Match Report Waverley v Cranbrook
It was a big game for our team this week as we had a tough game in the first round with a 2-2 draw — Cranbrook being the only team to get points against us so our team was determined to get a win.
We started off strong, going 1-0 up 10 minutes in with a banging penalty strike from Zack Ellis. We went to half time being comfortable with our 1-0 lead, knowing we had more work to do. It didn’t take long for our striker Aston Cavender to put us 2-0 from a scrappy corner — it fell to his feet and he tapped it in as we maintained possession feeling confident with our lead. With 15 minutes on the clock we got a corner — Zack Ellis put an amazing curl on the ball — great strike, we go 3-0 up — dominating the game.
Our top striker Jacob Rae got fouled in the box, winning himself a penalty — it was saved by the keeper that dived to the left and got a strong hand on it. With just 5 minutes on the clock, Jacob got played a nicely-waited through ball, and he turned the centre back inside out and placed it right in the bottom corner. Great finish from him and a well-deserved goal. Last play of the game, Cranbrook got a free kick in a good position and they scored. Pretty frustrating to concede in the last kick of the game, and not get full points in the Rizzo Cup, but we got the win.
Liam Lynch received a well-deserved ‘Man of the Match’ doing an outstanding job in defense.
Student journalist Harlen Forker-Lawrence
7As Defensive Midfielder
Semi-final of the CIS Cup
On Tuesday 15 June, the First XI will be competing in the semi-final of the CIS Cup. A winner in this game will take them to the finals. Waverley have never won the cup and have been hard at work preparing for the match. Kick off is at 6:15pm at Valentine Sports Park.
Congratulations to the following 16s and Opens players who have been selected in the CAS Squad:
- 16s — James Bulkeley; Kai Puntigam; Ben Leet.
- Opens — Andrew Di Blasio; Emilio Vinci; Duke Bushby. The CAS team won the competition.
Players selected to represent the CIS team for their outstanding performances at the CAS competition:
- Duke Bushby
- James Bulkeley
Mr Sam Disalvo
Convenor of Football