It was Moruya Swans vs Clyde and Broulee vs Batemans Bay in Men’s All-Age Soccer on Friday, June 30.
Moruya Swans were still looking for their first points of the season, whilst Clyde wanting to keep pace with second-placed Broulee, as Bodalla may be just too far out in front at this stage of the season.
The first half consisted of two Clyde goals, with Paul Jenner again producing a wonderful strike, this time a cracking volley from 25 yards out.
Dean Carmichael got the second to give Clyde a two-nil buffer at halftime.
The Swans came out of the blocks straight away and had a goal through Jack Gynne 15 seconds after the restart to half the deficit.
Clyde increased their advantage again through Daniel Gillet, only for Gynne to pop up again and get the Swans back into the game.
However Clyde would again give themselves a two-goal advantage with Neil Mackay finishing up the scoring for the game.
Fulltime: Clyde United 4 – Moruya Swans 2
Three points were a must for Broulee to have any chance of catching Bodalla who were well out in front, whilst Batemans Bay on the other hand needs their fortunes to change to sneak into the semis come seasons end.
It was a whirlwind first half with all of the match’s goals coming in it.
The Stingrays’ Will Davis opened the scoring on about the 10-minute mark, with a well worked movement from left to centre of field with about three one-touch passes, then a defence piercing one-touch through ball from Roy Booker to Davis who held off his defender to coolly finish.
Broulee doubled their lead about 10 minutes later, this time from a corner.
The ball sailed into the box and pinballed around with it dropping kindly for Lucian Calarasu who slotted the ball into the corner of the goal.
Some more good lead-up work from Broulee’s Liam Shanahan saw his through ball reach Josh Baldry who smart run and cool finish into the bottom corner gave the Bay keeper no chance.
Batemans Bay did have something to cheer about before halftime, with Luke Simmons beating about half a dozen Broulee tackles to find his way to goal and finish.
Batemans Bay did have something to cheer about before halftime, with Luke Simmons beating about half a dozen Broulee tackles to find his way to goal.
That’s how it ended at halftime and there were no goals in the second half so that’s how the match finished.
Fulltime – Broulee Stingrays 3 – Batemans Bay 1
This week’s Friday night games see all teams playing at Gundary Oval, Moruya.
Games kick off from 6pm with the final game starting at 7:45pm.
There will be a sausage sizzle running all night too.
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