It was an overwhelming victory for CSUFC First Grade Men’s Red in their first official outing as a team, as the Stags belted Macquarie United 6-1 at Diggings Oval.
Pierrick Jacquety and debutant Angus Granger both grabbed braces while goals also went the way of Aaron Reilly and Ryan Beetson.
A great outing for the boys which will give them great confidence heading into the start of season 2017.
CSUFC’s dream run at the Challenge Cup in Dubbo came to an end on Sunday as they were bundled out 1-0 at the hands of South Dubbo Wanderers in the semi-finals.
It was a fairly even first half but Wanderers managed to nab a goal and hit the front.
The second half saw a better showing from the Stags but they were unable to find an equaliser.
Ollie Briggs’ second half sending off for a second yellow card offence didn’t help the Stags cause.
The boys put in a huge effort but were unfortunately unable to find the net and were on the wrong end of a 1-0 score line when the final whistle blew.
The other semi-final saw Dubbo Bulls down Macquarie. Due to a large number of injury concerns, Macquarie were forced to forfeit the third vs fourth play-off tie – which saw CSUFC clinch third place at the tournament.
Congratulations to all the boys who represented the club in Dubbo – you did the Stags and Vixens proud!
Another quality performance early on day two of the Challenge Cup in Dubbo has seen CSUFC complete the group stage of the tournament undefeated and atop their group.
The Stags started slowly against the Orana Spurs, before really hitting their straps in the second half.
Ollie Briggs opened the scoring, latching onto a Semon Rakiwskyj corner early in the piece.
It didn’t take long for Spurs to equalise however, capitalising on some lazy CSU defence with a well crafted counter attack.
It remained 1-1 at the break, but Spurs wouldn’t remain in the contest for long thereafter.
Second half goals to Ollie Briggs, Alec Geelan and Talan Myers saw the Stags put the Spurs to the sword and remain undefeated heading into the knockout phases of the tournament.
CSUFC will now face South Dubbo Wanderers in a do or die semi-final.