With the 2018 Mens season closer, Coach Richard Bates took two squads to Bendigo to face off against Strathdale SC this weekend in what we hope to be the first of many friendly encounters between the clubs and a new relationship with the side in the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League.
Our Reserves took the field with threeU16 players, a great sign for the future of the club within the youth ranks. Graham Evans would record the only goal from a header off a well crossed ball from Ali Alhaji.
The Seniors got off to a great start, making for an amazing building block to our run in the FFA Cup with a 3-0 win. Matt Richardson would be first to score having received a pass from Federico Bonofederico, and with his back to the goal would turn and fire a quick shot into the net. Youth coach Cris Tumkaya made his return to mens football this weekend as well having recovered from knee injuries he suffered two seasons back. To mark the occasion he scored the second via an overhead kick from a pass provided by Jake Buckley. Jimmy Mills would give us the final score on the day, assisted by Michael Swinnington.
The trip to Bendigo was an all and all success for the club and for several of the players, their first visit to the region! We would like to thank Strathdale SC for hosting us along with providing our Cityzens with drinks and a barbecue post match.