PS4 NPL: Blue Devils Go Top

PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues: Capital Football
Round 12 – Review  

Saturday 28th June
Gungahlin United 2 (Dustin Wells 36’, Stephen Domenici 66’) FFA COE 1 (Cameron Joice 1’)

Gungahlin United ensured there would be no Westfield FFA Cup hangover as they claimed a vital victory in the PlayStation 4® National Premier Leagues competition with a 2-1 victory over the FFA COE at Gungahlin Enclosed on Sunday afternoon. Having ensured their participation in the Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32, with the draw set for Wednesday afternoon, Gungahlin could have been forgiven for drifting off and thinking of major matches ahead and, indeed it looked that way as the FFA COE made a blistering start. Immediately from the kick-off the away side sent a measured ball forward, strung together a sequence of rapid fire passes and created a chance which, although Jason Denham saved, Cameron Joice was quickest to the rebound to slot home from close range. That stung Gungahlin who appeared shell-shocked and took five minutes to settle into the match in a first half that was mostly played in favour of the visitors. Gungahlin went into the sheds level however when some neat build up play allowed Jeremy Habtemariam the room to cross for Dustin Wells to volley in at the far post. There was a complete switch around in the second half as the home team dominated proceedings. Josh Gaspari was outstanding in a screening role alongside Shane Murray and Stephen Domenici was at his predatory best. And it was Domenici who won the points. The winger, who tormented his marker all afternoon, collected a pass and cut inside to rifle in the match-winner and keep the Gunners momentum flowing. 
Gungahlin United: 1. Jason DENHAM, 2. Alex MOSCARITOLO, 3. Dustin WELLS, 4. Jack GREEN, 5. Nathan TIDMARSH, 6. Stephen DOMENICI, 8. Shane MURRAY, 9. Daniel BARAC, 10. Josh GASPARI, 11. Jeremy HABTEMARIAM, 14. Liam WALSH
Substitutes used: 12. Danny KRAJACIC, 16. Tal EVANS, 17. Michael JOHN
FFA COE: 1. Duro DRAGICEVIC, 2. Malcolm WARD, 6. Joe CALETTI, 8. Daniel ARZANI, 10. Jamie DIMITROFF, 15. Joshua HOPE, 16. Danny KIM, 17. Nicholas PANETTA, 20. Perry FOTAKOPOULOS, 22. Cameron JOICE, 26. Aaron REARDON 
Substitutes used: 3. Henry DAVIES, 23. Kosta PETRATOS
Discipline: YELLOW CARDS: 6. Stephen DOMENICI, 12. Danny KRAJACIC (Gungahlin United), 8. Daniel ARZANI (FFA COE)
Match Officials: Chris HOPE (referee), Delfina DIMOSKI, Nia SOUTHWELL

Tuggeranong United 0 Woden-Weston FC 2 (Nikolas Popovich 11’, Tim Anderson 68’)
Woden-Weston FC heaped more misery on Tuggeranong United with a 2-=0 victory at Kambah 2 on Sunday afternoon to leave the home side still searching for their first points of the season and wondering when they will ever arrive. Goals in each half for Woden-Weston FC sealed the points but they were arguably fortunate to come away with a win with Tuggeranong giving as good as they received for large parts of the match and creating a number of presentable opportunities. It was the visitors who had the perfect start, taking the lead in the eleventh minute. Zach Harrigan and Tim Anderson created it between them, playing a one-two that allowed Harrigan to square across the area for Nikolas Popovich to slot home his third goal of the season. United, with new signing Canadian Davin Haigh playing in the number ten role behind leading scorer Zach Munster, attempted a response but found the visiting defence in a resolute mood. Munster, who has ten goals in all competitions this year, looked Tuggeranong’s best bet but, try as he might, the striker could not find a way past the Woden-Weston FC back four. With Tuggeranong pushing for an equaliser, the visitors hit them with a sucker punch in the 68th minute. Popovich was heavily involved again, firing in a missile of a shot that Rowan Forbes-Shepherd in the United goal could only parry back into the path of the lurking Anderson who calmly netted the second, his third of the campaign, to seal an away win and keep Tuggeranong rooted to the foot of the ladder.
Tuggeranong United: 20. Rowan FORBES-SHEPHERD, 2. Davin HAIGH, 3. Jonathan REIS, 4. Sam SHADBOLT, 5. Tomas RUIZ, 6. Sean KIDDEY, 7. Zac MUNSTER, 8. Matt RICE, 10. Ethan MUNSTER, 13. Dominic SZRAKITY, 15. Harry PETTIT
Substitutes used: 9. Sean MUPRHY, 11. Lorenzo GIANNINI, 14. Jamie DUNCAN
Woden-Weston FC: 21. Rory LARKIN, 2. Andrew SLAVICH, 3. Zach HARRIGAN, 4. Andrew KILEY, 5. David DEXTER, 6. David JENKINS, 7. Pepe VARGA, 9. Tim ANDERSON, 10. Aaron CASHMAN, 11. Nikolas POPOVICH, 16. Adam DOBELL   
Substitutes used: 8. Adrian CANIZARES, 12. Mitch STEENBERGEN, 19. Sam MCDONALD
Discipline: YELLOW CARDS: 2. Davin HAIGH, 6. Sean KIDDEY (Tuggeranong United), 7. Pepe VARGA (Woden-Weston FC)
Match Officials: Adam POWERS (referee), Scott ROBERTSON, Julian NICHOLLS

Canberra Olympic 1 (Tom McLachlan 36’) Belconnen United 2 (Aisosa Ihegie 40’, Sam Smith 88’)
Playing his 200th PlayStation 4® National Premier Leagues game Canberra Olympic goalkeeper Angelo Konstantinou saw his teams’ chances of moving to third on the ladder blown away as visiting Belconnen United snatched an 88th minute winner to go top of the table. The Olympic custodian could do nothing about the match-defining moment which came from a swift Blue Devils counter-attack. Robbie Cattanach had threatened to win it for the home team with an outrageous forty-metre lob that drifted just wide of the Belconnen goal but, from the resultant goal-kick, Belconnen won the match. A long ball forward freed the lively Aisosa Ihegie and his pace told, advancing into the area and rolling an inviting ball across the six yard box which substitute Sam Smith tapped in for what could prove to be a crucial goal at the end of the campaign. Earlier, a physical contest had been livened as Olympic hit the front in the 36th minute. Inevitably it was former Blue Devils midfielder, and 2014 Valeri Medal Winner, Tom McLachlan that came back to haunt his former club, arriving at the perfect time to smash a loose ball into the roof of the net and send the home support wild. Belconnen though trailed for only four minutes and it was Ihegie’s blistering speed that proved the home sides undoing. A rapid break culminated in Ihegie getting goal-side of his marker and racing clear to confidently net his fifth of the season. Konstantinou thereafter made a number of fine saves as both teams looked to win the points, but it was the Blue Devils who would succeed, removing some of their disappointment of losing in the Westfield FFA Cup Qualifying Final, by moving to the top of the PS4 NPL ladder. 
Canberra Olympic: 1. Angelo KONSTANTINOU, 2. Tim BOBOLAS, 7. Pat ROSS-MAGEE, 10. Robbie CATTANACH, 12. Adam ROGIC, 13. Josh CALABRIA, 14. Callum SMITH, 15. Tom MCLACHLAN, 17. Nick BOBOLAS, 18. Phil YARNOLD, 99. Jordan TSEKENIS
Substitutes used: 5. Jonathan TOOLE, 6. Adrian MACOR, 8. Bernard RENE
Belconnen United: 1. Adam PERAKOVIC, 3. Benjamin VAN MEURS, 4. David KEMP, 6. David ARRANZ, 7. Taylor BEATON, 8. Conor NOLAN, 9. Goran MUKEVSKI, 10. Jason UGRINIC, 11. Aisosa IHEGIE, 16. Matt GRBESA, 17. Jack BLACKLEY
Substitutes used: 5. Matt VALERI, 12. Sam SMITH, 14. Callum BEATON
Discipline: YELLOW CARDS: 2. Tim BOBOLAS, 17. Nick BOBOLAS (Canberra Olympic), 10. Jason UGRINIC, 16. Matt GRBESA (Belconnen United)
Match Officials: Matt CROPPER (referee), Jose IZURIETA, Brett WOODFORD

TABLE

 

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1

Belconnen United

10

7

2

1

25

15

+10

23

2

Tigers FC

10

8

0

2

34

18

+16

21*

3

Canberra FC

9

6

1

2

32

18

+14

19

4

Canberra Olympic

10

5

2

3

24

14

+10

17

5

FFA COE

10

5

2

3

28

21

+7

17

6

Gungahlin United

10

4

3

3

17

18

-1

15

7

Woden-Weston FC

10

2

2

6

12

23

-11

8

8

Monaro Panthers

10

1

2

7

12

31

-19

5

9

Tuggeranong United

11

0

0

11

9

34

-25

0

*Tigers FC deducted three points 

LEADING SCORERS 
13
 Alex OLORIEGBE (Tigers FC)
10 Thomas JAMES (Canberra FC), Philippe BERNABO-MADRID (Canberra Olympic)
9 Nicholas PANETTA (FFA COE)
Julian BORGNA (Tigers FC)
6 Jason UGRINIC (Belconnen United), Robbie CATTANACH (Canberra Olympic)
5 Aisosa IHEGIE (Belconnen United), Stephen DOMENICI (Gungahlin United), Mark SHIELDS (Monaro Panthers), Zac MUNSTER (Tuggeranong United)
4 Goran MUKEVSKI (Belconnen United), Robbie DEELEY, Domenic GIAMPAOLO (Canberra FC), Charlie DEVEREUX, Cameron JOICE (FFA COE), Lucas MONTANA (Tigers FC)
3 Thomas MILICEVIC (Canberra FC), Jackson BANDIERA (FFA COE), Dustin WELLS (Gungahlin United), Jeremias IBARRA, Goran JOSIFOVSKI (Tigers FC), Tim ANDERSON, Nikolas POPOVICH, Pepe VARGA (Woden-Weston FC), Own GOALS
Danai GAPARE, Sam SMITH (Belconnen United), Aidan BRUNSKILL, James FIELD, Niko KRESIC (Canberra FC), Josh CALABRIA, Tom MCLACHLAN, Callum SMITH (Canberra Olympic), Kosta PETRATOS, Malcolm WARD (FFA COE), Daniel BARAC, Jack GREEN (Gungahlin United)
1 Jack BLACKLEY, David KEMP, Cameron REINHART, Jordan TSEKENIS, Matt VALERI (Belconnen United), Daniel BENNETT, Ian GRAHAM, Marko VRKIC, Muad ZWED (Canberra FC), Nick BOBOLAS, Tim BOBOLAS (Canberra Olympic), Daniel ARZANI, Henry DAVIES, Jamie DIMITROFF (FFA COE), Josh GASPARI, Michael JOHN, Danny KRAJACIC, Shane MURRAY, Nathan TIDMARSH (Gungahlin United), Tyson COTTAM, Anthony GIORGI, Daniel HEARLE, Daniel LINSTEAD, Michael MENSAH, Matt MENSER, Chris RUIZ (Monaro Panthers), Jose DEFILIPPI, Hussain FUREJE, Nic HARIDEMOS (Tigers FC), Eddie COGGAN, Harry PETTIT, Ethan MUNSTER, Sam SHADBOLT (Tuggeranong United), John GIBSON, Sam MCDONALD, Andrew SLAVICH (Woden-Weston FC)

 




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