NPL Capital Football Round 14 Wrap

Belconnen United FC 1 (Fields 4’ (og)) v West Canberra Wanderers FC 0

 It was a tough contest at McKellar Park with Belconnen United just edging the West Canberra Wanderers 1-0 on Saturday.

It was a nightmare start for the Wanderers after Lachlan Fields scored an own goal from a Dustin Wells freekick.

Fields’ attempted interception ended up in the back of his own net in the 3rd minute.

The Wanderers had the better of the game in the second half with numerous chances coming from Thornton, Vlazlovski and Harrington.

However, they were unable to find a solution to their first-half error leaving the score at 1-0 to Belconnen.

Canberra Croatia FC 1 (Barac 75’) v Gungahlin United FC 5 (Bernabo-Madrid 25’, 90’, John 59’, 76’, 86’)

The game opened with a flurry of chances for both sides, but it was Gungahlin’s Phillipe Bernabo Madrid who opened the scoring as he fired the ball into the bottom corner after cutting in from the left wing.

The rest of the half was tightly contested, with chances for Croatia’s Matej Busek and Aimilio Kista but they could not convert their chances and the game went into half time at 1-0 to Gungahlin.

A terrible back pass from Nikola Taneski gifted Gungahlin a second goal in the 59th minute as Michael John got to the ball ahead of Sam Brown and tapped the ball into the net to double their lead.

Daniel Barac gave Canberra Croatia hope with 15 minutes to go as he capitalised on a defensive error by Gungahlin to make the game 2-1.

However, a 15-minute collapse at the end of the game from Canberra Croatia saw them concede three goals.

Phillipe Bernabo-Madrid grabbed a second and Michael John completed his hattrick to end the game 5-1, Canberra Croatia now conceding five goals two weeks in a row.

Monaro Panthers FC v Tigers FC – postponed

Canberra Olympic FC v Tuggeranong United FC – postponed

IMAGE: Anthony Cafferty Photography