Campbelltown City Quake Versus Mascot Vipers Saturday 20 Dec 2008.
Father Christmas came early for Quake as they had one of their best days in their history, bagging a massive 21 points from Mascot Vipers, being 5 wins and 3 draws from the 8 games played. Quake scored some 42 goals and conceded just 16 in Round 11 of the NSW Premier League. This wonderful result shot the Campbelltown Club to top spot in the Club Championship with just 3 rounds to play.
12 boys – Quake 5 (Mitchell Brooker, Justin Ivanovic, Luke Pereira (2), Shaun Irwin) – Vipers 3
We have been saying it for weeks, this team CAN win matches IF they finish their chances, and today they did. After going to an early 2-0 lead and looking comfortable, they allowed Vipers back into the match to take the score to 2-all. Big Vipers’ player Bright Appiah was a handful, but the smaller Quake team were doing their best to handle him. When Shaun scored, later followed by a Justin goal, the game looked safe. However, with just 7 minutes to go, Mascot got one back for a nail-bitting last few minutes. But with just 2 to go, Mitchell secured the points with a well taken goal.
14 boys – Quake 3 ( Jake McGing, Daniel Vellonio (2) ) – Vipers 3
We promised a great game and it did not disappoint. This was a tremendous match between the top two teams in the league. The game started at a frantic pace, with both teams wanting to assert their superiority early. But it was Vipers who on the 13th minute broke from a Quake corner to take us to the break leading 1-nil. The second half was incredible. Jake McGing returned parity to the score line 9 minutes in, followed by a Daniel Vellonio goal. Not to be outdone, the competition leaders (Vipers) scored two quick goals, and with just 4 minutes to go, gave us a grandstand finish to the game. Quake target-man Daniel Vellonio scored his second and Quake’s third with just 3 to go. Quake could have stolen it but a draw was a fair result between to great sides. We can’t wait for the play-offs to see them at it again!!
13 girls – Quake 5 (Laura Murtagh (3), Lucy Chapman (2) – Vipers 0
Quake’s 13 girls are going through a great little period, with 3 wins from the last 4 matches, a fantastic improvement in form. They never looked in doubt in this one, as Lucy and Laura each scored one to send the teams to the break with Quake leading 2-nil. The second half was equally as dominating by the purple and orange, with Laura securing her hat-trick and Lucy her double for an impressive 5-0 defeat, reversing their last up result.
16 boys – Quake 3 (Guy Goodwin, Saeed Colley, Josh Curtin) – Vipers 3
This was the second of the 3 draws during the day. Quake can well say this was the one that got away. After the Vipers took a 1-nil lead, it was up to Quake to stand up and be counted. With unanswered goals to Saeed, Guy and then Josh, it looked as though the team from Campbelltown would get the win. However, the Mascot team lifted and Quake allowed them back into the match via some tentative defending. In the final minute and with the scores at 3-a piece, Quake should have scored the winner but missed a simple chance from in front. In the end, a draw a fair result as Quake continues in the hunt for a play off spot.
16 girls – Quake 12 ( Jasmina Kasic (5), Laura Donelly (3), Linda Dudek (2) , Lisa Seeny, Zoeie Redman) – Vipers 1
As the result suggests, this was one-way traffic, as this talented squad run-a-muck in a one-sided affair. The win leaves them in second spot, ready to defend their title. There were many highlights, but none better than Jasmina Kasic who bagged 5 goals in a “player of the match” performance. Her deeds were almost equalled by Laura Donelly who scored herself a hat trick, whilst Linda Dudek did enough to go equal top in the Quake Club Golden Boot. Overall, a sensational performance that would have pleased Coach Tom Thomson.
Youth Men – Quake 1 (David von Dinklage) – Vipers 0
The Youth match was talked about all week as the game to watch, as first placed Quake was playing second placed Vipers. And as this score suggests, it was extremely close, with Quake controlling the game but unable to break the Mascot defence. After a scoreless first half, the game was set up beautifully for a great finish. And as the first half showed, the great defence of Mascot could not be broken. Daniel Fulton went close in the first minute, followed by Ediz Alpkaya in the second. Matt Licata in the Quake goal was called to make some important saves to keep the scorers unoccupied. It took until the 12th minute of the second half that man of the match David von Dinklage shot from the right hand side to break the dead lock. In the end, a deserved win to Campbelltown which is now all but assured of a third consecutive Premiership (minor premiers) in as many years. Congratulations to Dom and the team for a great year so far.
Women – Quake 4 ( Claire Walsh, Leesa Thomson, Caitlin Jarvie, Linda Dudek) – Vipers 4
In another top match, 1st placed and undefeated Vipers were looking for a win against 6th placed Quake. We knew we were in for a great encounter when in the first 2 minutes, Claire Walsh made it 1-nil to Quake. Campbelltown doubled their advantage via a Caitlin “Pommy” Jarvie goal. However, the competition leaders were not going to lie down and turned the game into a tight affair when they scored 2 unanswered goals to take the teams to the break at 2-all. In the first minute of the second half, Vipers started the stronger and took the lead. Leesa Thomson equalised in the 8th minute, as the end to end action was incredible. Quake soon thought they had snatched a great win when Linda Dudek scored their 4th goal. However, Vipers had other ideas in mind as they equalised. Sarah Semaan and Claire Walsh both had great opportunities to seal a win for Quake but had to settle for a draw in this exciting game.
Men – Quake 9 (Simon Keith (2), Heber Carvalho (2), Tuan Cao, Mark Symington, Tim Simpson, Miles Downie, Danny Martinez) – Vipers 2
The Men’s competition is incredibly tight, a win keeping you in touch with the leaders, a loss sending you out of the top 4. Before this match, Vipers (2nd) and Quake (3rd) were sharing the competition lead with Sydney Magic, so there was plenty to play for. Quake started off “on fire”, scoring the first 3 goals courtesy of Simmo (2nd min), Heber (9th min) and Danny (12th min) to take a commanding 3-nil lead. The league’s top goal scorer Yavuz Ekinci narrowed to gap, but it was all Quake from here onwards. Simmo scored Quake’s 4th and that is how the teams went to the break. Quake’s dominance continued in the second stanzas Miles and Heber added to the tally. However, the highlight of the entire day came as Quake scored their 7th goal as Mary Symo Symington scored what is believed to be the “Goal of the Year”. Great ball movement up court from the young Quake team saw David von Dinklage back heel the ball to Symington. He rolled the ball passed his left foot on the left hand side of the final third of the court and then proceeded to wrap his right foot around his left leg and toe punted the ball to the roof of the net from a tight angle. It was an outrageous attempt which put the cream on top of a fantastic day for Quake. The final score was 9-2 and now sees Quake share the lead with Magic.
Quake’s next game will be January 17th, 2009 at Minto when we host Western Raiders.
Source : Campbelltown City Quake
Published : 22/12/2008