Damian Tsekenis continued his red hot early season scoring form with another brace against SD Raiders on Sunday as the Mariners NPL2 First Grade Men’s side drew 2-2, while U/20’s went a third game without conceding in a 3-0 victory.
First grade got off to a slow start and SD Raiders hit the front just three minutes in, but Tsekenis
grabbed his first at the 25 minute mark as he was sent through on goal to finish easily, only for the
Mariners to fall behind again three minutes later.
With 14 minutes though they levelled proceedings, Tsekenis harrying and pressuring a defender near
the backline to force a turnover of possession before he fired home from a tight angle.
The Mariners pushed in the late stages and had an effort hit the crossbar and another cleared off the
line, however it was not to be as Raiders held on for a point.
Up next is a top of the table clash this weekend against NWS Spirit at Christie Park, while our
Women’s side will kick off their campaign on Easter Monday against Northbridge Bulls.
NPL2 Men v SD Raiders
U/20’s: 3-0 win (Zac Barbatano, Josh Jong, Garang Kuol)
1st Grade: 2-2 draw (Damian Tsekenis (2))
NPL Youth v Bonnyrigg White Eagles
U/13’s: 2-0 win (Quinan Barr, Jye Wark)
U/14’s: 7-0 win (Flynn Richards (2), Bayley Black (2), Koby Bailey, Liam Ippolito, Kirby Wilding)
U/15’s: 1-1 draw (Jacob Waddell)
U/16’s: 4-0 win (Bailey Brandtman, Tommy Edmonds, Jordan Small, Sergio Vega)