Monday, 25 July 2016

Brisbane SC July Competition

Held 24th July 2016 at Woody Point
(Report by Giuseppe Tardiota)

Seven players turned up for our mid winter competition in balmy South East Queensland. The youngest being 11 and the eldest over 70. Rob our elder statesman got off to a flyer beating Gus 1-0 and a cagey 1-1 draw was the result of the last 2 final winners Rik and Giuseppe. The young Wil had to wait till his third game for his first goal, and what a cracker it was – long distance into the top corner and against his Dad. He didn’t manage a win, but the writing is on the wall … “look out Dad” . Gareth only playing in his second competition got a credible win and a draw, and his defence is definitely improving having played 7 and a goal difference of -4. Young Wil got his first tournament point  against Old Rob in a closely contested 1-1 draw. The game of the rounds was Rik v Gus. Rik opened the scoring, with Gus equalising within seconds from the kick off. Rik then took the lead again with Gus levelling soon after. Rik restored his lead for a 3rd time just before the first half was up with another belter. Rik came out in the second half all guns blazing and just couldn’t miss, the final score 6-2 to Rik. Gus making one save and picking the ball out of his net 6 times…
So after the league round, Rik finished top with only dropping points in a draw with Giuseppe. Giuseppe came second due to drawing twice. Shane came 3rd winning 3 and drawing 1. The last semi spot was claimed by Gus ensuring a rematch with Rik in the semi.
Shane fought hard but couldn’t stop Giuseppe scoring twice, but was happy to be playing his first Semi final for some time.
In the Rik v Gus rematch Gus took the lead with a great goal. However, Rik was still in the zone and was soon 3-1 up. Gus got one back but lost the game 4-2. So the top two in the league round made the final. It was a very tight game with few real chances. Eventually though late in the first half Rik took the lead with a very nice finish. The second half continued in the same vein as the first, both defences working well. However, Giuseppe squeezed through to equalise to send the game into extra time. The game could have gone either way, and a Penalty shoot out would not have surprised the on lookers, however, Rik broke through and the man in form in front of goal slotted past Giuseppe’s keeper. The score was 2-1 to Rik after extra time. That makes 2 Final wins from 3 for Rik who is the man to beat at the moment. Another great day had by all at the wonderful venue - Woody Point. Big thanks to Giuseppe for being a great host, and we look forward to next months flicking.

Group stage:
1. Rick Bland
2. Giuseppe Tardiota
3. Shane Robinson
4. Gus Gillespie
5. Rob Bennett
6. Gareth Whalley
7. Will Gillespie

Rick Bland - Gus Gillespie 4-2
Giuseppe Tardiota - Shane Robinson 2-0

Rick Bland - Giuseppe Tardiota 2-1sd

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