Surprises hit round 1 of the Tiger Turf Cup


Northern Beaches based association side Collaroy Cromer Strikers taught State League Two outfit Colo Colo Wanderers a lesson when they defeated them 4-0 at St Matthews Farm Reserve.
Southern Districts based association side Fairfield Hotspurs also disposed of their State League Two opponents Penang FC 4-1 at Smithfield Park while Kellyville with the help of a Brad Aird goal gave the Granville based association squad a precious 1-0 victory over State League Two side Hurstville City Minotaurs at Bernie Mullane Reserve.
There was a nine goal thriller played out at Fraser Park as the Southern Tablelands Football Association Strikers defeated State League Two side Hakoah 5-4 after the game ended 4-4 in normal time.
Possibly the shock of the round played at the same venue in Marrickville prior to the STFA Strikers v Hakoah match, Eastern Suburbs association side Lokomotiv Cove sensationally defeated 2008 Illawarra Premier League side Albion Park White Eagles 3-0.
Slowly gaining a reputation for being the tournaments ?giant killers?, coach Chris Karatzis was delighted to have seen former Queensland Roar skipper Chad Gibson bag a double while James Koutzoumis added one for the Cove boys.
Christie Park also saw a double header as State League Two side Camden Tigers just scraped past Kenthurst District 3-2 while Eastwood St. Andrews demolished Dee Why 7-1 in the later fixture.
State League Two side Prospect United defeated St George association based side Sans Souci 1-0 at William Lawson Reserve.
State League Two outfit Bathurst 75 made the long trek to Schofields Park in Sydney?s West where they defeated Riverstone Schofields 4-1 while Sutherland Shire based association side Gymea United beat Northern Beaches association side Seaforth FC 2-0 at Seaforth Oval.
While finally, State League Two side Roosters FC were far too superior for their Bankstown Association opponents Bankstown Sports after disposing them 5-1 at Mona Park.
The remaining Round 1 Tiger Turf Cup fixtures have been penned in for Wednesday 22nd April when Fairfield Bulls take on Pacific/Dural at Hajduk Stadium while Brookvale SC take on Baktar Glory at Cromer Park.
There were also three matches which were postponed due to poor pitch conditions as White City v Kograh Waratahs, Yagoona Lions v Port Kembla and Springwood v Marton SC were called off and will be played with Football NSW to advise the new fixture details shortly.
Round 2 of the Tiger Turf Cup will be drawn out at Football NSW?s offices in Glenwood late next week where an official release will be evident on our website.

Tiger Turf Cup Round 1 Results
Collaroy Cromer Strikers 4 v Colo Colo 0
Kenthurst + District 2 v Camden Tigers 3
Eastwood St. Andrews 7 v Dee Why 1
Fairfield Hotspurs 4 v Penang FC 1
Kellyville 1 v Hurstville City Minotaurs 0
Prospect United 1 v Sans Souci 0
Riverstone Schofields 1 v Bathurst 75 4
Roosters 5 v Bankstown Sports 1
Seaforth FC 0 v Gymea United 2
Lokomotiv Cove 3 v Albion Park White Eagles 0
Hakoah 4 v STFA Strikers 5 (4-4 in 90 minutes)

Tiger Turf Cup Round 1 Fixtures
Brookvale SC v Baktar Glory Wednesday 22nd April 7:30pm Cromer Park
Fairfield Bulls v Pacific/Dural Wednesday 22nd April 7:30pm Hajduk Stadium
Springwood v Marton SC TBA
White City v Kograh Waratahs TBA
Yagoona Lions v Port Kembla TBA

-By Mark Stavroulakis