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Southern Knights ( 6 ) Beograd Generals ( 4 ) ...with pics

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SAASL Sunday Divsion 2 - League Round 2

Southern Knights ( 6 ) Beograd Generals ( 4 )
Jamie Faulkner 3
David Mooney 2
Robert Marsden

Southern Knights put together some great passages of play today for their first home fixture with an outstanding first half.
Wasn't just raining raindrops but it was raining goals down at O'Sullivan Beach....14 goals in 2 games...entertaining for all who braved the conditions.
Great effort from Andy Alvino and Iain Stewart (A's debut start) to step into the side due to injuries to Ben Jones and Lee White....both were excellent.
Jamie Faulkner finally grabbing a brace with a hat-trick and David Mooney with a penalty and a 40 metre fee kick grabbed 2...Robert Marsden followed up his 2 last week with another today.
Tom Foglia created havoc coming from his deeper attacking role whilst Chris Bradley made some good runs at the Beograd midfield and defense.
The conditions deteriorated as the game progressed and probably inflated the goals conceded on the day and Beograd are always a chance to sneak a goal or two if you let your guard down.
Special mention to the Beograd boys who en masse came in for beers and a bit of joviality...good bunch of lads.
Thought Beograd might grab the game when then fought back from 5-2 down to make it 5-4 and had a bit of momentum.
Also special mention to Beograds keeper (much better than the one from previous seasons :wink: ) for some excellent stops and saves in awkward conditions.

A further special mention and thankyou to Paul Thompson who has decided to pull the plug on his footballing days after 19 years of football (8 with Southern Knights).
...a great servant on the field for the Knights and a reliable goalscorer in the Reserves and several crucial goals for the A's over the years.
Rather than angling the ball into the goal or across the goalmouth 'Thommo' will probably be angling on the beach, from the jetty or boat or in a local waterway.
Hopefully someone rescued your socks, shinpads and boots from the bin...just in case :wink:

*Apologies in advance for the abundance of photographs

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Promising signs before kick off with both teams warming up..

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Early celebrations as Jamie Faulkner opens the scoring for Southern Knights.

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Anguish for Stephen Maguire as Beograd's free kick sneaks in..just inside the post to make it 1-1.

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Beograd are first to pounce and make it 1-2

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A bit of a heated moment.....

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Celebrations as Knights grab a goal...

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The goalmouths deteriorated quite badly following nearly 15-20 hours of constant rainfall.

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A good stop by Beograd's keeper from Andy Alvino.

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And another...

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A near miss by Jamie Faulkner slides across the Beograd goalmouth.

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Chris Bradley and David Mooney worked hard closing down Beograd midfield all day...

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Appeals for handball as Southern Knights attack...

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David Mooney converts from the penalty spot..

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Tom Foglia regains his feet after being brought down yet again..

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Another goal for Knights from Jamie Faulkner.....

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Jamie Faulkner recovers after being brought down just inside Beograd's half.

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David Mooney prepares to take the ensuing free kick..

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Another goal for Southern Knights just before half time from David Mooney's long range strike...

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Robert Marsden is denied a goal after the break.

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Beograd pull the game back to 5-3.

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getting a little shirty with Andy Alvino.

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Beograd grab their 4th goal....

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Another good save denies Knights again...

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David Mooney (11) and Beograd's keeper in the thick of it.

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Cleared off the line by Beograd.

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After game handshakes...

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An enjoyable win....

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Great to see the Beograd boys come in for an James Boags or two...


Reserves
Southern Knights ( 1 ) Beograd Generals ( 3 )
Anthony Micheal

Disappointing loss for Southern Knights Reserves as they were looking capable of a win until losing Stephen Maguire and Iain Stewart who were required for 1st team duties.
With several players out due to injuries, work commitments and University commitments...changing the lineup late in the game proved costly.
Knights were leading by 1-0 courtesy of an Anthony Micheal goal but Beograd hit back when Phill Smith was beaten by a deflected shot.
With the game balanced at 1-1 going to the break, Knights looked like taking the lead but some excellent stops by Beograd's keeper kept the scoreline intact.
Beograd took the lead direct from a corner and capped of the game with a third goal minutes from the end.

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Chicken dance rehearsals...

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Anthony Michaeal opens the scoring for Southern Knights...

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Struggling to write down details in the driving rain...

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More than a drizzle..

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Phill Smith looks back to see the ball has deflected (off the referee I believe) into the goal...1-1.

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Paul Thompson (seated) ponders the thought of hanging up the boots after 19 years of football.

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A close call for Beograd as the Southern Knights shot is cleared.

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Another opportunity for Knights as Anthony Micheal goes glose.

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Next time up Justin Moule with a good chance..

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More despair for Knights as Beograd clear once again.

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Joy for Beograd as they go ahead direct from a corner kick.. 1-2

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A good finish from Beograd's number 16 seals the game in the dying minutes at 1-3.

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2013 SAASL : Links to previous games photos.....

Round 2 : Southern Knights ( 6 ) Beograd Generals ( 4 )
Round 1 : Para Hills Lions ( 1 ) Southern Knights ( 4 )

SAASL Pre-Season 2013
March 24 : Southern Knights ( 0 ) Fulham United ( 6 )
March 17 : Southern Knights ( 2 ) South Coast United ( 2 )
March 17 : Noarlunga United ( 2 ) Seaford ( 4 )
March 10 : Elizabeth Downs ( 6 ) Southern Knights ( 2 )
March 3 : Noarlunga United ( 3 ) Southern Knights ( 2 )
Feb 24 : Southern Knights ( 10 ) McClaren Districts ( 3 )
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2013 FFSA : Links to previous games photos...

Round 1 : Seaford ( 3 ) South Adelaide ( 2 )
Round 3 : The Cove ( 0 ) South Adelaide ( 1 )
Round 4 : South Adelaide ( 4 ) Western Toros ( 0 )
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Was their keeper really wearing a 'Snood'??
It's all in the Delivery!

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Brian the Postman wrote:Was their keeper really wearing a 'Snood'??
Keeper in the Reserves game.....possibly !

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Fair bit of damage to the playing surface so early into the season ... I hear there are some concerned Panther committee people regarding the pitch ....

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bloodypassit wrote:Fair bit of damage to the playing surface so early into the season ... I hear there are some concerned Panther committee people regarding the pitch ....

Surprised the game was even played!

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bloodypassit wrote:Fair bit of damage to the playing surface so early into the season ... I hear there are some concerned Panther committee people regarding the pitch ....
I doubt it bloodypassit, they were letting the kids play in the goal mouth Friday night well into the night.

I actually think it looks worse in the photos, game was never in doubt of being played.

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horrible pitch at the best of times

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BeogradGeneralsC's wrote:horrible pitch at the best of times
it's not a singing competition :roll:
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Ciudad Juarez wrote:
BeogradGeneralsC's wrote:horrible pitch at the best of times
it's not a singing competition :roll:
C'mon it's not that bad ... It is FFSA approved

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BeogradGeneralsC's wrote:horrible pitch at the best of times
Lol, haven't won there for a while :?
Are you Bodo in disguise?

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bloodypassit wrote:Fair bit of damage to the playing surface so early into the season ... I hear there are some concerned Panther committee people regarding the pitch ....
Wow it's unlike you to be involved in gossip
Are you Bodo in disguise?

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To be honest there was very little surface water before the game started and was quite surprised how easily the far end goal mouth (southern end with the current orientation of the pitch) cut up in such a short time. Most of the wear and tear of the current goalmouths comes from Panthers juniors training there and no one preventing kids kicking around in the goalmouths at home games on Saturdays....Knights have pretty much stuck to their own little corner for training and only had 2 home pre-season games on the pitch.
To be fair Knights will only play between 9-12 home games (x2) there this season....the rest will come from Panthers...15-18 (x3) plus junior games.
Will need to be managed much better down at O'Sullivan Beach with the extended season.....would be great to have the cricket pitches removed or reoriented to allow more flexibility for football pitches (a work in progress).

Saw Hamish Robins (from Panthers Senior side) taking a few snaps of the southern goalmouth at half time....
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How it looked for the start of the Reserves.....
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Start of the A's
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After about 40 minutes in the first half..
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Near the end of the game...
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Worst main goalmouth I've seen at O'Sullivan Beach in the short 6 years I have been popping down there :shock:
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Knight15 wrote:
bloodypassit wrote:Fair bit of damage to the playing surface so early into the season ... I hear there are some concerned Panther committee people regarding the pitch ....
Wow it's unlike you to be involved in gossip
Lol!!!! :wink:

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Knight15 wrote:
BeogradGeneralsC's wrote:horrible pitch at the best of times
Lol, haven't won there for a while :?
Should have informed us to bring a snorkel and flippers

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BeogradGeneralsC's wrote:
Knight15 wrote:
BeogradGeneralsC's wrote:horrible pitch at the best of times
Lol, haven't won there for a while :?
Should have informed us to bring a snorkel and flippers
Haha....thought you guys always came prepared for diving :wink:
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BeogradGeneralsC's wrote: Should have informed us to bring a snorkel and flippers
Maybe you should have all wore "snoods". :wink: :oops: :lol:

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Should have informed us to bring a snorkel and flippers[/quote]
Haha....thought you guys always came prepared for diving :wink:[/quote]

I think you have us mistaken for MSSC Blue Eagles :P

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swannsong wrote:
BeogradGeneralsC's wrote:
BeogradGeneralsC's wrote:horrible pitch at the best of times


Should have informed us to bring a snorkel and flippers
Haha....thought you guys always came prepared for diving :wink:
BeogradGeneralsC's wrote: I think you have us mistaken for MSSC Blue Eagles :P
All the opposition teams look the same to me :wink:
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Big test for Southern Knights this weekend....long journey to North to play an in form and revitalised Munno Para...always a tough one !
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swannsong wrote:Big test for Southern Knights this weekend....long journey to North to play an in form and revitalised Munno Para...always a tough one !
aka Elizabeth downs but in red! :shock:

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jogger wrote:
swannsong wrote:Big test for Southern Knights this weekend....long journey to North to play an in form and revitalised Munno Para...always a tough one !
aka Elizabeth downs but in red! :shock:
Probably would have played Juniors and Seniors at Munno Para had they been around when I was 8-9 years old...only about 300 metres from our old family home at Elizabeth Downs next to Smith's Creek.
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