Match Reports

South Coast Flame capped an emotional week for the club with a gritty 2-0 win over Camden Tigers at Ian McLennan Park.

Two goals in two minutes were enough to seal the deal despite the home side being reduced to 10 men late in the game.

Both sides were content to spa in the opening quarter hour as they pushed and prodded with neither side able to muster any genuine opportunities.

The game kicked into life on 20 minutes when a neat chip over the defence from Yianni Perkatis found Mitchell Turner. He managed to chip Joshua Glasson off balance however his effort hit the wrong side of the post as it deflected out.

A minute later, Camden’s Bailey Simpson sliced through the Flame defence forcing a smart save from Jordan Bruce.

Not long after, Dean Mugridge turned his defender inside the box however his snapshot flew over the bar as the game started to heat up.

Seconds later, a swift move from Flame saw Turner run across the edge of the box before letting loose with a shot that missed its target.

The game settled back down after that spate of chances and just before half time, Camden’s Joshua Mazurkiewicz wasted a chance as he blasted over following a cutback pass.

Right in half time, Franscesco Giannetto and Aidan Limbrey combined well forcing another save from Bruce as Camden finished the half strong.

The visitors started the second half much like they finished the first and Simpson curled an effort from inside the box that forced another flying save from Bruce.

On the hour, Mazurkiewicz and Simpson both had consecutive shots on target as the Tigers peppered the Flame goal.

Just two minutes later and perhaps against the run of play, Trajkovski found himself through on goal however his first touch took him away from goal. Camden looked like they recovered however Trajkovski squared the ball to Turner who curled an effort from the edge of the box beyond Glasson to put Flame ahead.

The home fans were still celebrating the first goal when Zander Alston burst down the right wing before squaring a ball back across goal. Trajkovski did ever so well to get enough purchase to his shot to beat Glasson and in the blink of an eye, Flame were two up.

Camden continued to come at Flame and Brendan Lane came close with a low shot however Bruce was equal to it.

On 75 minutes, Flame almost make it three from a corner. Genki Iwata whipped in a ball that saw Matthew Mazevski leap high and his header with good purchase just went over the bar.

Just two minutes later, Mazurkiewicz beat Bruce to a long ball as he toe poked the ball past the goalkeeper. It was heading goal bound however the ball slowed down enough for Yianni Fragogiannis to recover and clear the ball to safety.

Flame were forced to see out the game with ten players after Mazevski received a second booking in the match on 82 minutes. From the resulting free kick, Shaun Irwin struck the post.

Flame would have been relieved to see out the match and record a much needed three points particularly given the loss of their team mate this week, Levi Dirks.

Match Data

The Under 20’s went on a second half rampage as they romped to a 10-1 win over Camden.

Jyden Harb opened the scoring on 19 minutes after converting a penalty with great confidence and finesse.

Mitchell Despotovski made it two on 34 minutes after he got on the end of a neat combination play.

Just two minutes after the break, Harb intercepted a ball in midfield and with the keeper off his line, found the net from 40 yards.

Camden hit back with a penalty goal to Avisai Vunisasaro on 56 minutes however that was the only joy they were going to get from the game.

Harb secured his hattrick with a beautiful curling effort from 25 yards out to make it 4-1 on the hour.

Just three minutes later, a mix up in the Tigers defence saw Lucas Ayala nip in and push the ball home.

It was six on 69 minutes. Some high pressure and selfless play saw a square pass to Chayden Vasquez as he tapped into an unguarded net.

Flame weren’t finished there as Ryan Chard completed a neat move that saw Ayala square the ball across goal for a back post tap in.

On 79 minutes, a goalkeeping error saw Artip Suksing collect a spilled ball and walk it into goal.

On 83 minutes, Ayala bagged a brace as he was on the end of a fortunate deflection that saw he place the ball beyond the goalkeeper.

It was double figures for the first time ever in the club’s senior men’s history when Jay De Gouveia rounded the scoring with a well taken drive that beat the keeper on the near post.

The huge win propels the Under 20’s to the top of the League table.


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