Aussie teams get results against Japan at AYOF
The Australian men’s and women’s football teams recovered from opening day defeats to perform impressively against Japan recording a win and a draw on Day 2 of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney.
The Australian men-s and women-s football teams recovered from opening day defeats to perform impressively against Japan recording a win and a draw on Day 2 of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney.
The women-s team played with a high level of intensity in hot conditions to secure a hard-fought 1-0 win courtesy of a goal mid-way through the second half from attacker Kyah Simon.
In the other match Korea defeated China 1-0.
Australia will now meet China in their final match tomorrow where a win will give the team a chance of finishing first dependant on the result of the following match between Korea and Japan.
The women-s football tournament is for athletes under 16 years of age as at 1 January 2007.
The men-s team twice came from behind including an injury time goal from Marco Jesic to draw 3-3 with Japan. Captain Sebastian Ryall opened the scoring eight minutes before half time however goals in quick succession saw the Japanese holding a 2-1 lead at the interval. Jason Naidovski then scored for Australia with Japan again grabbing the lead before Jesic-s dramatic late goal leveled the match.
In the other match Korea demolished China 8-0.
Australia will now meet China in their final match tomorrow evening where a win could see them finish in second position.
The men-s football tournament is for athletes under 18 years of age as at 1 January 2007.
For more information see the AYOF website
Women-s AYOF Football Tournament
Australia 1 (Kyah Simon 68-) Japan 0
Referee: Jessica Manuela
Australia: Casey Dumont, Alisha Foote (Rhali Dobson 70-), Alesha Clifford, Vedrana Popovic, Jenna Kingsley (Samantha Spackman 70-), Sophie Hogben (Elizabeth Sharpe 90-), Kyah Simon, Emily Van Egmond, Tameka Butt, Kirstyn Pearce, Samantha Wood Substitutes Not Used: Danielle Calauti, Melissa Redmond, Ella Mastrantonio, Stefania Cola
Yellow Cards: Simon 65-
Men-s AYOF Football Tournament
Australia 3 (Sebastian Ryall 37-, Jason Naidovski 58-, Marco Jesic 91-) Japan 3 (Takuya Marutani 40-, Hiroshi Kiyotake 45+1-, Kosuke Yamamoto 63-)
Referee: Aaron Strickland
Australia: Andrew Redmayne, Luke Devere (Dane Milovanovic 65-), Sebastian Ryall, Peter Cvetanovski, James Holland (Marco Jesic 86-), James Brown, Jason Naidovski, Dominic Gianpolo (Tahj Minniecon h/t), Isaka Cernak, Alex Sunasky, Richard Greer
Substitutes Not Used: Laurence Braude, Matthew Mullen, Stefan Vrbesic, Jerrad Tyson
Yellow Cards: Cvetanovski 38-, Cernak 86-