A third-grade hat trick, a mixed day in Lithgow for our men’s sides and some closely fought victories headlined another super Sunday of CSUFC action this week.
Each and every one of our ten sides, bar our two fourth grade sides who will do battle with each other on Monday evening, took to the park for crucial clashes as the business end of our BDFA competitions nears.
Hayley White stamped her authority on her third grade white side’s 4-1 victory over All Saints at Proctor Park as the striker netted a hat trick. Ash Horton chipped in with the final goal as Evie Chalwell’s side returned to form.
Elsewhere in third-grade ladies action, Stacey Tomlinson’s white outfit ended their losing streak with a 0-0 draw against Scots. A much-needed point was soured by a red card to Brie Fonti – for back chat to the referee. Nevertheless a positive result for the side.
Our second-grade ladies returned to the winner’s circle, as they completed a 2-0 victory over Panda FC. Goals to Katie Matthews and Shelby Voules sealed the result on a good day for Jennie Squires’ team.
Our ladies action was rounded out by a huge top of the table first grade ladies clash with Panorama FC. A hard-fought game from the outset, the Vixens were forced to work hard for everything – the final whistle eventually granting them a 3-2 victory. Meaghan Kempson was influential from midfield, registering two assists, while Chloe Hinde netted a brace and Chantrice Graaff scored her first for CSUFC.
In men’s competition, our third-grade side captured perhaps their best victory of the season – knocking off first placed Lithgow Thistles away from home. Jack Rindo found the net twice and Tom Murray also scored as the Stags took advantage of a 10-man Lithgow outfit – running out 3-2 victors.
Our second graders also ventured to Lithgow to take on Workies at the dog track, however, their visit didn’t quite go as to plan as their third-grade contemporaries. A 3-0 victory wasn’t what Ollie Parry’s side were after as they lose further touch with the top section of the table.
Both first-grade red and white also headed to the Lithgow Dogtrack to take on Workies on a chilly Sunday. The former took on Workies Gold in the earlier kickoff, with an aggressive contest taking place. The Stags led 1-0 at the break as Lachlan Balcombe sent the ball hurtling into the back of the net following a nicely weighted cross from Jake Rosengarten. But some suspect reffing saw Workies claw their way back and propel past the students after the break – banging in three quick goals including one from the penalty spot.
CSU rallied as tempers flared amidst some questionable refereeing, banging home a late consolation goal as Balcombe doubled his tally – scrapping home from close range following a corner. The final result, 3-2.
First-grade white took on bottom of the table Workies Black in the 3pm game, and it was clear from early that the game would not be much of a test for the Stags. Goals to Alec Geelan (2), Jake Brown, Jimmy Shaw, Semon Rakiwskyj and Ben Green saw CSU return to Bathurst with a colossal 7-1 win.