State League Two Round 7 Review


Match of the Round
A 90? minute Bryan Campbell winner proved to be the difference as Mountains United defeated a tricky Western Condors outfit in hot conditions at Knight Park.
Western Condors did take the lead via the head of Enwiya in the 33? minute but Justin Cavanagh sent both sides into the dressing sheds level pegging with an equaliser just 5? minutes later.
Mountains United substitute Tobias Elliot-Orr put his side back in front with a calmly slotted shot in the 71? minute but it was all square within 10? minutes of play as Alen Lajin glanced his header into the back of the net to make it 2-2.
Both sides were gunning for the win but it was Bryan Campbell who scored the all important winning goal, guiding his header from a precise Scott Lane cross to snare all 3 points.
As early as the 2? minute, Western Condors almost found themselves a goal up as Daniel Hardiman hit a ball from 30 yards out that Mountains keeper Geoff Abrahams fumbled. The loose ball fell to Maecol Hurtado who headed towards goal, only to be pulled up for off-side.
It was end to end action early on and a minute later, Scott Lane received a nice pass on the left flank from Rob Haberman and sweetly lofted the ball on his weaker foot to find Bryan Campbell, but his volley ricochet out for a corner.
On 11? minutes, Bryan Campbell found Peter Henderson who in turn switched play to makeshift striker Craig Small, who teed up his strike partner Henderson for a shot, however his effort lack any real bite and fizzled out for a goal kick.
The end to end action continued as Western Condors striker Enwiya crafted out the next chance, as he found space with only the keeper to beat, but his shot was brilliantly saved by United keeper Abrahams.
Mountains United were taking the game to the Condors and in the 24? minute, Western Condors defender Dunajcik made a well-timed tackle to disposes Andre Waring to foil United?s attacking attempt .
Enwiya was lively in the opening stages of the match and in the 25? minute, he received a pass from Youkhana and with his back to the goal, cleverly turned his marker and let fly a shot that packed power but lacked accuracy as it sailed out for a goal kick.
Mountains United had a great chance to take the lead in the 31? minute as Scott Lane looped a pin point cross into the box for Bryan Campbell, but he miss-timed the flight of the ball as it bounced off his shoulder and into the arms of Western Condors custodian Pablo Meza.
A minute later, Mountains United centre back lynchpin Kaan Davies tried his luck from distance with a powerfully struck shot from 40 yards out, but it lost its venom as it was deflected and found its way into Meza?s arms.
Western Condors got the breakthrough they were looking for in the 33? minute. Maecol Hurtado sweetly hit a free kick from 40 yards out, picking out Enwiya who did well to guide his header into the top right hand corner.
Matt Kelly played a quick short corner in the 38? minute to Rob Haberman, who in turn dinked a clever ball into the box, picking out Craig Small whose header forced Meza into an excellent save as he tipped the ball over the crossbar.
Mountains United didn?t have to wait too long for their equaliser though as the subsequent corner saw Justin Cavanagh blasted his effort from point blank range against the cross-bar, and watched it bounce over the line to make it 1-1 as the Condors failed to clear their lines.
Following the break, some neat defensive work by hard-working midfielder Jospeh Youkhana saw him prevent Mountains United make any further inroads towards Condors goal with two important tackles within the space of a minute.
Maecol Hurtado crafted out the first half chance of the second half, as he showed some class to beat two players, but his shot let him down as it skewed off target to untrouble Abrahams. 
Abrahams made a brilliant save just moments later as he parried a Johnathon Hurtado effort from close range for what was a great chance gone begging for Western Condors.
Western Condors were pressing United in the early stages of the second half as Lajin used speed and skill to skip past Scott Lane, but his cross was cleared by Elliot-Orr.
Mountains United had a great chance to take the lead in the 64? minute. Scott Lane whipped a nice flat ball into the box and Craig Small was first to it, diving low to glance his header just inches wide of the goal.
United were at it again just moments later as Justin Cavanagh threaded a neat pass for Pete Henderson, who unselfishly laid the ball back for Bryan Campbell, but his shot sailed over the goal.
Some great individual persistence by Peter Henderson in the 68? minute almost paid dividends, as he won two 50/50 tackles inside the box; however his effort failed to find its way through the boat of bodies.
After pressing deep in Condors half, United go their breakthrough after 71? minutes. Andre Waring set up Tobias Elliot-Orr in the 71? minute, who still had much work to do, calmly slotted a shot into the bottom corner from 25 yards out to put Mountains United 2-1 up with less than 20? minutes to go.
Western Condors almost equalised via Enwiya less than a minute later, as the clever striker beat his marker with some nifty footwork only for his shot to be saved by the brilliant Abrahams.  
Western Condors did get their equaliser in the 77? minute. Johnathon Hurtado showed great vision to hit a beautiful long distance ball into the path of Roy, whose cross was finished by Dunajcik to make it 2-2.
Both sides traded blows in search of the much sought after winner but it was Bryan Campbell who delivered the blow, heading a Scott Lane cross past Pablo Meza in the 90? minute to send the travelling fans into raptures in what was a cruel blow to a solid Western Condors performance.
Best for Mountains United were; Geoff Abrahams was solid in goal for United, pulling off some excellent point blank saves to keep the Western Condors attackers at bay; Peter Henderson battled up front all day, and was involved in many of United?s attacks, often playing the unselfish hand of the provider; Scott Lane had a field day down the left hand flank all afternoon, whipping in dangerous balls and found Campbell for the vital winning goal.
Best for Western Condors FC were; Maecol Hurtado pulled the strings in midfield and was unlucky not to get on the scorer sheet himself; Alen Lajin was lively in the front third and linked up well with Condors strikers and defenders; Joseph Yukhana played a pivotal midfield role, often dropping deep in his own half to make important tackles to keep his side in the game.
Match Stats
WESTERN CONDORS FC                     2 (C Enwiya 33m J Dunajcik 77m)
MOUNTAINS UNITED                            3 (J Cavanagh 38m T Elliot-Orr 71m B Campbell 90m)
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Knight Park Field No. 4, Yennora
Kick-off: 3pm
WESTERN CONDORS FC: 1. P.Meza, 2. I.Sanhueza, 14. L.Olivares, 15. D.Hardiman (6. J.Hurtado 48?) , 25. J.Dunajcik, 13. A.Lajin, 10. D.Kanoun (29. G.Roy 65?), 12. J.Youkhana, 11. J.Juarez (8. S.Georgees 48?), 7. M.Hurtado, 5. L.Enwiya.
Subs not used ?RGK. A.Vrinat, 9. M.Navarrete.
Yellow Cards ? 14. L.Olivares 41?, 5. L.Enwiya 59?.
Red Cards ? NIL.
MOUNTAINS UNITED: 13. G.Abrahams, 4. K.Davies, 3. N.King, 9. S.Lane, 14. M.Kelly, 11. R.Haberman (25. T.Elliot-Orr 56?), 2. J.Cavanagh (29. J.Doyle 89?), 16. A.Waring, 8. C.Small (30. D.Farrell 80?), 10. P.Henderson, 18. B.Campbell.
Subs not used ? RGK. T.Kelly, 6. M.Haberman.
Yellow Cards ? 25. T.Elliot-Orr 75?.
Red Cards ? NIL.
Division Two Review ? Round 7
Prospect United 6 (G Orcajo 45m L Freitas 63/65/71/76m P Koany 87m) West City FC 0
Saturday, 5 May 2012 @ 5-00pm at William Lawson Reserve
Prospect United secured back to back wins for the first time this season as they beat West City FC 6-0 at home on Saturday night.
Prospect?s Gus Orcago scored on the stroke of half-time to put United up1-0 at the break as very little separated the sides in the first stanza.
It was different story in the second half as Luis Freitas scored four goals in a 15? minute spell, with Peter Koany chipping in to secure all 3 points.
Nepean FC vs Bathurst 75 (POSTPONED)
Saturday, 5 May 2012 @ 7-00pm at Cook Park (St Marys)
Luddenham United 2 (Shiels 18m A Lazarau 89m) FC Gazy Lansvale 2 (S Jappie 42m J Rubio 68m)
Sunday, 6 May 2012 @ 3-00pm at Luddenham Oval
The points were shared at Luddenham Oval on Sunday as Reece Shiels put the home side up in the 18? minute before Sahligh Jappie equalised for FC Gazy just before half-time.
Rubio put Gazy up in the 28? minute but tried as they might, were unable to hold on for the win as Lazarau equalised at the death for both sides to share the spoils.
Belmore United 0 Hawkesbury City 1 (Z Watters 89m)
Sunday, 6 May 2012 @ 3-00pm at Blick Oval
The Hawks continue their good form as Zac Watters scored a last gasp winner to secure all 3 points on Sunday afternoon.
The win sees Hawkesbury keep pace with the front runners while Belmore succumb to another loss that sees their chances of a top 5 place slowly fading.
Hakoah FC 5 (N Kosmina 29m J Kosmina 54m J Mundell 67m N Jablonski 71m M Katz 75m) Hurstville City Minotaurs 0
Sunday, 6 May 2012 @ 7-00pm at Hensley Athletic Field
Hakoah seem to be unstoppable at the moment as they defeated fellow title contenders Hurstville City 5-0 on Sunday night.
Nathan Kosmina scored the opener in the 29? minute with his brother, Justin Kosmina scoring Hakoah?s second after the break.
Jordan Mundell scored in the 67? minute while lethal goal scoring marksman Neil Jablonski scored his side?s fourth just 4? minutes later.
Hakoah right back Michael Katz finished off the proceedings with the fifth and final goal in the 75? minute as Hakoah roll on to keep their undefeated tag well intact.
Division Two Reserve Grade – Round 7 Overview
Mountains United scored a valuable away win while Prospect and West City finished in a 1-1 stalemate.
Luddenham continued their good form with a 5-0 win against FC Gazy, the Hawks defeated Belmore 4-1 away from home while Hakoah defeated Hurstville City 3-2.
Western Condors FC ? Mountains United ? 0-2
Prospect United ? West City FC ? 1-1
Nepean FC ? Bathurst 75 ? POSTPONED
Luddenham United ? FC Gazy ? 5-0
Belmore United ? Hawkesbury City SC ? 1-4
Hakoah ? Hurstville City Minotaurs ? 3-2
-By Dean Southern