Academy Boys Enjoy Stellar Saturday


The Central Coast Mariners Grade 13 to Grade 18 Boys Super Youth teams…

The Central Coast Mariners Grade 13 to Grade 18 Boys Super Youth teams secured victories for the Coast in all their games played on the weekend. CCMA welcomed Fraser Park FC to Pluim Park in Round 6 of the 2012 season.

A convincing 3-0 win by the Grade 13 Boys – with goals scored by Jesse Piriz, Jed Hornery and Kevin Roberston – was a great start to the weekend. The Grade 14 and 15 Boys both scored two goals apiece with strikes by Trent Buhagiar, Adam Blunden (14 Boys), and Lachlan Wilkinson and Matt Bennett (15 Boys). Both teams won their matches 2-1.

The Grade 16 and Grade 18 Boys were able to keep Fraser Park scoreless in their games with the Coast-s keepers Jacob Wesson (16s) and Beyhan Irmako (18s) maintaining clean sheets. Both teams won their games 1-0 with goals to Steve Whyte (16 Boys) and Zac Anastas (18 Boys).

Saturday-s winning streak sees the Central Coast Mariners Academy Boys teams move further ahead in the 2012 Boys Super Youth League Club Championship with a total of 24 wins and 4 draws out of 30 games.

Sunday saw the Central Coast Mariners Academy Girls teams play their Round 6 matches of the Womens Premier League at Pluim Park against Sydney based team the Gladesville Ravens.

The Grade 12 girls followed their win last week against Macarthur Rams with a strong performance against the Ravens securing a 1-1 draw. Although the Academy girls were in front following a goal by Jessica Grassi, Gladesville were able to even the score in the final minute of the game.

The Grade 14 Coach, Bret Smith, was thrilled with his teams performance with lots of improvement shown from all the team to earn them a 2-0 win. Keeper Lillian Knight maintained an impressive clean sheet whilst goals were scored in the first half by Jordyn Paull, with a second half goal scored by Freyja Murray. Smith said that “the girls showed a massive improvement in on-field structure with lots of talk and communication between the players throughout the game”. Special mention was made of the defensive players Sabrina Zappavigna, Beth Le Gay Brereton, Emma Hurley, Emma Smith and Freyja Murray who worked well together at the back.

The Grade 16 Girls and Reserve Grade teams also went on to win their games – 1-0 for the Grade 16s and 4-0 for Reserve Grade. The day concluded with a 1-1 draw in First Grade with the Coast-s last goal of the weekend scored by Oriana Keane.

Earlier in the day, the Boys Grade 11 and 12 teams travelled to ES Marks field in the Eastern Suburbs to play Easts. Both Coast teams came away with convincing wins in the Football NSW development league.