Surrey United Weekly Round-Up
April 9th & 10th
U13B vs. Fusion at CAP
On Saturday morning the 2003 boys played their fifth league game of the season vs Fusion FC. Surrey started brightly, looking to break down the Fusion defence with their quick and accurate passing. A succession of corners put pressure on the Fusion defence and at the third attempt a great delivery from Parm Kular was met by Malik Ganief as he rose up to power the ball into the back of the net. Fusion quickly equalized after the referee awarded a penalty kick for a foul in the box. With 5 minutes to go Fusion took the lead after a defensive breakdown from Surrey and the attacker calmly slotted the ball into the bottom of the net. To Surrey’s credit they battled back and scored directly off a corner kick from Harjoven Sidhu to make it 2-2 at half time. As the second half began Surrey attacked after keeping possession of the ball and switching the play. An overlapping run from Armaan Bhagwanji was crossed in to the back post where Maclean Antwi was waiting to side-foot the ball into the back of the net. That goal would turn out to be the winner as Surrey defended well for the remainder of the half to claim a 3-2 win.
U14B vs. Fusion at CAP
Surrey United was victorious on Saturday against Fusion FC at CAP. Surrey struggled a little in the first half but still managed to keep the score 0 – 0.
In the second half, Surrey came out strong and dominated the play. In the 49th minute Josh McAbney scored the first goal of the match off a cross from Malachi Emerson. Approximately five minutes later Malachi Emerson scored off a cross from Sebastian Noftall to close out the match 2-0 for Surrey.
U15B vs. Fusion FC at CAP
The game started off with Surrey United keeping most of possession early on and creating many chances which they failed to finish. In the middle of the first half, Navraj Purewal converted a free kick which went under the wall to make it 1-0. In the second half, a brilliant build-up led to Jacob Sol making it 2-0. As the game progressed Surrey continued to keep possession and create chances. The final whistle blew with Surrey defeating Fusion 2-0.
U16B – No Report
U17B – No Report
U18B – Bye
U13G – No Report
U14G vs. Fusion at CAP
Surrey United U14s came up short after a hard-fought second-half come back this past Sunday at Cloverdale Athlete Park vs. Fusion. United conceded two early goals after two defensive errors, despite having several of their own chances on goal. Down 2-0, Surrey came back and dominated the second half. Sarah Fewings slotted in a breakaway to cut the lead by one. Despite a tremendous effort in the second half, with one goal being disallowed, United fell short 2-1.
U15G v. Fusion FC at CAP
On Sunday morning at Cloverdale athletic park the u15 girls took on Fusion FC. Surrey started the game strongly, creating a couple of opportunities early, but shots from Arden Copping and Maddy Mah were well saved by the Fusion goalkeeper. Fifteen minutes into the game, Jenieva Musico picked up the ball on the half way line, beating a couple of defenders before sending a looping shot into the top corner of the goal to give surrey a 1-0 lead. Surrey would continue the half strongly and would double their lead right on half time with a long range strike from Sophia Stevens which was fired into the bottom right corner of the net. As the second half began, Surrey were forced to defend for prolonged periods as Fusion looked to attack and get back into the game. To their credit Surrey defended very well and their keeper Courtney Doubleday made a couple of fantastic saves to keep the score at 2-0. With the game winding down a fantastic solo effort from Arden Copping as she finished into the bottom left corner to give Surrey a 3-0 lead. Surrey closed out the game strongly and were able to keep a clean sheet, they will look to build on this performance heading into next weekend’s game vs Thompson Okanagan.
U16G vs. Fusion FC at CAP
An early goal just a few minutes into the match by Ebony Clarke was a sign of bigger and better things to come for the U16 girls on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at CAP. When the final whistle blew, Surrey United walked off the field with an impressive and well deserved 5-0 victory over Fusion FC. The victory helped improve the teams record to 4-0-1 in its last five games all competitions (league, exhibition, and Whitecaps showcase). From start to finish, the U16 girls were aggressive in winning back possession and relentless in the attack. Every player on the park made a difference as the team continues to gel. Clarke lead the way offensively with 2 goals, while Makenna Dieterich, Sandeep Basra and Taylor Traaseth rounded out the goal scoring. Keeper Priya Gillan was not all that busy but she did make two huge stops to preserve the clean sheet. Next up is the always tough trip to Kelowna to play Thompson Okanagan FC.
U18G – 98/99 Game 1 vs. Fusion at CAP
How the game was played and how it ended has to be a nightmare that no team wants to go through. With total domination all through the game and leading by 2-1 with 6 minutes left, disaster struck. While a Surrey United player was down, Fusion scored from 25 yards out on the short side to tie the score. Then with 3 minutes left, a Surrey United goal kick was intercepted by the Fusion forward just outside the 18-yard box, who scored to take the lead 3-2 over Surrey. Surrey looks to leave this result behind in their game tomorrow vs. Mountain United.
U18G – 98/99 Game 2 vs. Mountain at Burnaby Lake
What a difference from the last half on Saturday to our game on Sunday. Mountain started the game and dominated possession for the first 15 minutes, thereafter we took over and had the majority of possession. It was a beautiful game in the sense of total football, some great opportunities and our high press was too much for the opposition. In the 75th minute, we got a free-kick from about 25 yards out and Livia Jillings hit the post and the ball rolled into the net. It was a great win for the players as they bounce back after the poor performance from Saturday.
U18G – 98 vs. Fusion FC at CAP
Surrey United secured the lone spot in first place beating Coastal FC 2-1 on Sunday. Surrey United was in full control from the opening whistle. Alyssa Hunt opened the scoring blasting a shot from 20 yards. Later in the first half, Monika Christian converted a corner kick with a full-volley that found the far corner of the goal. Surrey United maintained their composure throughout the game, but Coastal FC capitalized on a rare turnover and put a ball over the SU keeper’s head.
The game finished 2-1 with an excellent display by the SU team.