E-League | Matchday 1 Wrap


A tough first leg for the Central Coast E-League boys Kiran Gupta (KyrenFC) and Jesse Da Silva (JesseD1996) this weekend. The first six rounds of the league’s third season were played on Saturday at the ESL Studios Sydney, but unfortunately the Yellow and Navy didn’t come away with the results they were hoping for, tallying 5 losses and a draw on the aggregate score.

Gupta expressed his disappointment with the outcome on Twitter, and praised the quality of the competition this season.

“Definitely not the results we would have hoped for after 6 rounds but it shows the calibre of players in the league this year.” He said.

“I didn’t have enough possession and create enough meaningful chances in order to get the results we needed. Definitely played too aggressively on defence as well and it cost me.” 

“It’s something that Jesse and I will have to work on in the lead-up to Matchday 2 and the finals.” Gupta said.

Gupta and Da Silva are now looking ahead to the second leg of the competition, a chance to improve their standing on the league table. They have three weeks to prepare before they return to the ESL Studios Sydney on March 7 to play the final five rounds, and then it’s on to Fortress Melbourne for the Finals Series on May 9.