Monday, May 25, 2009

Beachside susperior to DOSA at Sandown

Photos (Top to Bottom): Beachside's Sam Howarth (left) confronts DOSA's Nick Radovanovic; Bernhard Klasen nets from the spot; Beachside's Ben Davis (left) tackles DOSA's Stephen Swift; Colin Wain gets in a cross before Mark Wakefield (right) can intervene; Beachsides' Colin Wain; Beachside's hat-trick hero, Bernhard Klasen;, Beachside's Colin Shepherd; DOSA keeper Justin Farrugia can only watch as David Visentin retrieves the ball from the net; Andrew Douglas gets the final touch to put Beachside in front; A Beachside corner has DOSA on the defensive

Division One, Sandown Park, Sunday, 24 May 2009

Beachside 4 (Douglas 14, Klasen 30 pen, 39, 78)
Northern Suburbs DOSA 0

HT: 3-0 Att: 54 Ref: C Ware

Beachside: A Bigg - Atkin (McDonald 30), Davis, Robinson, Howarth - Douglas, Shepherd, Lowe (Szoka 79) Wain - P Bigg, Klasen [Substitute not used: Ryan] [Player-Coach: N Robinson]

Northern Suburbs DOSA: Farrugia - Korn, Visentin, Wakefield, Hey - Radovanovic, Frith, Durairajah [(Richardson 46) J Parry 71], Maccrum - Swift, Parry [Substitute not used: Chisholm] [Coach: J O’Hea]

Beachside moved back into third place on the Division One ladder with a comfortable 4-0 win over fifth-ranked Northern Suburbs DOSA on this picturesque little ground at Sandy Bay called Sandown Park.

Beachside made all the going in the opening half, but it took them quite a while to get on top in terms of goals.

To DOSA’s credit, they never gave in, put in the hard yards, and restricted their opponents to just one goal in the second half.

Fifteen-year-old Jayden Hey had a fine senior debut for DOSA. He had a good effort saved and deflected for a corner in the second half as DOSA forced three corners in quick succession.

After several wild shots at the DOSA goal, Beachside took the lead in the 14th minute after a cross from the right, Andrew Douglas getting the last touch.

On the half-hour, it was 2-0 from the penalty spot, Bernhard Klasen converting the spot-kick, awarded after a defender’s push on an attacker.

With 6 minutes of the half remaining, Klasen made it 3-0 with a powerful shot that went in off the far left-hand post.

Klasen should have completed his hat-trick in the 50th minute when he got on to the end of a Pat Bigg left-wing cross, but he steered his header over the bar.

In the 78th minute, Bigg slammed a shot against the crossbar and, when DOSA failed to clear the ball properly, Klasen did grab his third goal, firing home from close range.

Colin Wain had a fine game for Beachside. How South Hobart could use him now!

Some of Beachside’s build-ups, usually involving Colin Shepherd at the heart of the action, were superb.

Nathan Robinson also frequently pushed forward, but his sights were not aligned properly and he always blazed over the bar.

Simon Natoli, a qualified referee, must be commended for taking over on a line during the second half. This is no disrespect to the enthusiastic young lad who was running the line until then, but Natoli, a DOSA player, brought that extra bit of learning and experience to the task.


  • Beachside’s Bernhard Klasen said:

“It was a pretty messy game out there today.

“We’re going to have to make sure that next week we’re a little bit sharper with our tackling, especially in the middle.

“I think we were just a little bit lazy in the second half, wanting to get to the ball, and that’s obviously what showed in the outcome of the second half.

“The things we’re going to have to work on is being just a little bit more persistent in getting to the ball first, otherwise good teams like Metro are going to make us chase all day.

“I reckon that’s something we’re going to work on during the week.”

  • Northern Suburbs DOSA coach, Joe O’Hea, said:

“It was our first game in four weeks so it was just like starting the season over again.

“The second half was much better than the first half.

“But, we’re just a little bit down on our touch.

“We got to get our confidence up and got to get our game fitness up again.

“There were a couple of promising things there, I thought.

“We’ve got plenty to work with.”


22 Goal Attempts 4
10 Shots on Target 1
5 Corners 4
10 Fouls Committed 5
2 Off-Sides 0
2 (Davis 69, MacDonald 71) Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0


P Bigg 5 3
Klasen 8 5
Robinson 3 0
Howarth 1 0
MacDonald 2 0
Wain 3 2

Northern Suburbs DOSA:

Swift 1 0
Parry 1 0
Hey 1 1
Maccrum 1 0

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