulting in a good finish from Gabriel Corvalan to bring Flame level.
Although South Coast created problems for the Hawks, their keeper was never really tested and the side continued to give away the ball very cheaply.
A late second-half goal to Inner West Hawks meant Flame were 2-1 down at half time.
The second half continued the way of the first, again poor decision making, poor execution and a lack of focus mean an enthusiastic Inner West Hawks scored two more goals with the Flame finishing 4-1.
A strong learning point for the team that everyone needs to be focused for every game.
The game showed that when the side isn’t focused, disciplined and strive away from the playing style and player tasks they will suffer on the scoreboard.
Player of the Week: Ollie Green
Ollie executed his tasks as best as he could, and was vital in providing a forward passing option and held the ball well, looking to link up play with his supporting players. He also worked tirelessly in defence in pressing moments showing the desire we need as a team.
U14 Boys | Inner West Hawks 0 South Coast Flame 4
The under-14s were down on numbers for our game this weekend, so we could called upon the under-13s, who rose to the occasion and put in a great performance.
The scoring was opened in the 13th minute when Willem Robaard struck a long-range freekick into the back of the net.
The next goal in the 22nd minute, Matt Page was able to tap the ball after some good combination play, found Alex Bosevski from the 13s crossing the ball to the back post.
With a 2-0 lead at halftime, ball movement and scoring next was a key message.
Six minutes into the second half, the side found a third goal. After moving the ball into the front third and losing possession, we worked hard to win the ball back and find Josh Keir, who was able to pick out a pin-point cross into Willem, who finish with a well-placed header.
The fourth goal of the match came from Jake Ueda, when he tirelessly pressed the opposition to win the ball back and slide the ball home.
Player of the Week: Caleb Haig
A strong performance at the back to keep Inner West Hawks at bay, as well as being comfortable in possession and keeping the ball to enable the team to create chances
U15 Boys | Inner West Hawks 0 South Coast Flame 1
No match report made available.
U16 Boys | Inner West Hawks 1 South Coast Flame 4
As the Flame travelled up the highway to face the Inner West Hawks the boys were looking to continue on from last weeks win.
The game would start at a slower tempo than we would like but it didn’t take long for the boys to get going and start to dominate possession and control the game.
Josh Bussoletti in the 10th minute would open the score for the Flame with a long-range strike which the Hawks’ goalkeeper had no chance of saving.
Jyden Harb would be the next to strike in the 21st minute after finding himself in an excellent position to score.
Harb would have a brace 10 minutes later to make it 3-0.
The first half scoring didn’t stop there after Zac Birch was fouled inside the Hawks’ box.
Birch stepped up and would convert the spot-kick to make it 4-0 going into the break.
As the second half kicked off and the Hawks would look to make some tactical changes and try to disrupt the Flame’s first-half dominance.
In the 62nd minute, the Hawks would pull a goal back after a well-executed freekick just outside the Flame box.
The boys would continue to try to unlock a very determined Hawks’ defence creating a hand full of half chances but were unable to convert.
The score would finish 4-1 in what was a very well executed game by the Flame.
We now turn our focus to next week in which will be a massive challenge for the boys as we come up against Rydalmere who sit equal with the Flame at the top end of the ladder.
Player of the Week: Jyden Harb
Excellent performance and executed his player tasks.
Four goals in two weeks – well done.
U18 Boys | Inner West Hawks 0 South Coast Flame 1
The Flame’s season to date has produced some mixed results, so the team went into this match looking to work on our fundamentals against the lower placed Inner West Hawks.
Unsurprisingly It was a cautious start by both teams as they looked to maintain ball possession and minimise errors.
The Hawks had the first scoring opportunity in the ninth minute when the ball found space behind the defensive line and was collected by a Hawks attacker, creating a one-on-one chance with the Keeper.
Cayden Vouter, however, was solid in his approach and successfully secured the shot on goal.
Two minutes later the Flame progress forward and Ned Glasgow feeds the ball to Mason Videla tracking on the right flank.
He takes an early shot on goal just outside the 18-yard box, but it runs across the face of goal.
The Flame was enjoying field position when in the 15th minute Alex Farrah controls a ball received close to goal and he lays it back to an advancing Sam Alston whose shot sails to the left.
As half time approaches, Ned Glasgow receives the ball after a throw-in.
His aggressive run towards goal evades two defenders.
Hawks’ centreback attempts a slide tackle but concedes a freekick five yards shy of the 18-yard box.
Sam Alston steps up to take the direct freekick.
His strike is pinpoint, catching the inside of the right upright and back into the goal.
Flame goes into the break 1-0 up.
The second half was encouraging for the Flame as they enjoyed long periods of ball possession and field position.
South Coast’s defenders were proving very effective with cutting down any of the Hawks’ attacking moves.
Accordingly, there were few scoring opportunities for the opposition.
Conversely, the Flame had several chances to add to their tally, the best coming late in the half when under-16s substitute Jyden Harb joined the field.
Whilst there was no change to the score, the Flame were happy to return to the winner’s circle.