South Coast Flame travelled to face Prospect United at Blacktown International Sports Park. It was another strong showing from the club with two wins, two draws and one defeat.
U13 Boys | Prospect United 3 South Coast Flame 2
Flame dominated the majority of the play early on.
The side managed to press in key areas and prevent the opposition from playing out.
The few times Prospect were able to play out, Flame managed to recoup and defend well to prevent any chances.
South Coast created some good opportunities to attack but that final pass in crucial areas often let us down.
A mistake in the defensive half for Flame saw Prospect gain possession, and after initially recovering well and prevented a cross, the side allowed Prospect to have a free shot from the edge of the box that was put away well.
Flame continued in the second half to press and try to create, and after some strong combination play, Jude Taylor-Chamberlain beat the keeper to put us level.
Unfortunately soon after the side gave away a soft freekick outside the box that was smashed into the top corner.
The Flame continued to press and try to match the physicality however a string of errors in the back third saw Prospect score from distance into a near open net.
South Coast continued to push and some fine keeping and poor finishing kept Flame out.
In the last five minutes, Oscar showed brilliance in beating his player down the line and finding Alex Bosevski at the back post to tap in and make it 3-2.
Player of the Week: Alex Bosevski
Did a lot of work in BP and BPO, was confident in taking players on in wide areas and linked up play well in central areas to create attacks.
His efforts were rewarded with a goal late on.
U14 Boys | Prospect United 1 South Coast Flame 4
Looking for a reaction from last week’s defeat, Flame returned to the winner’s circle with a 4-1 away win against Prospect.
As predicted, Prospect looked to use their physicality to take control of the game, but South Coast’s ball movement down both wings slowly cased havoc for their defence.
Flame took the lead in the 22nd minute, the side moved the ball over the opposition’s lines and Josh Keir drives forward with the ball, playing a defence-splitting pass into the path of Zeke Frino who rounded the goalkeeper and tucked the ball away.
The side went into the HT break at 1-1, conceding a minute after scoring as they tried to force the ball through the lines and were punished on a quick counter-attack.
Flame came out in the second half with a better shape when the side didn’t have the ball and scored three unanswered goals.
The second coming in the 40th minute with a freekick, with a cross-come-shot from Jimmy Skarvelis.
The third coming seven minutes later, when Zeke Frino was able to drive into the box and pick out Gabriel Corvalan at the far post whose volley managed to roll over the line.
The game was well and truly put to bed in the 51st minute, from Flame’s own goal kick, Willem Robaard’s flick-on found the ever-willing runner in Jake Morris.
Jake drove into the box and this week, had the composure to slide the ball beyond the goalkeeper.
Player of the Week: Zeke Frino
The opposition had no answer for Zeke’s playmaking with his teammates and his intelligent forward runs.
An excellent penetrating run to find himself a deserved goal, and again his unselfishness to provide an assist.
Zeke showed his versatility, being able to play between two roles.
U15 Boys | Prospect United 1 South Coast Flame 1
Flame started the game off well creating many chances but the side were unable to convert any of them.
As a result, the teams went into the break level with the scores locked at 0-0.
It was a difficult start for Flame going down a goal following a corner.
Flame found an equaliser and continued working hard to find a winner.
The side had multiple chances to find this goal and wrap up the game but it wasn’t to be with the points being shared.
Player of the Week: Mitchell Despatovski
Work hard defensively and bike up play Also distribution in attaching areas was great
U16 Boys | Prospect United 0 South Coast Flame 4
The Flame travelled to Prospect for the round four fixture and were looking to bounce back from a draw in last week’s game.
The Flame started the game with a very high tempo and put Prospect on the back foot early when Jyden Harb finished off an excellent well-taken freekick from just outside the Prospect 18-yard box.
Harb would have a brace 10 minutes later when he found himself one on one with the Prospect goalkeeper and calmly finished to make the score 2-0 to the Flame.
The Flame would go into the break 3-0 up after Zac Birch scored on the stroke of halftime.
As the second half got underway Prospect threw numbers forward to try and get back in the contest but to the Flame’s credit, they stayed composed and kept to their game plan and went looking for a fourth goal.
In the 69th minute, Jyden Harb would have his hat-trick after a sensational goal that curled into the top corner of the goal to make the score 4-0 to the Flame.
The score would finish 4-0 to the flame in what was an excellent performance from the boys.
Player of the Week: Jyden Harb and Nick Hailstone
Both players had excellent games and executed their roles in attack and in defence.
U18 Boys | Prospect United 0 South Coast Flame 0
It was an intense game of football for the U18 boys on Sunday when playing mid seeded Prospect United FC in Blacktown.
Prospect were fast on the ball and were looking to take any chance they could to push the ball high.
The first 10 minutes of the game saw the opposition mostly in our half with possession and our defenders and goalie working hard to keep their shots from finding the net.
Prospect nearly scored from a corner in the 11th except for a quick-thinking Julian De Freitas who cleared it off the line.
Flame’s first strong attempt on goal came in the 19th minute after a cross and pass found the feet of Antonio Sansone who made a solid volley but the keeper wrapped it up.
Ethan Hawken kept the backline strong, dispossessing the opposition in the 32nd minute in what was close to being another attempt on goal by Prospect, and a corner a few minutes later for Flame almost found the net after a nice header by Luke Hoefsloot.
The last 10 minutes of the first half saw Flame with some increased possession but the side went into halftime at 0-0.
The second half again saw Flame fighting for possession and at times scrambling to keep the opposition from scoring.
Matt Gazivoda continued to play with strength and determination each game, keeping several of Prospect’s attempts on goal out of the net with some incredible saves.
Flame pushed higher this half creeping into Prospect territory as the Flame tried to get the ball forward to attackers Noah Lehn and Corey Burling.
South Coast had a chance in the 62nd after Sam Alston pushed forward down the line but it swung just wide of the goal.
Not two minutes later a header from Noah almost went in but missed.
The last quarter of the game played out with both teams looking to score with some great attempts but neither being able to find the net and so finished at fulltime with a 0-0 draw.