Capital League Football in Goulburn

In blustery conditions Southern Tablelands United FC has scored a round two, 3-2 win against Brindabella Blue in their Capital League 1 game on Sunday.

CLEARING: Dylan Maddock puts in a clearing kick for Southern Tablelands United during the game against Brindabella Blue at Cookbundoon Fields.Photo: Darryl Fernance

CLEARING: Dylan Maddock puts in a clearing kick for Southern Tablelands United during the game against Brindabella Blue at Cookbundoon Fields.Photo: Darryl Fernance

Coach Robin Caulfield said the side was missing a few players but the team which is an amalgamation of Stags and Strikers performed well in their first home game of the season.

It was a game where both teams had opportunities but the attacks were successfully repelled.

 “The boys are working well together,” coach Caulfield said. “It is a pleasure to coach them and great to come away with a win.”

“The competition this year, in Capital League one is a nuch higher level than they were playing last year and they (the Tablelands players) have had to lift their game accordingly.”

The game at Cookbundoon fields was a moral booster for the Goulburn side after their 12 to 2 loss to ANU at ANU the previous Sunday.

 In the game against ANU Aaron swanson scored both the Tablelands goals but picked up a yellow card.

 In Sunday’s game he scored the first goal and Ben Hartin scorred the other two. 

 The Southern Tablelands United side seemed a little more accurate with their kicking  and contested the ball fairly strongly. However Brindabella Blue was quick to pick up anything stray and their defensive play close in to the goal was also fairly solid. 

Caulfield said as the season progresses he expects to see some improvement in the squad. Missing from the team this year is Eric Noheli, who has made a move to Belconnen United to play in their Youth League under 20s side. Southern Tablelands United CL1 trains at Eastgrove every Wednesday evening and anyone who would like to come and train with them is most welcome. “You never know we could discover some new talent,” Caulfield said. “We are not expecting to win the capital league competition this season but we will certainly be giving it our best shot.” 

Next Sunday they play Canberra Olympic at O’Connor at 3pm.