Cobram Roar 2 d Albury City 1
Cobram Roar’s reserves came into the weekend’s game looking to build on the two good performances from the previous weeks.
Once again, due to injury and unavailability, a large number of under-18s backed up from their tough match earlier in the day to help out.
The opening stages were tight with both teams feeling each other out with the defences largely on top which limited any goal scoring opportunities.
The boys finally started to get on top and were rewarded when Cooper Sorrenti cut in from the left and fired a unstoppable shot into the top corner to give Cobram a deserved lead.
The goal lifted the home side, which was looking dangerous every time players went forward. A handball resulted in a penalty to Cobram, which Jake Keating fired home for a 2-0 lead at half-time.
The second half produced an excellent defensive display from Cobram which was put under long periods of pressure by City and, despite conceding a goal with 20 minutes to play, the boys stood firm to make sure the three points stayed in Cobram.
The boys deserve great credit for the way they stuck in particularly in the second half.
Special mention goes to Nick Osbourne and Nazz Corso for their efforts in a fantastic team performance.
Next week will be another tough test away to Albury United and it is hoped that the improvement shown in the past few games will continue.
Goals: Cooper Sorrenti, Jake Keating.
Cobram Roar 2 lost to Albury City 3
The under-18s had their first loss for the year, going down to a well prepared Albury City side.
Roar went down in the first half 2-0 and had its work cut out for them.
Cobram got back into the game with a goal from Josh Koopman, who headed a ball into the net, crossed by Anthony Corso.
Not long after a scrappy ball in the 18-yard box from a corner kick saw Conor Dodson get a foot on the ball to level the score at 2-2.
A lapse of concentration saw Cobram concede a third goal in the final 10 minutes to go down 3-2 to a strong Albury City.
Cobram Roar 5 lost to Albury City 6
Cobram Roar’s under-14s were defeated by Albury City by just one goal, 5-6.
Albury got off to a fast start with three goals, but Cobram fought hard in the latter part of the first half and scored two quick goals.
The first was from an awesome header by Zainul Alibraheem.
The second half was tight, with both teams finding the back of the net three times.
Cobram played valiantly almost stealing a draw in the final minutes of the match.
The side comes up against seventh-placed Albury United next weekend.
Goals: L Goodin 2, Z Alibraheem, J Koopman, L Stone 1.
Cobram 7 d Albury City 1
Cobram Roar was ready to come back from previous losses and turn it around with a strategy which was focused on marking up players and chasing down the ball.
It soon payed off with goals left, right and centre, proving to be the best game of the year so far with the biggest win of the season.
Alexia Corso came away with a hat-trick for the day, while mid-fielders Bella Pardy and Annie Oliver scored one goal each. Adding to the scoreboard was defender Lara Hyde, who also ran forward to score two for the match.
The team was energetic and banded together as a team. Hopefully next week will be much the same.
Goals: Alexia Corso 3, Lara Hyde 2, Bella Pardy, Annie Oliver 1.
Cobram Roar 13 d Albury City 0
Cobram Roar’s under-13s won its ninth match in a row with a convincing win against Albury City.
Jake Kalz and Jackson Koopman both scores two goals each, while Logan Stone scored one goal in the first half.
The second half saw Kalz score another three goals, Luke Goodin, Koopman and Stone score one goal each and Jake Brincat score two goals.
Another great game by all players.
Roar is on top of the table and takes on Albury United at Jelbert Park West next weekend.
Goals: Jake Kalz 5, Jackson Koopman 3, Logan Stone 2, Jake Brincat 2, Luke Goodin 1.
Cobram Roar 3 d Albury City 0
With another home game, Roar was looking for a positive start to the game.
Both teams were slow out of the blocks and Roar seemed a bit lost on the pitch, but once the players they settled down, they had a few shots on goal.
With constant persistence, Nick Russo was able to kick a fantastic goal from the right wing.
Roar’s defense remained very strong, keeping Albury City goalless going into half-time.
After the break, the trend continued with Sonny Rowe kicking two goals to confirm the win.
A solid overall performance by Roar and the side looks forward to next week’s game on the road.