Tigers FC shook off the disappointment of losing in the Westfield FFA Cup Qualifiers in midweek by seeing off Woden-Weston FC with the minimum of fuss, claiming a 5-0 victory at Woden Park.
Friday 12th June
Woden-Weston FC 0 Tigers FC 5 (Hussain Fureje 17’, Alex Oloriegbe 30’, Julian Borgna 35’, 54’, Goran Josifovski 81’)
The result enabled the Tigers to close the gap on leaders Belconnen United to a single point ahead of the Blue Devils Sunday match with Gungahlin United, the Tigers Westfield FFA Cup conquerors.
You could have been forgiven for thinking it was Woden-Weston FC backing up from a tiring cup match only 48 hours later as they started sluggishly and the Tigers, with perhaps a point to prove, ratcheted up the tempo from the outset. They were no doubt helped in their endeavour by some slip-shod Woden-Weston defending with the visitors able to score three times without reply before the break.
Sunday 14th June
Gungahlin United 2 (Stephen Domenici 37’, Danny Krajacic 76’) Belconnen United 2 (Aisosa Ihegie 12’ Goran Mukevski 42’ (pen))
A goal from substitute Danny Krajacic with his first touch of the ball earned Gungahlin United a points in a 2-2 draw with Belconnen United in the dress rehearsal for next weekend’s Westfield FFA Cup Qualifiers Final.
Krajacic scored seconds after being summoned off the bench, his first goal of the season a cracking strike, rounding off a lightning fast Gungahlin counter-attack to give the home team a share of the spoils that their second half performance deserved.
Tuggeranong United 1 (Zac Munster 60’ (pen)) Canberra Olympic 2 (Josh Calabria 15’, Robbie Cattanach 51’)
Canberra Olympic survived a late Tuggeranong United flurry to emerge with a priceless 2-1 victory at Kambah 2 in an exciting match for the decent sized crowd on a bright Sunday afternoon.
The visitors had to do so with only ten players following the dismissal of midfielder Daniel Colbertaldo, the former Tuggeranong crowd favourite ordered off the field after allegedly stamping on the leg of United defender Michael Gurney. By that stage Olympic was 2-0 ahead and looking likely to take the points despite a spirited Tuggeranong performance.
Monaro Panthers 1 (Matt Menser 50’) Canberra FC 4 (Robbie Deeley 11’, Thomas James 49’ (pen), 85’, Muad Zwed 70’)
Canberra FC made sure that they continued their recent run of good form claiming all three points from their final match before they jet off to the Croatian Tournament in Europe with a commanding 4-1 success over Monaro Panthers.
Two goals from former Panthers front man Thomas James helped the visitors to the three points with the English striker taking his season total to ten in the process as he chases the individual Golden Boot award.
FC took the lead in the 11th minute when midfielder Robbie Deeley fired home his fourth goal of the season but any thoughts of another comfortable afternoon’s work for Zoran Glavinic and his team were dispelled by a Monaro side that refused to shirk the challenge.
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