Surrey United Weekly Round-Up
March 5th & 6th
U13G vs. Mountain FC at Ambleside
The Surrey United U13 Girls were away at Ambleside Park Sunday morning to take on Mountain FC. Mountain came out strong in the first half taking SU a little by surprise. SU continued to work hard to gain some composure and were able to settle the game down. Some early shots by Mountain were stopped by SU keeper Sidney Wright who was able to keep SU in the game. After several saves by Sydney Wright, Mountain was able to capitalize off of a cross late in the first half to lead the game 1-0. SU started to gain some momentum through their mid fields in the second half but were unable to penetrate a strong Mountain defensive line. The game was back and forth in the second with Mountain able to secure the win with another late goal in the second half. Surrey United goalie Sydney Wright made some big stops today to keep SU in the game as long as she could.
U16G vs. Mountain FC at Ambleside
A promising start and a second half push wasn’t enough as the U16 girls fell to Mountain on Sunday. Unlucky to be down a goal at half time, Surrey couldn’t find the back of the net in the final 40 minutes despite the best efforts of the group. The girls did come dangerously close a couple of times off set pieces, but it wasn’t meant to be as Mountain got its second goal late in the game against a tiring group of players. Keeper Priya Gillan was very sharp, making a number of big stops. Makenna Dieterich was a handful up front for the Mountain backline and Shaila Weflen made a positive impact on the match coming off the bench. On the whole, the team is starting to gel and is getting better each game out. The next two weeks of practice will no doubt help the group as they prepare for the Whitecaps showcase. Final score Mountain 2 Surrey United 0
U18G-98/99 vs. Mountain FC 99 at Ambleside
Surrey United faced Mountain in a great possession game with high pressure creating a number of chances in both halves. After missing numerous golden opportunities, Surrey finally scored from a beautiful header by Sally Bachmann in the 69th minute off a cross by Gabe Jillings. Surrey’s second goal was again scored from a header by Kristin Fairbairn, provided by Isabella Roque. The girls played a very high pressure game which led to a 2-0 win for Surrey.
U18G-98 vs. Mountain FC at Ambleside
SU 98 extended a good bounce-back, defeating Mountain 98’s 1-0 in another fiercely competed game. SU lost their opening BCSPL game to Mountain but this time completed a relatively error-free game to secure the win after Montana Leonard scored a blistering shot from about 25 yards out on a free run in the first half. That proved to be the only goal of the game.
U15B vs. Mountain FC at Ambleside
This was SUSC’s first away game of the season and they came out strong and scored within the first three minutes – goal scored by Nav Purewal. Mountain was quick to counter when Surrey was not organized through the back which resulted in Mountain’s one and only goal of the game. After that SUSC settled down and played with ease and confidence – the second half of the game demonstrated this. SUSC kept possession and moved the ball quickly which resulted in three more goals scored. Overall SUSC played a great game and came out with a 6-1 victory over Mountain FC.
U16B vs. Mountain FC at Ambleside
The Surrey U16 boys came out strong against Mountain. Surrey applied high pressure and controlled the game in the opening 20 minutes. Robin Kallu demonstrated a great first step when he beat his man out wide and placed a hard low cross that Connor Robillard finished off at the far post to make it 1-0 Surrey. The balance of the game levelled out with neither team able to generate many scoring chances. Surrey looked destined to finish off the game with a win but Mountain was able to tie it with a late equalizer and the game finished 1-1.
Surrey now enters a 2 week break before the Whitecaps Showcase Tournament.
U18B vs. Mountain FC at Ambleside
Even though game three produced a 1-0 victory, it was not a typical ’98 performance. After a slow start, several chances and three ‘A’ goal scoring opportunities were produced before the halftime whistle. One good stop turned away by the Mountain keeper and two big misses left the ’98’s at a scoreless half time.
The first 20 minutes of the second half saw the opponents push back in to the game before a concerted effort by Surrey United to reclaim momentum in the last 25 minutes. The turning point in the second half was a tremendous save by Jesse March to rally his team.
Surrey captured the lead with ten minutes to play with a great run in the box by Zach Verhoven. After falling, the referee awarded a free kick. Nikhil Reddy smashed in the game-winning shot with a tremendous PK.
Overall, our performance was beneath our usual standard. We will continue to work on being the leaders for playing to capacity, regardless of opposition.