The final round of the regular season has seen CSUFC register just one victory from eight matches as both fourth grade sides as well as second grade men and first grade red took to the field for the last time in 2017.
None of these sides will play finals football this season, and these final clashes presented them with an opportunity to close out their campaigns in the winners circle.
First Grade Red were the only outfit able to do so as they romped to a 4-1 victory over bottom placed Lithgow Workies Black as three Stags avoided a nudie run by scoring their opening goals of the season. After conceding an embarrassing first minute goal, the Stags switched on and began to assert their dominance on the match.
Dylan Anlezark slotted his first ever goal for the club as Baden Smith and Shaun Paterson soon registered their first goals for 2017 as the Stags cruised to victory. Jake Rosengarten put the finishing touches on the victory late on as he converted from close range following a delightful through ball from striker Angus Granger. Congratulations on your season boys!
A depleted Second Grade Men’s side took on Oberon United in their final clash and unfortunately couldn’t get the job done despite some great chances throughout the match – which ended 2-0.
Elsewhere, out Third Grade Men went down 4-1 to Lithgow City Rangers away from home – the goal scored by Darius Benzy. The boys will fight another day though, after successfully qualifying for the finals series.
In Third Grade Ladies action, an undermanned White side went down 7-0 at the hands of top team Kinross Wolaroi while a Laura Fergus goal clinched Red a 1-1 draw against Macquarie United – who they will face again next week to begin their finals campaign.
Second Grade Ladies will play finals, however, a 4-3 loss to Panda FC wasn’t the best way to build momentum heading into the business end of the season. Goals were scored by Katie Matthews, Evie Chalwell and Shelby Russo-Voules.
Neither of our Fourth Grade sides will play finals and both wrapped up their seasons today at Proctor Park. Our first ever mixed side finished their campaign on a relative high as they secured their fifth point of the season in a 2-2 draw with Panorama. Goals were scored by Eden Stubbs and Nathan Maher.
Meanwhile, Fourth Grade Men finished up for 2017 with a disappointing 2-0 loss to Panda FC.
Congratulations to everyone on another fantastic CSUFC season and good luck to those teams competing in finals!