Kingsway Olympic SC 2 – Ballajura AFC 5
Match Report by Michael Hoy
All Aboard The Train To Clarkson!!
Ballajura kickstarted their season into gear with a resounding 5-2 victory over Olympic Kingsway with Daniel Clarkson causing a ruckus at Kingsway Reserve on Sunday. Clarkson was involved in every Ballajura goal with Kingsway finding him difficult to handle.
Ballajura went up early on in the game when Clarkson was felled in the box. Captain Brendan Divilly, back from injury in the pre-season, stepped up and slammed his penalty into the back of the net. Scores remained this way at half time but the tackling was becoming reckless at times.
The half time oranges or one of Les Lodge’s world renowned speeches must have done the trick as Ballajura kicked it up a notch with Liam Divilly scoring his first of the season in a goalmouth scramble and Clarkson got to the by-line and cut it back to the dynamic left footer. Divilly made it two soon after when Clarkson again latched onto a loose ball in the box and toe poked it out to Liam Divilly who scored with his non-preferred right foot.
Clarkson soon turned goalscorer when some Ronaldo-esque stepovers from Callum Stuart saw him skip past the Kingsway defence and he whipped in a cross for a trademark Clarkson header into the net.
Kingsway pulled one back however when they managed a strike which keeper Ryan moss saved but it was parried into the path of the other Kingsway striker and he couldn’t miss from 6 yards. Kingsway could have had two in quick succession but the striker rocketed a volley from inside the box into the crossbar and the follow-up went out for a goal kick.
Clarkson then won his second penalty of the day leaving it up to the captain to rifle in his second of the day from the spot.
Kingsway still had time for one more goal when the referee deemed Moss to have fouled the striker in the box and he took his penalty superbly.
T. Sips J. Bareham B.Divilly © P. Haddock
L. Divilly (Dj. Kim 74’) S. Mammoliti C. Rogers J. Cosenza (A. Vincent 70’)
C. Stuart (J. Vespescu 69’)
15’ B. Divilly (Pen)
48’ L. Divilly
53’ L. Divilly
74’ B. Divilly (Pen)
Kingsway Olympic SC 1 – Ballajura AFC 3
Match Report by Michael Hoy
Reds In Cruise Control.
Ballajura Reserves capped off the start of their season with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Olympic Kingsway on Sunday at Kingsway reserve. A new look team to the side that were runners-up in the League Cup Reserves Final saw no change in the output of the side.
Ballajura started a bit sluggish but had their first shot on target when a nice turn from Captain Michael Hoy saw his shot tamed by the keeper. Ballajura maintained most of the possession but couldn’t find the right ball in the final third. Ballajura soon went ahead though when a great ball by was pounced on by Hoy and he chipped his shot over the oncoming keeper and into the net which the defender couldn’t get to. Hoy was being a constant menace and could have had a second soon after but his well placed shot into the bottom corner was well saved by the Kingway keeper.
Ballajura were soon two up when Adrian’s pass found Hoy and he back heeled it into the path of Emmanuel Mammoliti who crossed it to the back post finding DJ Kim for his first goal in Ballajura colours.
Ballajura started the second half brightly and Hoy should have second when a nice turn from Mammoliti’s pass saw him hook his shot wide. Hoy soon took a knock to his injured ankle, which saw Paul Le make his way onto the park and he soon scored when his ferocious strike became too hot for the keeper to handle and he spilled the ball into the net.
Tomas Divilly almost notched goal of the season when his soaring 30 yard strike forced a stunning save from the keeper. Brodie Stuart also saw his shot deflected by the defender when it was looking like curling round into goal. Ballajura could and should have had more but were wasteful with their chances but a great start before the big clash next week against UWA.
Adrian B. Vincent C. Tripoli A. Di Rosso
E. Mammoliti T. Divilly A. Vincent Dj. Kim (R. Shariff 67’)
M. Hoy © (P. Le 55’)
23’ M. Hoy
41’ Dj. Kim
63’ P. Le