25 April 2017

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FFA Centre of Excellence 5 (Muratovic 6’, Bafford 10’, Mavros 37’, 41’, Trewin 31’) def. Monaro Panthers 0

A blistering five-goal first half paved the way for the FFA Centre of Excellence to record a dominant victory over the winless Monaro Panthers at the AIS on Saturday. A brace to Charlie Mavros was complemented by singles to Mira Murtaovic, Bryce Bafford and Kai Trewin in the 45-minute blitz.

Woden-Weston FC 2 (Yinka-Kehinde 70’, 90+5’) drew. Riverina Rhinos 2 (Donadel 3’, MacLeod 64’)

Woden-Weston FC clawed back a two-goal deficit on Saturday as Olaide Yinka-Kehinde’s second-half brace rescued a point for the home side. The Riverina Rhinos jumped out to an early lead through Jacob Donadel before Ally MaLeod doubled the lead with thirty minutes to go. But Yinka-Kehinde struck ten minutes later before completing the comeback late in stoppage time to give both sides their first point of the season.

Belconnen United 2 (Beaton 59’, Ugrinic 90+3’) def. by Canberra FC 4 (Giampaolo 44’, Kresic 45+2, James 69’, 88’)

Canberra FC kept their perfect start to the season alive as they downed Belconnen United at McKellar Park despite an early red card. Ian Graham was dismisses after 22 minutes but the visitors were not deterred, grabbing two quick goals on the stroke of half-time through Domenic Giampaolo and Niko Kresic to go into the break up 2-0.

The Blue Devils tried to get back into the game in the second half as Taylor Beaton scored with half an hour to go, but two sublime strikes from Thomas James meant that Jason Ugrinic’s stoppage time finish was merely a consolation for the home side.

Gungahlin United 1 (Doherty (OG) 38’) def. Tuggeranong United 0

Gungahlin United grabbed their second win in a row for the season as they kept Tuggeranong United winless at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval. An own goal off Cameron Doherty after a dangerous cross in the 38th minute was enough to separate the two sides at the break, and throughout the second half too.

Tuggeranong pushed hard for an equaliser but Gungahlin’s Jason Denham was up to the task in goals as he made a number of key saves.

Tigers FC 1 (Abot 85’) def. by Canberra Olympic 7 (Own Goal 10’, Colbertaldo 32’, Domenici 53’,78’, Habtemariam 76’, 87’, Tsekenis 89’)

Reigning Premiers Canberra Olympic returned to the winners list with a dominant victory over Tigers in Cooma. An own goal and a rocket from Daniel Colbertaldo separated the sides at half time before Olympic took over in the second period.

Braces to Jeremy Habtemarian and former Tiger Stephen Domenici were complemented by Jordan Tsekenis’ late strike as Nikolas Abot rescued a consolation goal for the well-beaten home side.

Fixtures for the next round are available here.

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It would be nice if Capital Football could find the resources to have referees attend some lower grade matches.

Registered players pay substantial fees to participate in the Mens State League and the organisers have an obligation to provide refereeing.

Alternatively, they should refund a portion of the fees that would be allocated to the referees that are not being supplied.

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