East Coast Bays Summer Sevens
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The Premiers and Development team have finished their season.
East Coast Bays put Albany to the sword with a nine goal
romp at Rosedale Park. Dan Peat was put through in the eighth minute but a
tight offside decision denied him. Albany replied by blasting a free kick, high
over the crossbar while Peat’s header from a Leigh Kenyon cross was also too
The tide began to turn in the visitor’s favour after twenty
minutes. An attack was cleared off the line and Jason McKeown was denied by the
offside flag. Albany then conceded a free kick on the edge of the box after a
foul on McKeown. The kick was only partially cleared as far as Joe Bresnahan
who saw his drive deflected off Chris Horrocks and into the net to give Bays
Peat was again denied by some good defending before Daniel
Morgan-Howell doubled the lead just past the half hour. Receiving the ball some
ten metres inside the Albany half he set off on a run that left four defenders
floundering in his wake before rounding the keeper and slotting home.
Any chance of an Albany fightback was snuffed out when Aidan
Gwilt made a magnificent one-handed save to deny a Todd Danks header.
A popped shoulder saw the end of McKeown’s afternoon, but
his replacement, Joses Nawo, quickly showed his skill with an amazing display
of ball skills as he outwitted seven Albany players, to pass to Kenyon, who
combined with Morgan-Howell to send over a great cross that Nawo finished off
from close range to give Bays a 3-0 lead at the break.
It was all Bays in the second half as Albany frustrations
began to show with two former Bays players being booked for displays of
petulance and fouling. Just before the hour, a Bays corner was not properly
cleared and Leigh Kenyon drove home through a forrest of legs to make it 4-0.
Albany kicked off, lost possession and Nawo made it 5-0,
placing his shot wide of the keeper. A loss of control by Justin McKay saw him
collect a second yellow card followed by an early shower. Peat rubbed salt into
the wound by chipping the keeper for number six.
The last ten minutes saw Bays completely in charge. Nawo had
a shot cleared off the line. Ryan Zoghby and Tom Davis combined to set up Peat
for number seven.
A Tom Le Mouton break was blocked by some great defensive
work by Jack Beguely before Shaun Van Rooyen was cut down in the box and George
Suri put away the resultant penalty.
Glen Forrest made a break from full back only to be pinged
for offside, the first time it has happened to him all season before with a
minute left on the clock, Nawo finished off a Peat cross to claim a deserved
Peat was denied his hat trick in stoppage time, foiled on
the goal line before the final whistle put Albany out of their misery.
A very satisfying display and result.
Team: Gwilt, Forrest, Suri, Zoghby, Beguely, Kenyon (Hyde
70), Bresnahan, Van Rooyen, McKeown (Nawo 36), Peat, Morgan-Howell (Davis 76).
Scorers: Bresnahan 25, Morgan-Howell 31, Nawo 39, 60, 89, Kenyon 59, Peat 75,84, Suri pen 87