Top two sides stamp authority

Top two sides stamp authority

Apollo V Gambier Centrals

Apollo came away with a great win over Centrals on Sunday, starting the game strong with an early goal from Billy Pearce to take an early lead.

Centrals tried hard to equalise before half time but struggled to keep possession due to Apollo’s consistent pressure.

At half time Apollo led the game 1-0.

Centrals made a substitution to start the second half, taking off Ronan McKenzie for Pacifique Baraka.

In the 51st minute, Pearce found the back of the net again for Apollo to give them a two goal lead.

Soon after in the 62nd minute Centrals’ scoring machine Sam Shoemark found the back of the net to bring Centrals back to a one goal deficit.

Minutes later Apollo’s Caine Ellis was booked with a yellow card and subbed off for Ronald Bati.

Right after the substitution Centrals’ Alexander Obedi was also booked with a yellow, before being prompted subbed off for Kynan Sheedy in the 68th minute.

Centrals made another substitution later, swapping out Mitchell Manser for Brodey Koop.

Centrals’ hopes of a comeback were crushed in the 74th minute when Apollo was awarded a penalty, which Christopher Bytheway stepped up to and slotted, making it 3-1.

Apollo did well to hold off Centrals’ late charge for a comeback, with Billy Pearce giving a great performance, scoring two goals in the win.

Apollo defeated Gambier Centrals 3-1.

Naracoorte United V International

Inter travelled to Naracoorte on Sunday and came away with a big win over United.

Inter’s Samuel Bueti started strong, scoring in the 10th minute then again three minutes later to give Inter a two goal lead.

The black and blue continued to dominate the play as they tallied another goal in the 32nd minute, this time coming from Cedar Sopha, to be up 3-0 at half time.

In the second half, Inter’s top striker Matthew Bueti got in on the fun with a goal in the 57th minute.

Late in the match Bueti scored again to make it 5-0.

In the 86th minute Inter’s captain Christan Cella found the back of the net to put Inter up by six goals.

Bueti capped off a great game with another goal in the 91st minute to seal the hattrick and the game.

Head coach Tony D’Agostino said he was very pleased with his team’s performance on the weekend.

“I was pretty impressed with my team’s performance, I think they are playing at a high level for this time of year,” he said.

D’Agostino thought that Sam and Matt Bueti both had great games in the win.

“They scored five out of our seven goals and I thought they contributed really well,” he said.

“Sam early on created a lot of opportunities to score two goals which took the pressure off us seeing that we went in with a different line up than normal.”

D’Agostino thinks his side is travelling okay so far this season but still believes there is some work to be done.

“We had a bit of a reality check against Blue Lake and that was probably an exception and not the norm,” he said.

“For us to be conceding three goals in four minutes is not something we have been renowned for doing and we are usually a lot better than that.

“Everything we have to do we are working on at the moment to make sure we improve and that we get better at the right time of the year.”

Inter defeated Naracoorte United 7-0

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