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Senior Men

Gambier Centrals v International

Inter came away with the three points after defeating an unlucky Centrals side on Sunday, with the black and blue starting the game strong with an early penalty.

Matthew Bueti stepped up and converted the shot to put Inter up by a goal.

Soon after Gambier Centrals’ Bradley White was shown a second yellow card and sent off.

With one less player on the field, Centrals’ streak of bad luck continued as their top goal scorer Sam Shoemark suffered an injury and had to be subbed off.

Despite the unfortunate events Centrals continued to battle hard and kept the pressure on Inter with plenty of great runs and set pieces that put pressure on Inter’s defence.

Centrals conceded another goal late in the first half, this time coming from Federico Viezzer.

With half time in their sights Inter scored in the shadow of the break thanks to a goal from Cedar Sopha to be up by three at the change.

Centrals stood strong early in the second half as they tried to stop the bleeding, but Inter struck again as Samuel Bueti found the back of the net.

Inter was awarded another penalty with Matt Bueti stepping up to take the kick and scoring another goal to make it 5-0.

The Buetis continued to cause problems for Centrals as Sam scored another goal, followed by another goal from Matt – giving him a hat trick.

Centrals set about stemming the flow, despite being down by seven, and settled into a tough defensive rhythm where they managed to slow the Inter attack.

But with a man down they could not hold off the black and blue charge as Matt Bueti scored again.

Centrals finally found some good play as Brodey Koop scored to ruin Inter’s clean sheet.

In stoppage time Inter finished strong with a goal from Caleb Casey and another goal from Matt Bueti.

Gambier Centrals club president Shane Dycer said his side did it tough, particularly with the loss of Sam Shoemark during the game and the mountain of other injuries that occurred as the match progressed.

“It was a pretty disappointing day for us, we were already fighting a hard battle with 10 and Sam did a hamstring and will not play for a month,” he said.

“We ended up with both our central defenders and our centre forward injured and our centre midfielder sent off, so it was a tough day at the office.”

Inter defeated Centrals 10-1.

Blue Lake v Apollo

Blue Lake and Apollo shared the points on Sunday after two goals from the Rangers in the dying moments of the game.

Both sides battled hard in the first half with neither side able to get a goal on the board.

That changed late in the half as Apollo’s Caine Ellis gave his side a one goal lead heading into half time.

Blue Lake came out firing in the second half as Shar Nay Than equalised early and a few minutes later the Rangers won a corner and capitalised on the opportunity as Sae Nay Mya found the back of the net to give the Rangers a one goal lead.

Blue Lake’s lead did not last long as Kar Nilar made the costly mistake of an own goal to tie the game two goals a piece.

Apollo took back the lead in the 70th minute thanks to a Billy Pearce goal before Pearce came up big again two minutes later with another goal to give Apollo a two goal lead.

Apollo did well to hold off Blue Lake’s relentless pressure as they tried hard to get back into the game.

Apollo’s defence broke down in the 90th minute as Blue Lake got a goal back from Shar Nay Than, making it a one goal game.

Two minutes into extra time Blue Lake’s Moo Bya Say scored the equalising goal which resulted in both sides sharing the points.

Blue Lake and Apollo drew 4-4.

Senior Women

Millicent United v Naracoorte United

Millicent came away with a big win over Naracoorte on Sunday.

Letita Izzo got the game going for Millicent as she scored early in the half to give Millicent a one goal lead.

Sarah Thomson put another goal on the board for Millicent soon after to take their lead to two goals.

Millicent continued to dominate the game as Lana Shepherd finished the half strong with back to back goals which made it a 4-0 game at half time.

Naracoorte’s hopes of a comeback were crushed early in the second half as Shepherd scored another goal to seal her hat trick.

Millicent’s pressure continued after going up 5-0 as they scored again, this time coming from Ruby Shepherd.

Naracoorte were able to slow down Millicent for a short time but Millicent broke through their defence once again as Leonie McCallum scored the team’s seventh goal.

Naracoorte found some success late in the game as Sile Legoe found the back of the net to get her side on the board and deny the chance for Millicent to get a clean sheet.

Millicent United defeated Naracoorte United 7-1.

Gambier Centrals v International

Centrals picked up a great win over Inter on Saturday, with the black and blue off to a great start as Leonie Robertson scored a goal in the 4th minute to give Inter the lead.

Centrals battled hard to get back into the game and did so through a goal from head coach Wanita Robinson.

After tying the game up Centrals refused to take their foot off the pedal as they hit the scoreboard again late in the first half with the goal coming from Andi Corfield.

After a strong start Inter found themselves down 2-1 at half time.

It did not take long for Centrals to add to their lead as Corfield scored again to give Centrals a two goal lead.

After Corfield’s goal Inter did well to slow down Centrals from scoring but they struggled to get on the scoreboard themselves.

International’s defence broke again after Gambier Centrals’ Rachel Muzaliwa scored to make it 4-1, which was the final margin.

Centrals head coach Wanita Robison was pleased with her team’s victory on the weekend.

“We had a few seniors out and we did not have our strongest team so I was pretty pleased with how we went on Saturday,” she said.

Robinson was impressed with the performance of their leading goal scorer for the match, Andi Corfield.

“Up forward we have got Andi Corfield and she’s doing really well and controlling the ball well,” she said.

Blue Lake v Apollo

Apollo’s unbeaten streak continues after a victory over Blue Lake on Saturday.

Blue Lake did well early in the game to hold off Apollo from scoring, with the Rangers’ defence standing strong until Alix Lescure broke the deadlock to give Apollo the lead.

After conceding the goal Blue Lake locked in to keep the score 1-0 at half time.

Early in the second half Apollo struck again as Deni Atkins scored to make the game 2-0.

After some back and forth play Blue Lake broke Apollo’s defence with Chelsea Frost denying Apollo the clean sheet and giving her side a chance of taking some points.

However, the Rangers could not achieve the comeback as Apollo held off their late charge and secured the three points with a 2-1 victory.

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