Perth Por­tuguese side clear win­ners

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Sport -

FOUR goals to Ju­lian Te­les helped the Perth Por­tuguese Soc­cer Team to a 4-2 win over Bel­mont-based South Africa in round two of the Perth Am­a­teur Soc­cer World Cup.

South Africa got the jump early in the game, find­ing the back of the net after rapid ball move­ment in their for­ward half left the Por­tuguese de­fend­ers in a rab­ble and un­able to stop a high cross, which sailed past the keeper and sent South Africa one goal up early.

But that was the only shin­ing light for South Africa in a hard game, with Por­tu­gal show­ing their class with the ball and mak­ing it very dif­fi­cult for their op­po­si­tion.

Te­les’ first goal came cour­tesy of a South African goal­keeper mis­take, who rushed to­wards Por­tu­gal’s Julio De Aguiar on the wing mid­way through the first quar­ter.

De Aguiar jumped the keeper and kept the ball mov­ing for­ward, un­selfishly pass­ing off to Te­les who strolled in for an easy goal.

His other three goals were not much more dif­fi­cult, Te­les’ speed and height mak­ing it hard for the South African de­fend­ers to help their keeper.

A con­so­la­tion goal for South Africa in in­jury time saw the fi­nal score fin­ish at 42.

A Bel­mont-based South Africa player (yel­low jersey) gets a run on his Por­tuguese op­po­nent.

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