U13’s NCF 2 v Maitland 2
1st Half: NCF started strong and were eager to produce a win today. Maitland kept NCF at bay. After a long period of pressure from NCF, Maitland gave away a penalty with a handball in the box. Loki Marchant put one goal away nicely, giving NCF a 1-0 lead at half time.
2nd Half: Maitland showed resilience and composure which resulted in a goal for them, and with continued pressure on NCF, Maitland managed to create and score a second goal. NCF stepped up their tempo, resulting in a well-deserved goal which concluded the game at 2-2 draw.
U14’s NCF 4 v Maitland 0
A solid performance from the U14’s NCF boys saw them achieve a fourth victory from 5 matches. A spirited performance from the midfield to see the half time score at 2-0, in favour of the hosts. A superb one on one save from keeper Charlie Shipperlee could well have been the catalyst for an early match momentum shift. Some ill-discipline in the second half saw NCF reduced to 10 men for the final 10 minutes, however some spirited defence and another two goals by Ama Mite completed a 4-0 result.
15’s NCF 3 v Maitland FC 2
NCF 15’s won a hard-fought game of 3-2 in their first home game of 2019. Despite many goal scoring opportunities in the first half, NCF went into the break 1-0 down. Goals to Jacob Field, Christian Mirindi & Jarrett Power-Casson in the 2nd half saw the boys end up victorious.
U16’s NCF 6 v Maitland 1
The Under 16s beat Maitland by playing some great pressure football, controlling the ball in the middle third by continuously putting pressure on their defence and midfield, as they tried to clear there back half. Gaining possession through this pressure, then controlling the ball through constant passing, players making space and then continually making great attacking runs resulting in many attacking opportunities in the first half which ended up with us being up 3-0.
2nd half: NCF continued to feature players in various positions, resulting in the scoring of another three goals. Maitland regained control in the last 10 minutes of play, thereby resulting in constant pressure on NCF’s defence. As Maitland tried to make the most of scoring chances, NCF’s defence stood up to this pressure till the last kick of the match. Maitland scored from a free kick, however, NCF won 6-1. Duncan Couper was a stand out from a great team effort. His attaching runs from his position of centre back resulting in two goals. Jack Wujcik also scored two goals and Charlie Kelly and Zane Skrtic one each.