East Coast Bays Summer Sevens
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The Premiers and Development team have finished their season.
It all started quite well with Bays doing most of the attacking. A good move involving Joe Bresnahan, Dylan Stansfield and John White came close and keeper Zac Speedy did well to keep out a Jason McKeown free kick, before in the 17th minute, a White cross was bundled into the net at the near post by Stansfield.
Bays were to hold their lead for all of two minutes. Conceding a free kick just outside the penalty area, they watched as Tom Shaw’s free kick somehow eluded everyone, grazing the upright and bouncing into the net. It got worse as straight from the kick off the ball was lost and launched forward towards the Bays goal.
Alex Carr and his defence got themselves into a terrible tangle in deciding who was going to clear, Derek Tieku stepped in and tapped the ball into an empty net. Suburbs now led 2-1.
Heads dropped and Suburbs took hold of the game, doing most of the pressing, putting the Bays defence under a lot of pressure. They held out until two minutes before half time when Damien Mosquera beat his marker, sliding the ball under Carr from close range.
Bays came out for the second half and it looked good for a while. Judd Baker had a drive saved and Bresnahan kept Speedy on his toes. But seven minutes into the half, Suburbs broke down Bays right flank and Tieku notched his second with a low drive into the corner of the net. Seven minutes later Tieku had his hat trick with a similar move and the same result.
Suburbs were now rampant. Carr saved at feet but then Michael Kolston was adjudged to have tripped a layer in the area and Tieku scored from the spot.
With ten minutes remaining, Hayden Johns made it seven with a drive into the corner of the net.
Suburbs eased off as Bays tried desperately to make the scoreboard look a little better. McKeown had a free kick saved, Baker headed wide from a Stansfield cross and Kieran McMinn and Jordan Carter both had chances as the clock ran down.
The final whistle put Bays out of their misery and inflicted their worst defeat in over a decade.
Team: Carr, White, Kolston, Solomons, Archer (Kadiya 46), Robinson (McMinn 58), Bresnahan, McKeown, Mobberley (Carter 61), Stansfield, Baker.
Goals: Stansfield 17