IT WAS Round 13 of the 2018 season last Sunday and Korumburra City was up against Lang Lang United at Korumburra.
Here are the match reports:
U12 Mixed – Korumburra Under 12s started off with a flyer against Lang Lang, scoring 2 goals in the first two minutes. The second by Zane Brady was his 100th since he started with Korumburra. Patrick Morris, who normally plays in goal, kicked a third goal (his second) before Lang Lang came back with 2 goals. Zane Brady again scored before Lang Lang came back with 2 late goals. The scores were tied at 4-all at half time. Lang Lang came out in the second half and caught Korumburra by surprise with 2 quick goals. The ball moved freely up and down the pitch, finally Zane Brady scored his 3rd goal followed with a goal by Callum Olden. With scores tied both Korumburra and Lang Lang had opportunities to score. Korumburra missed a number of chances before Lang Lang in the dying seconds scored the winner, a thrilling 7 goals to 6. Most pleasing for Korumburra’s coach Jodie Olden was the improved level of passing during the game.
Reserve Men’s – Korumburra fronted with only 8 players to match up against a full complement of Lang Lang players. It would be a tough game for the home side, keeper Davin Nicholas having to work very hard for the entire game. Although three men down and without interchange, Korumburra can stand tall; keeping Lang Lang to a 4 – 0 win was quite an achievement. A mixture of veteran players and some young under 16s played well.
Women’s – Korumburra started slowly and conceded an early goal from a penalty however were never matched on the day. Some well acknowledged passages of play would see the home side find the net no less than 5 times in the first half, opening the scoring for Burra was Milly Hurst, Dakota Decarlo sealed the next, followed by two in-a-row from Kristen Turrell. A fresh leg substitute, birthday girl Jodie Olden managed to score her career first goal prior to the half time break. First year player Tahli Swain held strong in the midfield and at the half time break, Korumburra leading convincingly, 5 – 1. Lang Lang not once dropped their heads during the game and after many forward runs, Burra’s solid defensive line of Jess Halkett, Ellen Jephcott and Rose Hurst continued to turn the ball over. Clean passing manoeuvres and determination would see another goal for Dakota Decarlo and a crowded mix from a corner kick in by Korumburra would force a Lang Lang own goal to seal the game for the home side, 7 – 1 for Korumburra City.
Men’s – A superb performance of team work and determination saw Korumburra City take a well-deserved 4 – 1 win over rivals Lang Lang United. Aidan Richards bagged a hat trick, 2 in the first half and 1 in the second and Thomas Sorrell slotted a beautiful header into the net for the home side mid-way through the final half. Lang Lang’s tempers flared late in the game resulting in two yellow cards and one yellow card for the home side. This only made Burra play better knowing full well they had the game in their hands. Phil Richards in goals once again saved some fast deliveries from Lang Lang. Korumburra player/coach Rory Cull was very pleased with his team and their efforts to take a convincing win.
There were no games in the U14 Mixed, U16 Mixed and U16 Girls.
City takes the honours against Lang Lang United