GCU weekend wrap 20/21 January

Senior Women

Capalaba 0-5 GCU

United’s senior women’s side grabbed their first win of the pre-season with a 5-0 rout of Capalaba at John Frederick Park on Saturday night.

Meg McGelligott continued her sensational start to life at the club scoring her second hat-trick in as many weeks.

Midfielder, Teleya Reynolds scored her first goal for the club before Mackenzie Akins got her name on the scoresheet making it two-in-two for the American, rounding out the 5-0 result.

Club captain Neesa Doyle says confidence is high amongst her side ahead of the NPLW kick off in a fortnight’s time.

“It was good to get a big win, once we settled down it was looking really good, in the end we could’ve scored a lot more.”

“Michael’s (Cook) always believed that we’re going to be a real contender this season, everyone’s confidence is up following that result including the younger girls, it’s definitely looking like it’s going to be a good season.”

 

NPL Junior Girls

U13: Capalaba 0-5 GCU

U15: Capalaba 1-12 GCU

U17: Capalaba 0-7 GCU

United’s junior girls sides enjoyed a set of emphatic win’s over Capalaba at John Frederick Park on Saturday night.

The 13’s made up for last week’s loss to Lions with a 5-0 win, The 15’s who have now scored 16 goals in two games recorded a huge 12-1 win, while the 17’s enjoyed a 7-0 win in their first pre-season hit out.

17’s girls head coach Joe Repic said there were plenty of positives to take from Saturday’s first up win.

“Yesterday’s match was a good indication to reaffirm our belief in the quality of this group of young women.”

“Pre match we spoke of the need for a strong team mentality, It was an outstanding effort from a group of individuals who are starting to believe in the advantage of a collective effort.”

 

NPL Junior boys

U13: Striker 1-0 GCU

U14: Strikers 2-3 GCU

U15: Strikers 2-8 GCU

U16: Strikers 4-0 GCU

U18: Strikers 1-3 GCU

United’s NPL junior boys came away with a mixed bag of results in Saturday’s matches at Usher Park against Brisbane Strikers as preparations for the season proper continue to ramp up.

The 13’s were edged out in a 1-0 defeat, the 14’s came out on top in with a 3-2 win, the 15’s grabbed their second win on the trot with a comprehensive 8-2 victory, the 16’s slipped to a 4-0 loss and the 18’s won 3-1.

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SAP Junior boys

U9: Strikers 9-7 GCU

U10: Strikers 3-5 GCU

U11: Strikers 1-2 GCU

U12: Strikers 5-3 GCU

There were plenty of positive signs as the SAP boys played their first fixtures of the pre-season against Strikers at Usher Park on Saturday.

The 9’s went down in 9-7 goal fest, the 10’s and 11’s both enjoyed first up wins while the 12’s went down to a strong Strikers side.

Director of SAP, Shane Robinson, said Saturday’s match was a good indicator of where the SAP sides were at ahead of the season kick off in April.

“I was really impressed with the SAP boys considering they played a very tough opponent so early on in our pre-season.”

“Saturday’s games gave the SAP coaches a good indication of what technical aspects we need to focus on in the coming weeks.”

Posted on January 25, 2018 in Gold Coast United News

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