In Round 4 of the Mixed Indoor Soccer competition played last Wednesday night at the youth centre the draw aligned with the current competition points table when 1st placed played 2nd, 3rd met 4th and 5th placed and 6th did battle.
And the match ups didn’t disappoint.
It was a case of a ‘Clash of the Titans’ as last season’s champions M&C Parisi Floorboards took on Bayer Neverlosen in the 1 v 2 game.
Both teams were undefeated heading into the contest with the victor moving clear on top of the competition table. The difference between the two teams in the first half was Bayer Neverlosen’s finishing in front of goal.
Dan Howard opened the scoring for Neverlosen followed by goals from Hannah Young and James Anderson for Neverlosen to lead 4-0 at the half-time break.
M&C Parisi Floorboards fought back in the second half and dominated Neverlosen for long periods of time.
They held Neverlosen scoreless and turned pressure into points when Marc Cummins headed home a goal to make the score 4-1.
Neverlosen’s defence, led by James Anderson, held strong and they went on to win 4-1 and move to the top of the table.
Chain Reaction consolidated 3rd position on the competition ladder after defeating Wii Not Fit 3-2 in their game on Wednesday.
It was a tremendous effort from Chain Reaction who were a player short during the match.
It was however a mostly very close affair with the score locked at 2-all heading into the final 10 minutes of play.
Chain Reaction’s Scott Brown broke the deadlock with his goal to secure the 3-2 win.
Michael Fanning had done the damage in the first half scoring two goals for Chain Reaction while Chris Thompson and Jay Coburn had scored one goal each for Wii Not Fit.
In the battle between 5th and 6th Endeavor won their first game of the season defeating Cobar Hot Shots.
The game was free flowing and filled with end-to-end action and, at the halftime break, the scores were tied at 2-all.
Endeavor’s points came from a goal to Noel Ripepi along with an own goal while Brock Ford had scored both goals for Hotshots.
After the half time break Endeavor blew the game open thanks to goals by Ruth Sipendi and Allison Harland.
Leading 6-2, Endeavor would go on to win 8-4 and leap-frog the Hot Shots on the competition table to claim 5th position.
Ripepi and Ehab Ghattas scored Endeavor’s remaining goals.
Brock Ford completed his hat-trick for Hot Shots and Callum Worth also netted one.—contributed