CSUFC vs South Dubbo Wanderers

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!

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CSUFC vs Orana Spurs

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.

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CSUFC vs Rawson Homes Raptors

CSUFC made it two wins from two matches as they did away with Rawson Homes Raptors at the Challenge Cup.

It never looked in doubt as Alec Geelan slotted his first goal in the top grade for CSU after being rewarded for a consistent season in second grade in 2016.

Geelan cleaned up the scraps following an effort from Angus Daymond and put CSU into the lead.

More quality play soon followed for the Stags as they double their advantage off the boot of Jaydon Hannaford.

The winger was the beneficiary of some quality build up play and slotted home from a Daymond pass after on 10 minutes.

That was to be all she wrote as the two sides played out a deadlocked second half.

The final score ending 2-0 as CSU failed to capitalise on some good chances in the second 45.

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CSUFC vs Dubbo Macquarie United

CSUFC got their Challenge Cup campaign off to a dream start with a victory in their opening match against Dubbo Macquarie United.

Dubbo opened the scoring early before CSU equalised off the boot of Ollie Briggs – Talan Myers providing the assist.

The Stags soon hit the front, as Semon Rakiwskyj delivered a quality free kick which was nodded home by Briggs – who notched his second of the afternoon.

The scores were soon level once again however as Dubbo found the net, seeing the score locked at 2-2 at the break.

However, CSU weren’t done yet and managed to snatch a winner through Callum Weafer who headed home from a Rakiwskyj corner in his first match as a Stag!

Man of the match honours went the way of Semon Rakiwskyj who’s two set piece assists proved crucial as CSU got off to a much needed winning start.

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