Adelaide
University Soccer Club

 

Round 2 – 21st April 2012

Adelaide University (4) vs (2) Adelaide Wanderers

The Uni
A’s were back to winning ways on Saturday with moments of class that began to
do justice to the squad’s potential and this performance stands them in good
stead for this season. Two second half goals from Wanderers made for a tense
final 20 minutes for the Blacks, but the win was thoroughly deserved. Two goals
from early substitute Chris, a tidy finish from Olly and deflected shot from
Ryan made up the Uni’s 4 goal haul. The Bs went down 2-1 with a long range
effort from Alistair giving the reserves a glimmer of hope, but a solid
Wanderers side held on for the victory. In the Cs it was another 0-0 draw with
the Uni team being desperately unlucky not to have taken the 3 points, despite
putting on a dominating performance with respect to possession and chances.

 

            Starting
Line up                     Bench
            Russ                                         Chris
            Sam                                         Greg
            Olly                                          Terry
            Michael
            Paul
            Barry
            Robbie
            Ryan
            Andy
            Nick
            Adam    

All morning the grey clouds
had been threatening to soak the Uni grounds and by kick-off a light rain set
in that would last throughout the 90 minutes. Conditions were still decent
despite the on field moisture and the Uni pitch looked in good nick. The game
began with neither side asserting dominance and it was 5 minutes before any
decisive play from either side. The first of the half-chances fall to the
Blacks as Robbie wins a free on the edge of the Wanderers penalty area and Olly
cutting back a cross from wide on the right, both are comfortably gathered by
the away teams keeper. 14′ minutes gone and Ryan continues from where he
left off last weekend and makes it 1-0, as a solid shot from distance
takes a deflection to find the back of the net. Without the deflection the goal
might have been in doubt but the probing run from Ryan showed just the
intensity that the Blacks are looking for today. Moving toward the 20th
minute now and Ryan is brought down outside the box and the resulting
free-kick very nearly puts the Uni 2 goals to the good. The shot whistles just
past the right post as the keeper stood stranded. Wanderers enjoy their first
chance as Uni keeper Andy is forced into a save from a close range effort at
his back post, but the Blacks are definitely on top here. At 24′