Northern NSW's Progress at the FFA National Youth Championships

September 29, 2014

Keep watch on the progress of our Country and Metro sides right here.

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13 Years 

12:30pm Northern Territory 0 def. by Northern NSW Country 1 (Bailey Topper 39')

Northern NSW Country 13s are still unbeaten after Day 4 at the FFA National Youth Championships for Boys in Coffs Harbour following a 1-0 win over Northern Territory. 

Both sides have opportunities to score during the first half, but neither could convert and the teams went into the halftime break locked at nil all. 

A single goal from Northern NSW Country’s Bailey Topper in the opening ten minutes of the second half was the clincher despite Northern Territory’s best efforts to nab an equaliser. 

The result sets up an exciting final day match between Northern NSW Country and NSW Country as both teams are currently unbeaten. The fixture kicks off at 3:10pm. 

4:30pm Capital Football 6 (Kai Trewin 8', Mikey Katsoulis 27', 34', Ben Obst 37', Cody Ashburner 44', Zach Barbatano 48') def. Northern NSW Metro 1 (Sam Donnellan 24')

Capital Football 13s claimed their first victory of the week over Northern NSW Metro in the final match of the day this afternoon. 

Capital’s Kai Trewin opened the scoring before Northern’s Sam Donnellan equalised the score on 24 minutes which is where the score remained until halftime. 

On the other side of halftime Capital scored another five goals, with Northern unable to get on the scoreboard and the match ended at 6-1. 

Northern NSW Metro 13s will face off against Victora Metro at 11:10am before their final match against Queensland Metro at 4:30pm. 

14 Years 

8:30am Northern NSW Metro 2 (James Bayliss 8', Kent Harrison 47') def. by Victoria Metro 3 (Mersim Memeti 11', Giorgi Zarbos 25', Joshua Kelic 43') 

In the first of two matches Northern NSW Metro 14s narrowly went down Victoria Metro in the opening match of the day. 

Northern went ahead through James Bayliss on eight minutes, however Victoria’s Mersim Memeti answered with a goal three minutes later to equalise the score at 1-1 before teammate Giorgi Zarbos’ goal gave Victoria the lead before halftime. 

Victoria’s Joshua Kelic extended his side’s lead to 3-1 midway through the second half. 

Kent Harrison pulled one back to close the gap behind Victoria but despite Northern’s best efforts, the side couldn’t find an equaliser and looked to regroup before its second match of the day. 

9:50am Northern NSW Country 0 drew Tasmania 0 

Northern NSW Country 14s played out a goalless draw against Tasmania this morning and earned their first point since Day 1 of the Championships. 

Despite both sides looking for goal opportunities, neither could capitalise and the match ended at nil all. 

Northern NSW Country 14s will take on Capital Football tomorrow in the first match of the day at 8:30am. 

3:10pm Northern NSW Metro 0 def. by Football West 1 (Liam Murray 6') 

Northern NSW Metro 14s are still seeking an elusive victory at the FFA National Championships for Boys after going down to Football West by one goal.

An early goal from Liam Murray put Football West on the front foot to keep the lead into halftime. 

Northern created their own chances in the second half but were unable to score an equaliser and the match ended at 1-0. 

Day 3

13 Years 

11:10am Northern NSW Country 3 (Flynn Goodman 39', 41', 50') def. Victoria Country 1 (Fraser Gosstray 15')

Northern NSW Country 13s continued its winning streak this morning at the FFA National Youth Championships for Boys with a 3-1 win over Victoria Country. 

Northern started the first half at a slow pace with Victoria Country’s Fraser Gosstray nabbing the lead on 15 minutes and the halftime score sat at 1-0. 

Northern began to look more like the winning team it had been earlier in the week, as Flynn Goodman scored a hat trick in the second half to secure the three points. 

Northern NSW Country 13s take on Northern Territory tomorrow at 12:30pm. 

1:50pm Northern NSW Metro 0 def. by NSW Metro 3 (Adrian Neoklis 11', Dylan Ruiz Diaz 44', Ashton Ahluwalia 59')

Northern NSW Metro 13s suffered their first loss of the tournament today against NSW Metro. 

NSW Metro went ahead on 11 minutes through Adrian Neoklis and held a one goal lead into the halftime break. 

On the other side of halftime despite Northern’s efforts, Dylan Ruiz Diaz extended NSW Metro’s lead to two goals midway into the second half before teammate Ashton Ahluwalia netted the third and final goal of the match just prior to the fulltime whistle. 

Northern NSW Metro 13s will face Capital Football tomorrow at 4:30pm.

14 Years 

12:30pm Northern NSW Country 0 def. by NSW Country 1 (Mirza Muratovic 57')

Northern NSW Country 14s were nipped in the closing minutes of their Day 3 match against NSW Country, when the side went down 1-0. 

The two teams were gridlocked and goalless leading into the second half and it looked like the match would end in a draw until NSW Country’s Mirza Muratovic scored in the closing minutes of the match. 

Northern NSW Country 14s will take on Tasmania tomorrow at 9:50am.  

3:10pm Queensland Metro 3 (Jesse Gibbs 44', Jack Skinner 46', Alex Parsons 48') def. Northern NSW Metro 0

Northern NSW Metro 14s are still seeking their first win of the Championships after going down to Queensland Metro 3-0 this afternoon. 

Northern and Queensland were both unable to capitalise on opportunities throughout the first half, leaving the score at nil all by halftime. 

The floodgates opened midway through the second half as Queensland’s Jesse Gibbs, Jack Skinner and Alex Parsons each added their names to the goal tally within a four minute period to maintain their side’s winning run. 

Northern NSW Metro are up against Victoria Metro tomorrow at 8:30am before playing a second match against Football West at 3:10pm. 

Day 2 

13 Years

8:30am South Australia 0 def. by Northern NSW Metro 2 (Sam Donnellan 53', Kaleb Cox 56' (p))

Northern NSW Metro 13s continued their winning run this morning in the first match of the day at the FFA National Youth Championships for Boys. 

The first half saw both South Australia and Northern NSW Metro unable to capitalise on any opportunities and enter halftime at nil all. 

It wasn’t until the final ten minutes of the match that Northern’s Sam Donnellan finally netted a goal to push his side ahead. 

With just four minutes remaining in the match a South Australian defender committed a foul inside the box and Northern was subsequently awarded a penalty. 

Kaleb Cox converted the shot with ease to move the score to 2-0 where it stayed for the remainder of the match. 

Northern NSW Metro 13s will face NSW Metro tomorrow at 1:50pm. 

9:50am Tasmania 0 def. by Northern NSW Country 3 (Bailey Topper 22', James Lowe 34', Charlie Burton 53')

Like the Metro 13s, Northern NSW Country 13s claimed a second impressive victory on Day 2 of the Championships. 

Bailey Topper opened the scoring on 22 minutes, giving Northern a one goal lead coming into halftime as Tasmania wasn’t able to convert chances. 

James Lowe and Charlie Burton each scored in the second half to move the final score to 3-0 over Tasmania. 

Northern NSW Country 13s will take on Victoria Country tomorrow at 11:10am. 

14 Years

11:10am South Australia 1 (Lachlan Brook 11') def. Northern NSW Metro 0

After losing Jacob Dowse to a suspected ACL injury during the Day 1 fixture, Northern NSW Metro 14s were unable to secure their first points this afternoon against South Australia. 

A single goal off the foot of South Australia’s Lachlan Brook in the 11th minutes was the difference between the two sides as Northern NSW Metro was unable to score. 

Northern NSW Metro 14s will meet Queensland Metro tomorrow at 3:10pm. 

4:30pm Victoria Country 4 (Thomas Hidic 22', 25', 44', Jesse Bartlett 38') def. Northern NSW Country 3 (Hayden Purkiss 14', Tom Pitman 20', 35') 

Northern NSW Country 14s were unlucky to walk away from their Day 2 match without any points after a close 4-3 loss to Victoria Country. 

Goals to Northern’s Hayden Purkiss and Tom Pitman in the first 20 minutes put the local side ahead before Victoria’s Thomas Hidic came out firing and scored a brace to equalise the score at 2-2 by the halftime whistle. 

Northern regained the lead through Pitman five minutes into the second half, however it wasn’t long before Victoria’s Jesse Bartlet equalised the score again. 

Hidic completed his hat trick and scored the winning goal in the 44th minute as his Victorian side walked away from the match with the three points. 

Northern NSW Country 14s are up against NSW Country tomorrow at 12:30pm. 

Day 1

13 Years 

2:20pm Northern NSW Country 5 (Lachlan Harris 13', 19', Bailey Topper 29, Charlie Burton 55', Chai Davis 56') def. Queensland Country 0

Northern NSW Country 13 Years started the tournament on the front foot this afternoon with an impressive 5-0 victory over Queensland Country. 

Lachlan Harris opened the scoring on 13 minutes before netting a second goal for the brace just minutes later.

Moments before halftime Bailey Topper sent a cracking shot from the goal line on edge of the 18 yard box curling into the back of the net to extend his side’s lead to three goals. 

Queensland Country came out firing in the second half and pressed the local side to no avail. 

Northern’s scoring wasn’t over with Charlie Burton and Chai Davis adding their names to the goalscorers list in the last five minutes of the match as the end score read 5-0. 

Tomorrow Northern NSW Country 13s take on Tasmania at 9:50am. 

3:40pm Northern NSW Metro 1 (Jack Simmons 46’) def. Football West 0

Like their country counterparts, the Northern NSW Metro 13s claimed three points on the first day of the FFA National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour. 

The Metro side entered halftime gridlocked and goalless against Football West, but a single goal in the second half was enough for the win. 

Jack Simmons struck goal successfully on 46 minutes to take the lead over Football West and secure victory for Northern NSW Metro. 

Northern NSW Metro 13s will face South Australia tomorrow at 11:10am. 

14 Years

1:00pm Northern NSW Country 4 (Hayden Purkiss 27', Will Menz 51', Tom Pitman 56', 57') def. Northern Territory 2 (Alfio Dilettoso 13', Felix Pritchard 24')

Northern NSW Country 14s pulled of an incredible comeback over Northern Territory after going two goals down this afternoon. 

Northern Territory’s Alfio Dilettoso opened the scoring before teammate Felix Pritchard added a second goal to put their side two goals ahead. 

Three minutes prior to the halftime whistle Northern NSW Country’s Hayden Purkiss pulled one back to end the first half at 2-1. 

Neither side could find the back of the net in the first 20 minutes of the second half, however Northern NSW Country’s Will Menz equalised on 51 minutes before teammate Tom Pitman scored a brace to extend the final score to 4-2. 

Northern NSW Country 14s take on Victoria Country tomorrow at 4:30pm. 

5:00pm NSW Metro 2 (Zachary Duncan 3', Ramy Najjarine 22') def. Northern NSW Metro 0 

The Northern NSW Metro 14s squad was the only of the four Northern sides to walk away from Day 1 without a victory. 

Two first half goals from NSW Metro's Zachary Duncan and Ramy Najjarine were enough for the Sydney based team to take the points. 

Northern NSW Metro 14s meet South Australia tomorrow at 11:10am. 

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