National Youth League - 2011/2012 - Season 4

Heart and Reds finish in red stalemate
By Daniel Quinn
Courtesy of Goal! Weekly

2011/2012 National Youth League - Round 15
3:00pm, Sunday 12 February, 2012
at John Cain Memorial Park, Thornbury, Melbourne

Melbourne Heart FC 1
(Zac Walker 24')
drew with
Adelaide United FC 1
(Teeboy Kamara 50')

Melbourne Heart and Adelaide United have finished 1-1 with both sides down to ten after a fiery tie at John Cain Memorial Park on Sunday afternoon.

Melbourne Heart thought they opened the scoring on four minutes but Fred’s tap in from a couple yards out was ruled out for offside.

Adelaide went very close too on 11 minutes. Awer Mabil shot with the outside of his foot from 25 yards out but his fantastic effort hit the crossbar.

On 14 minutes The Reds were down to ten when Jonathan Mavromatis was given a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Brodie Patterson.

Heart captain Dusan Bosnjak played in Billy Liolios next but Daniel Vaughan made a great save to deny Liolios.

Zac Walker opened the scoring on 24 minutes to give the hosts the lead. Bosnjak’s effort was deflected and fell for Walker who finished into the bottom corner.

Adrian Zahra was found next inside the box but the winger’s left-foot finish was comfortably saved by Vaughan in goals.

With less than ten minutes to go before half-time Adelaide hit the woodwork once again with Liam Wooding whose right-footed curling effort looked destined for goal.

Heart went right up the other with Jeremy Walker whose great cross was headed towards goal by first-half substitute Stipo Andrijasevic but Vaughan made a great save once again.

Five minutes into the second stanza Teeboy Kamara equalised with a tap-in after Mabil’s low cross.

Soon later Kamara should have scored a two minute brace but Thomas Dunn saved well to deny the Liberian born forward.

Kamara continued to cause problems for the high defensive line of Heart but fired his effort well over Dunn’s goal.

On 70 minutes both sides were down to ten when Andrijasevic was sent off with a doubled-footed, reckless challenge.

The Baby Reds were looking for a late winner through Anthony Trimboli but Dunne saved once again.

Patterson next danced into the box with five minutes left but he couldn’t finish and as the ball fell for Zac Walker the forward’s effort too was blocked.

The ball then fell for Kliment Taseski who played his first game of the season after a fractured foot. He was found on the right side of the box but his left foot curling effort went agonisingly wide of Vaughan’s net.

Heart pushed forward late with Zahra and Bosnjak but to no avail. It finished 1-1, a result which neither side would have been happy with.

2011/2012 National Youth League - Round 15
3:00pm, Sunday 12 February, 2012
at John Cain Memorial Park, Thornbury, Melbourne

Melbourne Heart FC 1
(Zac Walker 24')
drew with
Adelaide United FC 1
(Teeboy Kamara 50')<

    Crowd: 206


    Melbourne Heart FC :
    Player listing: 20. Thomas Dunn (rgk), 2. Adrian Zahra, 3. Kristian Konstantinidis, 4. Bradley Treloar, 5. Fred (9. Stipo Andrijasevic +31’), 8. Brodie Patterson, 10. Dusan Bosnjak (c), 7. Zac Walker, 12. Jeremy Walker (11. Kliment Taseski +55’), 14. Billy Liolios (6. Alon Blumgart +55’), 15. Phil Petreski

    Substitutes not used: 1. Nikola Roganovic (rgk)

    Coach: John Aloisi

    Yellow Cards: Fred 15’, Patterson 60’, Zahra 75’ '
    Red Cards: Stipo Andrijasevic 70'

    Adelaide United FC :
    Player listing: 1. Daniel Vaughan (gk), 3. Shaun Harvey, 4. Jordan Elsey (c), 5. Jonathan Mavromatis, 6. Christopher Annicchiarico, 7. Liam Wooding, 8. Dion Kirk (10. Teeboy Kamara +46'?), 9. Evan Kostopoulos, 11. Nicholas Mavromatis (13. Anthony Trimboli +61’), 12. Scott Nagel, 15. Awer Mabil

    Substitutes not used: 20. Sam McKechnie-Merrick (rgk)


    Yellow Cards: Nil
    Red Cards: Jonathan Mavromatis 14’

    Referee: Brenton Hayward 6/10
    Assistants: Lance Williams, Jonathan Barreiro; Fourth Official: Bradley Ower

    BOTN players to watch (pts 3,2,1): 3. Teeboy Kamara, Adelaide United; 2. Kliment Taseski, Melbourne Heart; 1 Awer Mabil, Adelaide United

    Game rating: 6/10

    Pitch rating: 6/10

    Match Report and ratings: by Daniel Quinn

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