U13 BOYS | SOUTH COAST FLAME 3 – 1 HILLS UNITED
The team travelled to Blacktown for an important game against a decent opposition and prevailed with a 3-1 victory. For the first 15-20 minutes of the game, Flame were not their usual selves and were impatient with the ball and were not really creating too many opportunities and were wasteful with some of our passing.
The boys picked it up as the half progressed and were rewarded after an excellent Dylan Rodrigues run. He was brought down in the box for a penalty which Lucas Tancevski converted.In the second half, Flame picked up where they left off, and Cohen Pegler supplied a great cross to the back post where Rodrigues scored with a fine finish.Hills then pulled a goal back which made the game a little nervy for the boys, but they completed the game with neat Tancevski finish which earned him a brace.Well done to the boys. Another great result that sees the team firmly entrenched in the top four.
Player of the week: Oscar Holden-Kim
Excellent positional play throughout. Rock solid at the back. Great support play.
U14 BOYS SOUTH COAST FLAME 0 – 1 HILLS UNITED
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U15 BOYS SOUTH COAST FLAME 2 – 2 HILLS UNITED
A solid result against a well organised team just one point ahead of the Flame on the table. South Coast came from behind twice with a first half goal to Matt Page and a second half long range screamer from Brayden Steel securing the draw. The result keeping the boys in the hunt for finals action.
Player of the week: Matt Page
Always 100% effort, a good performance and a very well taken goal.
U16 BOYS SOUTH COAST FLAME 2 – 5 HILLS UNITED
The boys got off to a great started. Levi Dirks switched play, Blake Pearson beat his player and got the ball to Oscar Lambie whose first time cross found Dirks to head in the first goal.
Hills looked to work their way back into the game. Jacob Hastings made several great one in one saves to keep his team in the game. South Coast conceded midway through the second half to go into the break 1-1.
To be fair, Hills dominated possession in the second half with Flame conceding four goals.
Last ten minutes, Flame were fired up and played some good football and were rewarded with a second goal after fast paced play. A great through ball from Cassidy Mar to Yoan Ciugureanu who took his chance.
Player of the week: Cassidy Mar
Played multiple positions and worked tirelessly throughout the second half whilst grabbing an assist.
U18 BOYS SOUTH COAST FLAME 1 – 2 HILLS UNITED
Following last week’s wash out, the U18 boys were keen to get on the pitch and play football. With several players missing, coach Jason Spencer reshuffled his squad to cover the missing centre backs and defensive midfielder.
The first ten minutes of the game was evenly contested with both teams finding their feet. Soon after, Flame were building momentum and started looking dangerous. The next 20 minutes saw Flame pepper the opposition with no less than half a dozen attempts on goal from the attackers, although unfortunately for Flame, none found the net.
Although Flame continued dominating possession and created several opportunities, the opposition started to lift their intensity with a couple of shots from distance.
The first half whistle blew with the score still at 0-0 and the opposition could count themselves lucky that they weren’t behind by a few.
The second half started with the same intensity as the first, with both teams desperately trying to find the back of the net. At 56 minutes in, a defensive error nearly cost the team a goal, but Matt Gazivoda denied them with a classy save.
Flame’s persistence paid off when in the 58th minute, a wonderful through ball by Bowen Spencer found the feet of Will Aston who calmly slotted the ball into the back of the net.
At the 60th minute mark, the opposition coach had seen enough and made several changes to try and destabilise Flame, however they continued enjoying possession, although missed several opportunities to put the game to rest.
It was in the 80th minute that the Flame boys conceded a soft goal, gifting United an equaliser.
The last ten minutes of the game was fast paced, end to end with both teams desperately trying to find the winner. Full time was only seconds away when the referee awarded a contentious penalty to the opposition, and Hills finish with a penalty goal on the whistle, taking the points with a 1-2 loss to Flame.
Although Flame were disappointed for not taking the three points, the game saw some great performances from the team, with special mention to Nick Hailstone, Jayden Harb and Junho Cho for their intensity and hard work.
Player of the week: Will Aston
His energy and work rate throughout the game was outstanding.
CATCH UP GAME
U13 BOYS SOUTH COAST FLAME 6 – 0 NEPEAN
This game was a catch-up game from a washout earlier in the year and the boys again came away with the chocolates.
An early rocket from Cohen Pegler settled the nerves and we again started dominating the opposition all over the park. Excellent work through the midfield led to Dylan Rodrigues crossing for a simple tap in from Harley Bermudez.
Flame entered the second half knowing the game was not over and continued excellent passing and movement over the pitch and were once again rewarded with a Lucas Tancevski goal early in the half.
Lachlan Pegler who filled in from the SAP Under 11’s was then bought down in the box for a penalty, which he dispatched into the top left-hand corner of the goal.
Rodrigues rounded off the scoring with another two goals to his already impressive tally this season.
Special mention to Jett Beck, Lachlan Pegler and Jordan Carrasco who all played at some stages over the two games on the weekend and played fantastic for South Coast. Good signs for future Flame players.
Player of the week: Cohen Pegler.
Playing out of his normal position, he displayed an incredible performance. He broke up the Nepean attack through his defensive efforts and controlled the middle of the park throughout the 90 minutes.