Cup round – 9th March 2012

St. Peters College (4) vs. (4) Adelaide University

The Blacks progressed into the next round of the cup on Friday night with a hard
fought draw. St Peters proved tough opposition, with the determination and
fight of the Uni players proving the difference. A brace for both Paul and
Michael left the final score at 4-4, with the uni advancing in the competition
based on goal difference.

            Starting Line up                     Bench

            Andy                                        Jamie
            Nick                                            Terry (61′)
            Sam                                            Luke
            Russ                                            Javi (61′)
            Olly                                          Bas (78′)
            Chris(Sub 61′)

            Paul
            Barry
            Greg (Sub 61′)
            Michael
            Namat (Sub 78′)

The game kicks off at a few
minutes before 7.00pm. The Kilburn pitch looks
a fresh shade of green and mild weather conditions make it a great night
for football. The first chance of the game falls to St. Peters with what will
become the first of many threatening long throws. The eventual volley is
blasted wide by the St. Peters forward. A scrappy opening 20 minutes ensues,
with many balls being contested in the air. St. Peters begin to string some
passes together but the feeling is that it will take a stroke of luck to break
the nil all deadlock. Olly is making a number of threatening runs down the
right flank but the final ball is not finding a home. The tense opening to the
game is blown right open when the Blacks concede a penalty for pushing in the
goal mouth while defending a set piece. St. Peters make no mistake and it’s 1-0
at the 15′
minute mark.

After going behind the
fight from the Uni is evident but St. Peters are closing down well, making it
difficult for the trailing team to get their passing game going. A yellow card
is shown to the Blacks for what the referee judges to be a cynical foul.
Minutes later, the Blacks win a corner which is beaten away by the St. Peters
defense. Only to be gathered on the edge of the area by a Uni player, who makes
a well weighted pass to put Paul through on the right side of the St. Peters
box. With plenty to do, Paul takes a deft touch and makes no mistake with the