St Joseph’s surprise Yakamia in tense arm-wrestle
Yakamia were looking to keep the pressure on the Albany Junior Soccer Association under-12 leaders Grammar Blue when they played St Joseph’s Lightning who had a mixed season up until last Saturday.
St Joseph’s came out with more intensity and got onto the score sheet early with a strike from Santino Pietropaolo. And it was soon 2-0 when Riley Nicholas calmly slotted home.
Yakamia managed to pull one back through Riley Barrett who then had an opportunity for a second when a St Joseph’s player handled outside the area but the resulting free kick hit the post and was eventually cleared.
Another opportunity came with another indirect free kick
that went straight into the back of the net but was disallowed, because another player had not touched the ball first.
Yakamia were frustrated in the second half as St Joseph’s took every opportunity and had the higher-placed Yakamia searching for goals the
more open it became at the back.
Yakamia added two more goals but St Joseph’s proved too strong with three of their own, to take the win 5-3.
The Australian Christian College were able to record their second victory of the season when they played Albany United in a tight contest, ACC prevailing 4-2.
Mt Locker thrashed St Joseph Thunder 18-0 and Grammar Blue beat Grammar Red 10-0.
Denmark and John Calvin could not be separated in a matched that ended 5-5 and an upper-end-of-the-table clash finished 6-2 in favour of Bethel when they played Mt Barker.
Polonia met Stirling Rangers for the second time this season in the under-14s and it was Polonia, who got the upper hand with an early goal.
Another three Polonia goals had them well on top by half time and they finished 5-1 winner.
John Calvin and Grammar drew 2-2 and Rovers were too strong for Denmark beating them 5-1 in the other games.