Thursday, September 12, 2019

University Laterals edge closer to the title with win over Eagles

Photo:  University's Nigel Blundell (left) scored the second goal tonight to make the game safe [PlessPix]

(Southern Championship 6, North Chigwell, Thursday, 12 September 2019)

University Laterals 2 (Stuart Collins 50, Nigel Blundell 76)
New Town Eagles 0

HT:  0-0   Ref:  M Westwood

University Laterals:  Julian Proud;  Nigel Blundell, Alexis Bull, Stuart Collins, Craig Cooper, Adam Dimsey, Nathan Kingston, Craig Pitt, David Procter, Colin Shepherd, Edward Swan  (Subs:  Scott Hadley, Les Jackson)

New Town Eagles:  David Kruijver;  Ben Coates, Christian Gangell, Trev Lee, Brent Leonard, Stephen Louden, Joshua Munting, Huy Quoc Nguyen, Kenny Quan, Chau Tran, Jack Van Der Linden

Photo:  University's Craig Cooper (right) halts an Eagles attack led by Ben Coates [PlessPix]

University Laterals edged closer to the the Southern Championship 6 title with this 2-0 win over New Town Eagles at North Chigwell tonight.

The win put University one point ahead of second-placed Beachside.

This University side boasted some great stars and State representatives of the past, many of whom had won titles at the top level in Tasmania.

Others, including Alexis Bull, are giving back to the game by coaching at youth level.

Photo:  University's Alexis Bull in possession [PlessPix]

It was worth coming out on such a blustery night to see these players in action.

And, the floodlights at North Chigwell are far superior to those at KGV Park and this made photography a pleasure.

Goalkeeper David Kruijver kept Eagles in the game in the first half with an excellent save.

The closest University came to scoring was when they hit the crossbar.

University hit the lead 5 minutes after the interval with a superb goal when Stuart Collins chipped the ball over the keeper from range.

Photo:  Alex Bull attempts to stop an Eagles attack [PlessPix]

Nigel Blundell added the second 14 minutes from the end.

Substitutes Les Jackson and Scott Hadley did not get a run.

Hadley ran the line, while the selectors probably felt that Jackson had probably played enough games for University in his 50-year career as he had bettered the 1,000-game mark earlier this year.

Photo:  Eagles' Christian Gangell takes on a University defender [PlessPix]

Photo:  University's Colin Shepherd controls the ball in front of an Eagles defender [PlessPix]

Photo:  Eagles' Christian Gangell is tackled by a University defender as University's Craig Pitt (right) looks on [PlessPix]


Robi Baric said...

Scotty, Knights 5ths need a quality midfielder you are always welcome.

Angry said...

Uni will then need someone to fill Scooters void and argue black and blue with the are always welcome

Robi Baric said...

Angry lol