Mariners E-League Wrap Week 4

Another week of E-League action has come and gone, with our Mariners again playing four tough ties over two nights. 

The week got off to a pleasing start for Lachlan Neal, with the youngster deservedly securing his first points of the 2023 E-League competition. 

Up against ADL Patty, whom he has played on numerous occasions over the past few years, Neal created many chances without scoring the go-ahead goal. 

In the second leg, Patty opted to drop deep in defence, playing with a back line that consisted of at least six players. 

He attempted to hit on the counter regularly, with Neal required to take shots from distance in an attempt to score. 

Neither were able to break the deadlock, with each having to settle for a point after the nil-all draw. 

Facing BRI DylanBanks in the second matchup of the night, two goals against the run of play saw our youngster head into the second game with work to do. 

His opponent again sat deep in the second leg, with Neal having the better of the chances over a majority of the match. DylanBanks scoring an extra goal to push his lead to 3-0, with that being the final score.

Neal coming away from the night with his first point of the campaign, ready to go again next week. 

Following last weekend’s postponement, Brady Carr was back for his third game week of the season.

Coming up against PER Dillon in the first match of the night, Carr took an early lead heading into the break. Two goals in the second half saw him go down 2-1 in the first leg, with it all still to play for. 

Pushing for a result, Carr played a high press with the intention of getting back into the match. Unfortunately he regularly hit on the transitition, going down 5-0 in the match and 7-1 on aggregate. 

For his second game Carr was drawn against MAC Vnuggzy, with him again scoring the first goal of the matchup with Beni Nkololo.

Two goals from his opponent left him with work to do, with a hard challenge in the last second denying him a chance to even the scores. 

Again pushing on the press with the aim of getting a result, Carr got hit on the counter, going down 5-1 in that match and 7-2 overall. 

Both Carr and Neal will be back next week, as they look to pick up some important points heading into the back end of the season.