Southern Premier League
Nev Watson, round 4, 11th July 2020
Ros-Wak 5, Northern 2
Dn Tech nil, Green Island 2
Mosgiel 5, Varsity 2
Queenstown the Bye
Caversham v Wanaka
Adam Hewson inspired Wanaka with a stunning second-half performance
in claiming a 3-1 win over Caversham at Hancock Park.
Hewson showed off his dazzling skill and powerful finishing to grab two goals
that saw Wanaka claim its second successive win.
Caversham had plenty of possession and opportunities in the first spell,
and deservedly took the lead on 11 minutes when
Connor Neil glided down the left and cracked in a superb
Wanaka equalised 4 minutes into the second half when a foul on Hewson
earns a free kick 25 yards out . Weston Bell takes it and his shot deflects
of the Caversham wall to Hewson on the edge of the box
and he hits a right foot shot low into the left hand corner.
Wanaka then had a golden opportunity to go ahead in the 77th minute,
Van Hees won possession and drove forward and released Hewson
who drew 2 players to him , he then slipped a delightful pass
back across the face of goal to the on coming Van Hees
who mis cued his shot wide from 6 yards .
The men in red showed glimpses of their class with Ben Wade
to the forefront however Wanaka continued to press
and capitalised with two goals in the dying minutes.
Everton Rossi Furby received a pass and then found Roode on the left side
of Cavershams penalty box , he drove inside to shoot but instead
played a square ball to Hewson who deceived his opposition defender
by cutting back on to his right foot and hitting a well timed
shot past Sean Van Dyk on 85 minutes.
Then in the 90th minute following a Caversham corner a sweeping counter-attack
saw a well timed and placed shot from Fletcher Cavanagh
which could only be parried into the path of Toa Roode
and he calmly finished from 5 yards out to make the final score line 3-1 to Wanaka.
Mosgiel v University -
With University getting their season underway last week with a good win
over Queenstown Mosgiels coach Cam McPhail knew that three points
would put them in a good position to push for the Top 4.
Mosgiel started the game brightly, creating a couple of half chances
and a 1 on 1 pulled wide of the goal by Rahan Ali. University started building
into the game with quick ball movement and smart rotation among their midfield
with Oban Hawkins and Benjamin Stanley impressing.
The game was finely balanced when midway into the first half,
Cody Brook cut inside from the right and hammered home with his trademark left
foot from just inside the penalty box past Luke Schaffer-Swan.
That spurred University into action, and within ten minutes
they found an equaliser through Oban Hawkins who calmly sidefooted
the ball into the corner of the net after an untidy turnover by
the Mosgiel midfield. A deserved equaliser for the students but having had
the lion's share of possession and chances,
Mosgiel were determined to wrest back the momentum before the half.
In what was probably the decisive moment of the game,
Aidan Barbour-Ryan created something out of nothing
- through sheer effort and work rate he out-muscled the University centre back,
drove toward goal and laced a shot into the bottom corner of the goal.
Into the 2nd half Mosgiel scored 2 goals early in the half
to give them a commanding lead. Lewis Wall made it 3 - 1
with a beautiful left foot cross/shot into the top corner and
Cody Brook converted a penalty after Rory Findlay was fouled in the box
on the back of a tremendous overlapping run down the left.
Mosgiel dominated for large periods but University refused to lie down
and quickly pulled a goal back through a contender for the goal of the season,
with Oban Hawkins curling home a free kick past Yousuf Ahmadi
into the top right corner of the goal from just outside the box.
University were now starting to threaten but some strong defending
from the Mosgiel backline preserved Mosgiel's two goal advantage.
The final nail in the coffin came about 15 minutes from fulltime,
courtesy of some neat interplay down the left between Cam Anderson
and Kasam Ali that ended with Cody Brook heading home a sublime cross from Ali.
Brook's 14th goal in 4 games and third consecutive hattrick put the game
out of reach for University with Mosgiel claiming a 5.2 victory.
Dunedin Technical v Green Island
Green Island continued its strong start to the season
with a 2.0 victory over Tech.
Techincal set up to defend and frustrate Green Island hoping to hit them
on the counter attack and it nearly paid dividends
when Tech were awarded a 41st minute penalty following a trip in the box
however Mike Neaversons spot kick was well saved by Christian Firth diving to his left.
Nil-all at the break and again in the second half Tech were frustrating
Green Island who despite having the lions share of possession couldn't break down
Tech coach Malcolm Flemings defensive blocks.
It took a moment of individual brillance from Matt Brazier in the 55th minute
when he beat his marker and unleashed a powerful shot past Cade Fink
to break the deadlock. Techs Will Turner threatened on the break but too often
as the lone target he was against 3 defenders.
Still the game wasnt safe for Green Island with only a one goal lead.
Into the last minute of the match an effort from Brazier
struck the post and skipper Tom Milton ensured the points were safe
when in stoppage time he headed home .
Rhys Quarrel, Shay Thom, Luke Clissold and Karma Gyeltshen . Tom Stevens, Harley Rodeka, Jak Stephenson, Josh Lucas, Luke Williams, Michael Sannum, Reid Hulleman , Oliver Colloty,
Matthew Cordelle, Nathan Wilkie , James Govan , Tennessee Kinghorn, Yuni Sung Chang,
Dylan Edwards Curtis Day, Sam Cosgrove, Luke William's, Sam Cosgrove, Yuni Sung Chang , Angus Brett ,
Jaime le Compt, Jak Stephenson and Oliver Colloty. Tom Steven's,
Harley Rodeka, Tennessee Kinghorn,James Govan, Michael Sannum.
Coaches Terry Boylan & Andrew Brook,
2nds Steven Brook & Rob Oram, 3rds Rob Stewart Terry Boylan SNR, Yth Team Terry Hibbert.
Tech squad - Line-up:
GK 01 Cade Fink, RB 07 Chris Boomer, CB 04 Liam Lockhart, CB 12 David Hayman
LB 03 Samual Reidy, RM 06 Michael Bergin, CM 17 Michael Neaverson
LM 08 Caleb Osbourne, RW 10 Will Turner, CF 09 Ashley Watson, LW 02 Joel Theosson-Papp
GK 22 Daniel Robinson, FW 11 Patrick Koppert, FW 14 Chima Robert