Match Reports

South Coast Flame started the second half of the season in style hitting Gladesville Ryde for six.

There was early intend from Flame when as early as the second minute, both Sam Alston and Jyden Harb carved out half chances.

Gladesville failed to stem the flow as Alston found Mitchell Turner who ran onto the ball and placed it nicely beyond Brendan Ahmed putting Flame ahead on five minutes.

Just a few minutes later, the home team has an attacking raid that saw a couple of shots from the edge of box blocked as Flame looked to preserve their early advantage.

Flame was enjoying the majority of possession as they looked to work the ball forward. On 18 minutes, a clever flick from Matthew Mazevski sent Turner away down the right. He squared the ball across goal and found Michael Trajkovski lurking on the far post as he tapped in.

Two minutes later, Alston forced a turnover in midfield as he laid off for Trajkovski who in turn pushed the ball to Turner. His shot whisked just wide as Flame were turning up the heat.

A neat corner set piece from Flame on 26 minutes very nearly brought about a third with Mazevski linking with Iwata who saw his effort hit the side netting.

Gladesville spent the majority of the first half defending however on 39 minutes they mustered their first real chance. Aram Tayebi cut inside from the left and he squared a terrific pass to Chris Gaitatzis who just couldn’t quite turn it towards goal.

Just seconds later, Flame ventured forward and a delightful ball over the Magic defence saw Trajkovski latch on to it and lift it over Ahmed and into an open goal to make three.

Flame had one last chance just before the break with Yianni Perkatis linking with Harb who skied a shot over the bar from 10 yards out.

Gladesville looked to revive themselves early in the second half with Jarnum Kumar crossing for Gaitatzis however his header from 8 yards out went straight to Rocco Zinnato.

On 54 minutes, some lovely footwork from Trajkovski on the right saw him drive into the box however he was felled earning a penalty. Trajkovski stepped up and dispatched it securing his hat-trick in a little over 30 minutes.

Not long after, Mazevski let loose an effort from 25 yards that stung the palms of Ahmed.

Up the other end, Genki Kohyama got up highest as he headed over a Magic corner over the bar.

On 63 minutes, Perkatis fired a rocket from 35 yards that smashed against the underside of the crossbar as it rebounded into the back of Ahmed however, he managed to retrieve it before it crossed the line. It was an amazing effort that would have been a contender for goal of the season.

Flame continued to pepper the Magic penalty area. Perkatis linking with Namito Tsuchiya whose shot was well saved. Trajkovski was on hand for the rebound however it was well blocked to deny the forward.

From the corner, Mazevski whipped in a dangerous ball that saw Perkatis flick just over the bar.

With five minutes to go, Flame wasn’t done, a neat ball from Harb to substitute Zander Alston saw him place it neatly beyond the keeper for five.

Right on full time, Harb was the recipient of a rebound that saw him charge towards goal. He made no mistake as Flame rounded the scoring at six.


In the Under 20 game, Flame managed to get up with a later winner.

It was a tight first half with both teams having some half chances. Flame scored twice in the space of a few minutes through Chayden Vasquez and Ryan Chard before Magic responded with two of the own midway through the half.

The game was evenly poised with both teams going in search of the winner.

The winner came from Flame as Chard finished well on 80 minutes to help Flame secure an important win.


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