Polished effort from Caspers
The Caspers travelled to Armidale to take on the very youthful Ex-Servies side on the weekend. This is a team the Caspers have had trouble with all year, with the biggest winning margin being just 1 goal in the 3 previous matches.
The Caspers seemed to prepare themselves a lot better for the game, which they knew they had to as this Ex-Servies side have got the upper hand in the early exchanges before. This was not the case this time with the Caspers dominating their much younger side with possession and pace.
Fifteen minutes in the Caspers got their reward with some magic ball play seeing Matt Simpson finishing a goal from a sharp angle to give the Caspers a 1-0 lead. The team suffered a setback after the restart with B.J Cameron being injured and unable to play on.
The Caspers regained the momentum with super sub Scotty Miller putting away a beautifully placed header after some great lead up teamwork to give the Caspers a 2-0 lead at half time.
Half time talk was upbeat but the Caspers knew this young team would not give up and they would have to play right to the siren. The start to the second half was much the same and the Caspers were for the first time this year completely controlling the game.
Twenty minutes in, Matt Simpson put away another goal after once again some beautiful possession to take the score to 3-0. The final 10 minutes was a grind with the pace of the game taking its toll on both teams, but there was still time for one more special moment. It came when the ball fell clear just outside the box and Scotty Miller hit a sublime volley to leave the Ex-Servies side gasping for air.
The final score was 4-0, a great job from the team. Coach Corby believed this was the most complete game the boys had put in and hopes they can keep this intensity for the remainder of the season.
Points were hard to pick with all the boys playing awesome, the defence repelling the youthful side and also joining into the attack, the midfield being dominant and the strikers finishing their chances brilliantly. After some thought Matt Simpson was the pick of the players with 3 points, B.J Kliendienst and Scotty Miller getting 2 points each.
The boys are at home to Glen Innes this weekend with our major fundraiser Old Boys Day.
Guyra Seconds head down to Armidale to face Westside in a game that was always going to be tough. Wests have been a hard game all year with this game being no different.
Guyra started a bit flat but soon picked up to hold the constant attack from Wests with some great saves from Matt Simpson to keep the game to 1-0 to Wests going into the second half.
The second half started better for Guyra with the midfield controlling the ball well until a corner from Wests found the net. This sparked Guyra into a counter attack and a great build up which led to Rheece Handebo beating the keeper to make it 2-1.
The defence worked hard to keep Wests out until a wayward cross found the net in an un-saveable shot to end the game 3-1 to Wests.
Even as a loss Guyra played a top game against a strong team with the points going 3 to Maddi Morgan and Gemma Sisson and Matt Simpson got 1.