1st grade rd 22 vs Rydalmere Lions PDF Print E-mail

Round: rd 22 Sponsored by
Vs: Rydalmere Lions
Half Time Score: GRM 1 - Rydalmere 0
1st Half Scorers: Aaron Khan
2nd Half Scorers: Kyriakos Tohouroglou
Full Time Score: LOSS GRM 2 - Rydalmere 4

Match Report:

Rydalmere Lions came from a goal down at half time to record a 4-2 victory over Gladesville Ryde Magic at Magdala Park on Sunday afternoon.

Magic started on the front foot, and went close on 6 minutes when Sergio Tarazona headed wide after good lead up play from Ben Kerr and Johnny Martinez.

Martinez then went direct himself on 13 minutes after spotting Rydalmere keeper, Harrick Sinpraseuth, off his line, but his shot cleared the cross bar.

Zac Watters responded with a good effort in the 18th minute, but his shot was gobbled up by Kyriakos Tohouroglou in the Gladesville goal.

The home side took the lead in the 25th minute following some good lead up play by Chris Tomaras, who slipped Nick Ioannides in to space. The youngster’s shot was parried by Sinpraseuth in the Rydalmere goal, but Aaron Khan was first to react, slotting home the rebound to give Gladesville Ryde Magic a 1-0 lead.

In fact Chris Tomaras has a great opportunity to double their advantage in the 44th minute, but Sinpraseuth saved when facing the Gladesville attacker in a one on one.

Magic came out after the break eager to extend their lead, and two minutes in Nick Ioannides’ effort was pushed away by Rydalmere’s keeper, Harrick Sinpraseuth, after Chris Tomaras had beaten a couple of Lions’ defenders to set up the striker.

But Rydalmere were not about to roll over, and the Lions equalised on 60 minutes, when Amaury Gauthier headed home from a corner to make it 1-1.

Rydalmere had their ends up and went in front on 74 minutes when Zac Watters cracked home a long range left foot strike to give the Lions a 2-1 lead.

Gauthier made it 3-1 to the visitors shortly afterwards, but Magic reduced the deficit when they were awarded a penalty, and keeper, Kyriakos Tohouroglou, netted his second of the season to make it 2-3.

Just when the home fans were praying for an equaliser, Zac Watters popped up with a left foot volley to nail Rydalmere’s fourth goal, and give his team all three points.

Rydalmere Lions retain their five point lead at the summit of the competition, whilst Gladesville Ryde Magic drop to 7th spot as a result of the loss.


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