Wagga City Wanderers heaped more misery on ANU FC by stunning one of the pre-season Capital Premier League favourites with a single goal victory over their visitors to Wagga on a cool Saturday afternoon.
The University side slumped to a third defeat in a row in all competitions as Wagga striker Jake Ploenges scored the only goal of the afternoon with five minutes to the break to give the Wanderers something to hold on to.
This was also the third match in the row in which ANU FC have failed to score leaving them much to think about and work to do if they are to mount a promotion challenge.
Queanbeyan City recorded a fifth win of the season, keeping their 100% record intact ahead of a massive Australia Cup Qualifying Quarter Final against O’Connor Knights, following a 3-1 derby win over the White Eagles at Woden Park.
Hussein Fureje gave the visitors the lead inside twenty minutes only for Eagles leading scorer Cuneyt Caglar to draw the sides level in the 41stt minute. That would have been a perfect time for the Eagles to strike had it not been for a stunning end to the half as Abderrahim Dellahi restored City’s lead.
Eagles were still in the contest until the hour-mark when Bhutan international Tshering Dorji added a third goal for Queanbeyan to seal the win and allow Goran Josifovski’s team to march on in confidence.
Tuggeranong United continued to plunder goals as they bagged a third four-goal haul of the season with a 4-0 win over Brindabella Blues. Following four against Yoogali and five against ANU FC, all with a clean sheet, Tuggeranong are certainly putting themselves in the frame as promotion contenders.
Two goals in the first half had them in control of the match, Mark Richards and Patrick Hislop scoring to have the Blues chasing the match, and after the break big central defender Harrison Buesnel and Dylan Berkrey got in on the act to confirm a solid away-day for Mitch Stevens and his group.
An early double saw Yoogali SC claim their first win of 2022 as they came away from their visit to Weston-Molonglo FC with a 2-0 victory.
Yoogali did the damage early, Luke Santolin and Mason Donadel scoring inside the opening quarter of an hour, and it was a lead they never really looked like relinquishing. The Magpies tried hard to force their way into the fixture, but Yoogali were able to keep them at arm’s length and secure their first maximum points of the campaign.
Saturday 7 May
Wagga City Wanderers 1 (Ploenges 40’) ANU FC 0
Weston-Molonglo FC 0 Yoogali SC 2 (Santolin 12’, M. Donadel 14’)
Brindabella Blues 0 Tuggeranong United 4 (Richards 28’, Hislop 44’, Buesnel 56’, Berkrey 62’)
White Eagles 1 (Caglar 41’) Queanbeyan City 3 (Fureje 17’, Dellahi 45’, Dorji 60’)
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