We welcomed some new faces and some returning ones to the club this week, with club debuts for new players Nick Lamanna, Sunny Benjamin and Dillon Gosai and season debuts for returning players Oliver Nichols, Gustavo Fernandes and Brian Valdez. It's great to have you on board guys!
Our result of the round this week is our United Reserves vs Knox Pride, with Coach Alexander David having this to say about the game:
'Heading into the weekend we knew we'd have our work cut out for us against Knox. As the whistle blew for kick off it became clear very quickly that we would have to work for our 3 points. The boys were up to the task and defended resolutely with goalkeeper Samuel Green being rarely tested by the opposition. After creating a few chances Nathan Harper was able to take advantage of a mix up in the Knox defence and score a scrappy goal. The boys held on till the end and we came away with the 3 points and bragging rights in a very important game. Daniel Retamal and I asked for effort from the team this week and full credit to the boys they did not disappoint '
In Division 4 our Thunder boys had another impressive win, with Jake Mandario continuing his goal scoring form with a brace, Luke Hamilton scoring a 25 yard banger for his first senior goal and Alex Groza doing it on the pitch as well as off the pitch, by netting as well. Thunder running out 4-1 winners on the day.
Our Women's United team kept rolling this week with a solid 6-0 win. Another
hattrick to Nicola Westwood and singles to Lana Bonnet, Antonia Grunzu and Bronwyn Maidment sealing the deal.
There were a few games ending with losses in the books this past weekend, but we're highlighting two of them because of the fight and determination shown.
Our Blues team took on the top of the table Knox Strikers in the MPL2 and after trailing 2-0 at half time, battled back to level it at 2-2, and despite falling 4-2 at the last hurdle, it was a tremendous effort from the team. Brian Valdez scoring a brace in his return.
It was similar for our Women's Blues who faced off against the undefeated BNFC Phoenix, and ran them all the way to the final whistle, but fell just short, losing 4-2 in a gallant defeat. Goals to Titi Mudziviri and Grace Kidd.