Defending champions Gunners SC have beaten Oran Park Rovers 2-1 in the M-League men’s round 11 top of the table clash.
Oran Park drew first blood 23 minutes in through Bradon Clissold, following a poor clearance from the Gunners goalkeeper.
The lead was short lived, with a spectacular left foot volley from Daniele Chiandotto squaring things up just after the half-hour mark.
It was 1 -1 at half time and up stepped Anthony Nicola to break the deadlock for Gunners at the 61 minute mark.
Gunners had to defend their one goal lead without Mitchell Janes, after he was dismissed by the match official following a second caution.
The Rovers had their chances, but the Gunners held on to extend their lead at the top of the ladder.
Gunners 2 (Nicola, Chiandotto) – Oran Park 1 (B. Clissold).
Round 12 of the Men’s M-League continued on the weekend.
Gunners and Tigers faced off for the second time in a week and it was Gunners striker Anthony Nicola that opened the scoring with one of the classiest goals of the season at 41mins.
The Tigers hit back early in the second half courtesy of their captain, but it wasn’t long before the Gunners regained their lead and put the match beyond doubt, securing a 3 – 1 victory.
Gunners 3 (Nicola, Chiandotto, Wallace) – Camden Tigers 1 (Shuttleworth)
In other matches, Oran Park returned to the winners list defeating Eschol Park 2 – 1.
Mt Annan has all but secured a top four spot after a gritty 2-1 win over Narellan.
Ingleburn and Harrington shared points after a 2 – 2 draw.
The Eagles will host the Wolves on Wednesday evening in a catch up match from round 3.
ROUND 13 KICKS-OFF ON SATURDAY:
Mt Annan v Gunners
Narellan v Harrington
Oran Park v Ingleburn
Camden Tigers v Eschol Park
TABLE: Gunners SC – 33, Oran Park – 28, Camden Tigers – 24, Mt Annan – 20, Narellan – 15.
MEN’S RESERVE GRADE
Ingleburn 7 – Harrington 0
Mt Annan 1 – Narellan 2
Oran Park 4 – Eschol Park 1
Gunners 3 – Camden Tigers 3
TABLE: Oran Park – 30, Camden Tigers – 24, Gunners SC – 24, Ingleburn – 20, Mt Annan – 16.
UNDER 21 – COLTS
Camden Tigers have secured the premiership with two rounds to spare. The Tiger Cubs have gone through the season undefeated to date and are 13 points clear at the top of the league table.
Tahmoor 4 – Harrington United – 5
Ingleburn 2 – Oran Park 0
Narellan 0 – Camden Tigers 1
Eschol Park – Bye
TABLE: Camden Tigers – 31, Narellan – 18, Harrington – 16, Tahmoor – 15, Ingleburn – 15.
WOMEN’S M-LEAGUE UPDATE
Round 11: Mid-week M-League action took us to Kooringa Reserve, the home of St Mary’s Eagle Vale Soccer Club where the Saints hosted Ingleburn Eagles Soccer Club
It was the Kelly Milligan show, as the star striker and 2019 Golden Boot winner bagged four as the Eagles picked up the points to keep the pressure on league leaders Camden Tigers.
Ingleburn 5 (Milligan 4, Gardiner 1) – St Mary’s 0
ROUND 12: Tahmoor brushed aside Harrington 4 – 0 to maintain third spot on the League table. Sarah Rech was the star for the Taipans with a brace.
Tahmoor 4 (Rech 2, Stein 1, Wilson 1) – Harrington 0
In other round 12 matches, Oran Park pulled off the upset of the season, thumping Ingleburn 5 – 1 away to lock in a finals spot.
Eschol Park move into sixth with a gutsy 2-1 win over St Mary’s, and the Camden Tigers secured the premiership with a resounding 8 – 0 victory over Narellan.
TABLE: Camden Tigers 36, Ingleburn 25, Tahmoor 22, Oran Park 21.
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