Capital Football reports that RiotACT’s Tuggeranong United has returned to the losers list going down 4-1 to Woden Valley.
Better luck next time guys!
Belconnen United returned to the top of the loop Premier League with a 5-2 win over Canberra Olympic at O’Connor Enclosed with the home team reduced to ten men following the dismissal of defender Joel Valtonen midway through the first half. The Blue Devils were already in front by that stage with David Kemp scoring the quickest goal of the season after only ten seconds. A second, on the 13th minute mark, from Dustin Wells, who converted from the penalty spot, had Belconnen in charge. Despite the dismissal of Valtonen Olympic fought back and Yianni Karabalis reduced the gap before the same player equalised six minutes after the break. Taylor Beaton restored the visitors lead twelve minutes from time before Wells netted twice in stoppage time to complete his hat-trick and move onto seven for the season.
Cooma Tigers and Canberra FC shared the spoils in the match of the round at Nijong Oval with the highly anticipated clash ending in a 1-1 draw. The Tigers had the lead inside the opening fifteen minutes when Alex Castro, starting for the first time since recovering from injury, slotted the opener. Canberra FC showed their resilience on a freezing cold afternoon though with an equalising goal in the 61st minute through Danai Gapare. The draw puts Canberra FC up to third with Cooma Tigers dropping down to second place.
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Canberra City certainly hit their straps on Saturday evening as they demolished Monaro Panthers 7-0 at Hawker Football Centre. Even without the injured Brad Sawyer, who will miss the rest of the season with a broken leg, City proved merciless in front of goal with Ben Doyle leading the way bagging a hat-trick to move on to five goals for the season. By the time Doyle netted his first City were already two to the good with Marcial Munoz and Ross Edwards both striking inside the opening quarter of an hour. Doyle had two by half-time and completed his hat-trick ten minutes after the break with Sam McDonald and Ben Hartin completing the one-sided rout with the latter scoring his first goal for the club in stoppage time.
Over at Kambah 2 Woden Valley emerged triumphant from the Southside derby recovering from conceding inside the first seventy seconds to win 4-1. Tuggeranong had the perfect start when a long throw from Sean Kiddey was met by Captain Tim Ireson who flicked home his first goal of the season from close range. Woden levelled though when Nick Humphries controlled a clearance on his thigh to send a looping volley from range over the head of Sean Potter and into the net. The visitors took the lead in some style in the 37th minute when midfielder Simon Hinde sent a venomous strike from 35 metres that flashed past Potter for a quite stunning goal to give Woden the advantage at half-time. The killer blow was struck in the 64th minute when Sean Murphy broke the offside trap and rounded Potter before squeezing his shot in off the post with the points secured in stoppage time as Peter Marlette beat Ireson and rounded the ‘keeper to roll the ball home and complete a satisfactory afternoon for Woden Valley.