Academy Boys Dominate Opening Round

ound 1 of the Football NSW Boys Super Youth League kicked off on Saturday 17 March. The Central Coast Mariners Academy Boys teams welcomed Dulwich Hill to Pluim Park on what was to be a wet and miserable day as far as the weather was concerned but a great day of results for the local Coast teams.

Round 1 of the Football NSW Boys Super Youth League kicked off on Saturday 17 March. The Central Coast Mariners Academy Boys teams welcomed Dulwich Hill to Pluim Park on what was to be a wet and miserable day as far as the weather was concerned but a great day of results for the local Coast teams.

The 9am kick-off for the 13 Boys in the pouring rain didn-t dampen their enthusiasm for goals. The team started the day for the Coast on a high with a 3-nil win. The Grade 14 Boys weren-t able to get on the scoreboard but neither did their opposition with a 0-0 result recorded.

The goals then game in numbers for the Coast. The Grade 15 Boys triumphed 4-1 followed by clean sheets to the CCMA teams in the final two games of the day - 16 boys winning 4-0 and 18 Boys 2-0. The day-s tally was a total of 13 goals to the Coast Boys to one scored by Dulwich Hill.

Sunday saw all the Coast-s Girls and Womens teams travel to Wollongong to play the Illawarra Stingrays. It was a tough day out for all of the Coast teams with loses in all grades. The Coast Women-s First Grade team faced a tough challenge playing last years winners and were beaten 5-2. However, the first and last goals of the game came from CCMA players Briony Holcombe and Rachel Wynne. The full FNSW report on Round 1 of the Women-s Premier League can be found here.

Next week will see the boys teams travel to Bankstown City where they dominated in pre-season trials. The girls and women have another day of away games, playing Sydney University at Wentworth Park. The Boys Skills Acquisition Program Teams will be at Pluim Park on Sunday 24 March to play host to Sydney West Teams. The Grade 11 and 12 Boys will then back up for games at St.Mary-s on Sunday against Nepean in Round 3 of the Skills Acquisition League.