It was always going to be a tough game for Cobram Roar, taking on third-placed Albury United in Albury.
Adam Gatcum opened the scoring for the Roar with a goal in the second minute of the game, but it wasn’t long before Albury levelled to one-all with an own-goal.
After another 20 minutes, Bill Puckett handed the lead back to the Roar, scoring another goal to take the game to 2-1 for Cobram.
It remained that way until half-time, but Albury scored once again early in the second half to level it back up at two-all.
Albury United scored another goal later in the term to lead by a goal, which it held to the final siren to win 3-2.
The under-16 boys were eager to take the pitch to make amends for last week’s lacklustre performance, and from the very first whistle they played with conviction and commitment.
The game was tightly contested with both teams unable to convert, despite plenty of scoring opportunities.
It was midway through the first half when Jack Cassidy found the back of the net taking the boys to a 1-0 lead at the half-time break.
The second half saw the team play with the same level of intensity and thanks to the great work of the defence the opposition was kept goalless. It was a well-deserved win to the team.
Score: Albury United 0 lt Cobram Roar 1. Goals: J. Cassidy 1. Best: K. Stewart, J. Grant, J. Cassidy.
The under-12s were hungry to get one back from losing to Albury United last round.
The boys took a little time to get their run going but in the 11th minute, when Jackson Koopman got a great through ball from an awesome run and pass from Zainul Alibraheem to score, Roar did not look back.
Passing from defence to attacking without United getting near the ball, the teamwork and passing from Roar was superb.
Roar dominated and had many shots but the half-time score remained at 0-2.
Early in the second half, Albury broke Roar’s defence and scored but the Cobram boys kept to their game plan to keep possession and eventually scored two more; with Jackson Koopman topping off with a hat-trick and Chaz Boyd scoring his first goal for the season. Albury scored a late goal in the last play of the game.
Roar was happy to get the three points, with everyone playing their part in an awesome display.
Score: Albury United 2 lt Cobram Roar 4. Goals: Jackson Koopman 3, Chaz Boyd 1. Best: Zainul Alibraheem, Thomas Corso, Liam Kelly, Brock Churchin, New Suphin, Chaz Boyd and Jackson Koopman.
●Reserves: Albury United 2 d Cobram Roar 1.
●Senior women: Albury United 11 d Cobram Roar 0.
●Division three men (under-18): Albury United 1 lt Cobram Roar 3.
●Under-14: Albury United 1 lt Cobram Roar 5.
●Under-13: Albury United 0 drew with Cobram Roar 0.
●Under-13 girls: Albury United 13 d Cobram Roar 0.