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Adelaide Aiport Premier League Wrap - Round 9
by Caitlin Keenan
MUWFC Magic put on a great display of football in their 7-0 defeat of FFSA U15/16 Girls at Lindblom Park on Sunday in Round 9 of the Adelaide Airport Women’s Premier League.
Up five-nil at half time the home team never looked in doubt as they scored twice more after the break to leave the young FFSA side disappointed.
Magic coach Enzo Salzano admitted he was pleased with the victory and paid credit to his opponents.
“Obviously happy with the end result,” he said.
“I thought our link up play could have been a bit better but credit to the U15s they fought for every contested ball. We were made to earn every goal and every possession.”
“Ultimately the pressure that we mounted, particularly on a young keeper, eventually took its toll and the opportunities became goals.”
FFSA U15/16 coach Jonathan Ruse said he was happy with his girls’ performance despite the loss.
“I think the girls played some stuff we were happy with. We gave up a few goals early… but the girls kept playing to their credit.”
It was early in the game when Magic scored their first goal with Chantel Reynolds putting the ball away in the scramble following a corner.
Not long after Magic scored their second when Donna Cockayne went one-on-one with the keeper and slotted her shot from a tight angle.
Magic’s pressure was relentless and before long they had scored a third, with Ebony Weidenbach getting her foot to the ball in the 18 yard box and slamming it to the back of the net.
FFSA enjoyed some impressive passages of play, but the experienced Magic dominated most of the possession and goal scoring opportunities.
Magic’s fourth goal came when Vanessa Reid delivered a great ball for Donna Cockayne to run on to and score and just before half time Chantel Reynolds scored with a header to convert a beautiful corner kick.
After the half both teams lifted and FFSA came out firing, putting pressure on their opponents across the field and creating opportunities up front.
But Magic was unflappable and their confidence grew with every touch of the ball.
Weidenbach scored her second midway through the half when she picked up a loose ball from outside of the box and sent it to the net with one touch.
Magic’s Reed was outstanding and played ahead in the final goal, playing a beautiful through ball to Rebecca Souter, who went only had the keeper to beat and made no mistake from inside the area.