Men’s Premier League matches went ahead despite some grounds closed

Wyoming versus Ourimbah Photo: Alistair Kennedy

Wyoming versus Ourimbah
Photo: Alistair Kennedy

Round nine of the 2014 Central Coast Men’s Premier League competition was held on Sunday, June 8.

For the third time in their last four matches, Wyoming conceded the first goal in a match, this time against Ourimbah at Pluim Park 3 but, as in each of the other three, have bounced back to record wins. It took two minutes for Ourimbah’s Daniel Edwards to stun his former teammates with a headed goal, however, the superior football of the defending premiers eventually told against a young and enthusiastic Ourimbah outfit with goals to Marc Falzon, Keelan Austen and Andy Klijn giving the Tigers a comfortable 3-1 win.

Gosford City was another team to lose their home ground advantage with Gavenlock Oval closed for the weekend and their match switched to EDSACC North. Once again the Gosford City Dragons put in a gutsy effort, scoring first through Ryan Hoare and being level at 2-2 late in the second half. However, as has been the case throughout the season, conceding late goals once again proved Gosford’s downfall with two in the last 10 minutes seeing Killarney run out 4-2 winners. Eddie Davilla scored Gosford’s second goal while Jared Reed, Nathan Byrn, Ryan Moore and Blake Silvers were all on target for the Killarney Vale Terriers.

It was Killarney’s sixth straight win and sets the scene for a good clash with Wyoming next Sunday at Alan Davidson Park. East Gosford have bounced back to form with an impressive 5-1 over Kincumber at Pluim Park 2 (moved from Hylton Moore Park). After a promising preseason that saw them reach the final of the Central Coast Cup, the Rams had just one premiership win going into this match and desperately needed all three points to stay in contact with the top four.

A crucial goal in the last minute of the first half to Rob Walton followed by two more within the first six minutes of the second term to Scott Marriott and Michael Simmonds effectively settled the match. Kincumber did hit back through Nathan Ward in the 60th minute but two late goals to Walton, one from the penalty spot, wrapped up the win.

Media release, 8 Jun 2014
Alistair Kennedy,
Central Coast Football