‘Keeper Jacob Davey starred as his team challenged league leaders One Tree Hill away from home.
SAASL Division 3 Round 7
Adelaide University Black 1-2 One Tree Hill
Goal: Mitch Coleman
The weather was erratic at Elizabeth in the Blacks away match against One Tree Hill.
The first chance of the match came as the One Tree Hill ‘keeper scampered out to claim a heavy through-ball but Luke Urban found the ball first and crossed it for Mitch Coleman to score in an open net to give the Blacks the lead.
One Tree Hill responded with their own attack from the restart and had a chance that forced the Blacks to concede a corner, but the chance was cleared.
Just after the 10-minute mark, One Tree Hill had a slew of chances that the Blacks couldn’t clear until a One Tree Hill attacker turned the ball into the net, but experienced official Lucas Barsby raised his flag on the sideline.
One Tree Hill continued to press their opponent as confusion in the Blacks defence led to a lobbed through-ball finding its way to their attacker who shot with force to level the match at one-all.
The Blacks had found a successful strategy by exploiting the space in behind the defence with through-passes.
At the end of a back and forth opening 15 minutes, a through-ball to Kevin Ugalde was dragged wide and the subsequent shot on his left foot was saved.
At 24 minutes, a lofted pass to their striker in the box resulted in a looping header at goal but ‘keeper Jacob Davey held the ball with ease.
One Tree Hill were relentless in their search for the lead as a ball to the back post led to their attacker making scissor-kick shot in the box that was sliced across the face of goal to their striker and Davey made a sp