Surrey United Weekly Round-Up
October 24th & 25th
Boys U/13 – Intake
The U13 Boys Intakes faced Coquitlam Metro Ford on Saturday. Coming off a big win in our previous game, the boys were in tough against Coquitlam. The game started off sluggish but picked up 10 minutes into the game. Coquitlam pressed from the beginning but could not score in the first half thanks to our defenders and goalie, Diego Wilson, who made some terrific saves. As the game continued Surrey mounted a few goal scoring opportunities and finally scored when Royce Dhillon passed to Ante Grgic, who then scored for United in the ’34 minute, making it 1-0 at the half.
The 2nd half started off just like the end of the first, with Surrey scoring early on a goal from Malik Ganief to Alan Gluhalic to make it 2-0 in the ’37 minute. With United making it 2-0, CMF started to press more and scored in the ’45 minute to make it 2-1. With this goal the momentum switched and CMF continued to press and scored the equalizing goal in the ’53 minute. In the ’70 minute Logan Mathers, United goalie made a great stop of the Coquitlam striker but in the process he collided knee on knee with the striker and had to be carried off and substituted. With about 5 minutes left Coquitlam scored to take a 3-2 lead. Surrey put up a valiant effort towards the end, but couldn’t tie the game up. The final result was 3-2 for CMF.
Surrey United U13 Boys took their home field on Saturday October 24, 2015 for a match against Fusion FC. This match was an exasperating one for both players and staff, ending in a 3-3 tie.
Surrey clearly struggled in the first half of this match. They had difficulty connecting their passes and keeping possession to the level they are accustomed. These challenges opened the gates for Fusion to take an early lead with their first goal in the 18th minute of play. Surrey continued to strain and conceded two more goals in the 32nd and 33rd minutes. Although this first half was not their best performance they did manage to create five scoring opportunities.
The second half saw Surrey down by 3 goals, but with a half time talk from the coaching staff Surrey took the pitch with renewed purpose. In the 52nd minute of play Surrey earned their first goal in the match from Eric Brooke, assisted by Nick Barabash. This swing of momentum is what Surrey needed to inspire their play and apply pressure to Fusion. In the 57th minute, Metro pick up player, Josh McAbney scored a quality goal with the help of Gursagar Dhami. Now with the gap narrowing Surrey continued to drive and in the 70th minute of the match Surrey earned a corner kick, taken by Alexander Roxburgh who placed the ball expertly into the box and McAbney used his height and skill to head the ball into the corner to tie the match.
Surrey did not achieve their desired result, but found some luck and inspiration to pull a tie out of this match. We look forward to seeing what Surrey will bring to this Halloween weekend in Thompson-Okanagan.
Surrey United’s U-14 boys stumbled a bit from the opening kick-off this Saturday, giving Fusion FC a couple half chances very early but it didn’t take long for the home side to settle in and once they did there was an onslaught of goals. Surrey opened the scoring when Navraj Purewal finished off a corner to go up 1-0. Within minutes Jacob Sol doubled the lead scoring a beauty from the top of the box that went post and in. As the chances continued, another goal was inevitable. The 3-0 goal was setup by Simon Colyn and converted by Sol; his second of the game. Before the half, Colyn was able get free in the box and was taken down for a PK, which was well taken by Purewal for his second of the game and the half ended 4-0 for Surrey.
The second half had much less excitement than the first , but Surrey managed to keep possession of the ball and limit any opportunities for Fusion to fight their way back into the game. In the latter part of the half, Sol managed to complete his hat-trick tapping one in off a scramble in the box. The lone second half goal made it a 5-0 final. United now travels to Kelowna to take on Thompson Okanagan FC on November 1st.
The U15 Boys game versus Mountain United started slowly with both teams playing cautiously. In the 10th minute, Mountain opened the scoring after catching a Surrey defender in possession before finishing off the game’s first goal. Surrey struggled to recover, and quickly conceded 2 more goals in the next 15 minutes to find themselves down 3-0. Robin Kallu looked to make it 3-1 when he got in behind the Mountain backline only to see his shot miss the target. The scoring chance seemed to inspire Surrey. Arsh Bhullar’s hard work allowed him to catch a Mountain defender in possession before blasting a shot into the bottom corner. Just 8 minutes later, Surrey made it 3-2 when a Matthew Brown corner kick came off a Mountain defender into the net. Despite going down 3-0, Surrey had quickly battled back and looked to go into halftime down just a goal. In the 39th minute, Surrey conceded a corner. Bhullar did well to get his head to the ball and looked to clear the danger, but his powerful clearance hit a Mountain player and bounced directly back through a maze of players and into the Surrey net. The half finished 4-2.
In the second half, both teams exchanged goals with Kallu scoring for Surrey on a nice individual run down the right wing. With Surrey pushing late in the game, Mountain was able to finish out the scoring with another goal and the game ended 6-3. Surrey will look to bounce back next week in their last round robin game against Coquitlam Metro Ford.
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Girls U/13 – Intake
The Surrey United U13G Intakes faced Coquitlam Metro Ford on Sunday. The intake group was taking on a strong CMF opponent but displayed no sense of hesitation as they took it to CMF in the first 10 minutes of play. Surrey started the game with some excellent ball movement from the entire group, starting from a solid back four consisting of Emma de Boer, Alyza Aikins, Brianna Mangat, and Hannah Graham. Unfortunately, CMF would get two goals in the first half due to as they capitalized on poor clearances by Surrey. Despite a two-goal deficit, Surrey continued to play an excellent possession game and did not get frustrated. In the second half, CMF would score again on a counter attack making it 3-0. Daniela Ramirez would then take it upon herself to take on a couple of CMF defenders and hit a 25 yard strike past the CMF goal keeper putting Surrey on the board. With most of the pressure and play in CMF’s end, Surrey did their best to get a second and third, but unfortunately it was too late. Despite the loss, it was a great display of soccer put on by the intake group.
On a sunny Sunday at Cloverdale Athletic Park, the U13 girls took on Fusion this Sunday. Surrey came out with a purpose creating multiple chances on net in the opening minutes. Possession was dominated by the Surrey side. The first goal of the game came from Sophie Campbell with a left foot volley connecting off an Amy Connorton cross. The first half finished at 1-0.
Fusion started the second half full of energy, high pressing United’s back line. Surrey did not respond well to this pressure letting fusion have several shots on net. Surrey finally bounced back and began to attack. Amy Connorton netted the second goal of the game for Surrey with a right foot volley off a Mikayla Tupper cross from the right side. Surrey had several chances on net but could not convert the easy chances. Fusion were able to counter late in the second half from poor defensive positioning from Surrey’s back four but held on and the game finished 2-1 for Surrey United.
On Sunday morning the U14 Girls took on Fusion FC who a few weeks ago represented BC at the Canadian National Championships. Surrey started the game strongly and scored their first goal of the game after a fantastic through ball from Sophia Stevens placed Aleisha Ganief through on goal. She proceeded to beat a defender and goalkeeper, before sliding the ball through for Simran Billen who scored from close range. Surrey continued the high tempo play and were rewarded with their second goal when Ganief released a powerful shot from 15 yards out which hit the underside of the bar to give Surrey a 2-0 lead heading into half time.
At the start of the second half Fusion came out strong and looked to attack Surrey. However some fantastic defending from the back 4 of Brooklyn Baly, Grace Wilkinson, Jenieva Musico and Hannah Martinelli kept the Fusion attackers at bay and limited them to a few long range efforts which didn’t trouble Surrey’s goal. With 15 minutes remaining a great through ball from Nikki Virk placed Maddie Melnychuk through on goal. After a collision with the goalkeeper Melnychuk calmly collected the ball and drilled a shot into the bottom corner of the goal. Surrey continued to push on and were unlucky not to score one or two more goals thanks to some great saves from the Fusion keeper.
The game ended with a 3-0 win for Surrey to take their unbeaten streak to 5 games and set up an important match with Thompson Okanagan next weekend up in Kelowna.
Surrey United U15 Girls were in tough against a well organized Coquitlam Metro Ford side this Sunday. CMF would strike early and would continue to strike through the first half. CMF found themselves 2 goals up with only 18 minutes played, while Surrey was looking tired and deflated. However, on a set piece, Amara Jarvinen would put away a header narrowing the gap to 2-1. Unfortunately, that was all that was left on Surrey’s side, and CMF would take over for the remainder of the match. There were moments where Surrey looked to come alive but the CMF powerhouse quickly silenced those moments with well-organized, aggressive play. The final score was 6-1 for CMF.
Girls U/17 – 99
The U17 Girls 99s faced the Vancouver Island Wave away in Victoria in the first of two games in this double-header weekend. Surrey played an excellent first half with numerous chances, but could not score a goal. Late into the second half, Livia Jillings took a shot, which was deflected off Raveena Biln for the game’s only goal. Surrey continued to play well with very good possession, but we failed to finish our chances in the rest of the game. Surrey was happy to take home the 1-0 win and prepare for their next match the following day.
The 99s faced Mountain United in their second game of the weekend. Once again the girls played an excellent game, but lost 2-0. This was a frustrating result, as Surrey was playing a new system of 1-3-2-3-2, and created the most chances they had been able to generate this season, including 9 clear breakaways, but they came out empty-handed. Despite the loss, Surrey was pleased with the team development, as players played in different positions and were effective. The team looks forward to better success in their game next weekend vs. Thompson Okanagan.
Girls U/17- 98
Surrey United 98’s put on a complete performance scoring some incredible goals to beat Coquitlam Metro Ford 5-0. Jessica Galbraith opened the scoring in the 28th minute, finishing on her second shot after the CMF keeper made a good save. Two minutes later Kristen Sakaki scored on an unstoppable long-range shot that was well formulated.
The second half began with complete dominance by Surrey and Simi Lehal displayed some lethal instincts around the net when she first-timed a rocket from an angled ball from the flank. Moments later, Danielle Thune showed some great physicality as she gained the ball in the CMF end and hammered a shot through the hands of the keeper. Finally, Lehal controlled a beautiful crossed ball from Emma Peckinpaugh with her chest and popped it up perfectly to half volley a laser into the top corner from 20 yards out. Surrey finally reaped the rewards of finishing their chances and in a very technically proficient manner. Britt Roussy and Alyssa Smith shared goalkeeper duties and the shutout.