Awesome Adams nets five in big 18s win

After days of heavy rain last week, all Central Coast Mariners Academy teams were fortunate to be able to take to the field for their weekend’s games.

Stuart Adams (right) scored a memorable five goals for the Mariners U18s

After days of heavy rain last week, all Central Coast Mariners Academy teams were fortunate to be able to take to the field for their weekend games.

One of the highlights of the weekend for the Academy teams was a convincing 6-2 win by the Grade 18 boys team against Bankstown Berries. All boys teams were home to the Berries at Pluim Park which recovered from the heavy downfalls during the week remarkably well. Round 5 of the Boys Super Youth League started with the Coast-s 13s securing a 1-0 win over the Berries, followed by another 1-0 win by the 14s. Although the Academy 15s were also up 1-0 close to full time, a last minute goal by the Berries saw the game finish with a 1 all draw. The Grade 16 Boys followed the day-s earlier trend with a 1-0 win to the Coast.

However, the trend of winning by a one goal margin was erased by the Grade 18 Boys with the Coast-s Stuart Adams firing home five goals for the home team. Cameron Wilkinson also added a goal for the Academy with Bankstown only being able to answer with two goals. The win cements the Coast-s lead at the top of the ladder in the Football NSW Boys Super Youth League.

The Grade 18 Boys will again be in action this week in the Waratah Cup after last week-s game scheduled for Wednesday was washed out. The Coast will play Southern Bulls in Round 2 of the Cup at Pluim Park (date and time to be confirmed).

Another successful weekend for the Academy's Boys Youth Teams will again see the Club sitting top of the NSW Boys Club Championship. The teams are all home again next weekend - Saturday 28 April - taking on Fraser Park in Round 6 of the 2012 season.