What a day! Tuesday is in the books after a day of beautiful weather, brilliant football and much, much more!
Our Snood of the day award went to a cute little Yorkshire Terrier at Dickson (see below), but we still have three days to reward people so make sure you get creative with your snoods.
Now, a quick note about scores and the app.
For the rest of the tournament to expedite the process of displaying scores on the app and website, the ‘confirm’ button has been removed so you are no longer required to log in and confirm scores after a match.
If you would like to query the score that has been entered by a results manager, you have a one hour window from the score being posted online to send a query through the app.
Make sure your team officials know this moving forward so that the rest of the week can be an absolute breeze!
For now, read all about Tuesday’s matchup between Singok FC and Manly Warringah FC at Dickson.
SINGOK FC V MANLY WARRINGAH FC
By Nick Graeber-Browne
Traditional Kanga Cup powerhouse Singok FC of Korea Republic today took on the Manly Warringah FC boys from New South Wales in the U/12 Male Cup at Dickson playing fields.
As the game began Manly were not intimidated by the illustrious reputation of the Korean side, with Charlie Kanu finding space on the wing early in the match on multiple occasions. Despite this, Singok remained calm and composed, scoring with their first meaningful attack as Ji O Jun fired home from close range. This goal set the tone for the first half, as Singok took control of the game, looking well organised in defence, and dangerous moving forward. Byeonguk Kim made the pressure count scoring a goal of his own; 2-0 Singok. Singok continued to pile on the pressure with Ji O Jun completing his brace to put the Koreans up by 3 goals.
Despite this, Manly remained positive and began to lift towards the end of the first half. Just before the break Maverick Malcolm of Manly latched on to a loose ball and expertly struck it home low and hard to the keepers’ right to send the Manly supporters into raptures. The score remained 3-1 until halftime.
Singok made their intentions clear in the second half; scoring moments after the half began via a cool finish from Siwon Jang to put his side up 4-1. Shortly after this Maz Sheehan made an impressive run towards the Singok goal and was brought down on the edge of the box. He stepped up to take the free kick which went within inches of curling into the bottom corner.
For the rest of the second half both teams struggled to create meaningful chances with both teams defending with real class. In the dying moments of the game Manly began to push hard for goals and ended up receiving a penalty kick as reward for their efforts. Malcolm confidently dispatched his spot kick into the roof of the net. This would prove the last action of the match as Singok continued their unbeaten run at this year’s tournament
When scorer of two goals Ji O Jun was asked about what he hopes to achieve from the rest of the tournament, his message was very clear.
‘First prize,’ he explained, leaving little to the imagination.
I was happy to contribute with 2 goals to today’s victory.’
Maverick Malcolm of Manly was buzzing, knowing that not only had he just played a very classy international opposition, but scored 2 goals of his own.
“It felt great scoring, I felt really happy,” he said.
‘I was grateful to score against international opposition.’
Maverick was not only impressed with the quality of the opposition’s football but also their sportsmanship, all in the #SpirtitoftheCup.
‘I thought they were really tough, but they were also really nice people… I love playing with my mates and having fun.’