U18s and U20s secure maximum points, First Team lose another thriller

The PGFC First Team came out on the wrong end of another goal-fest on Saturday as they were beaten 6-3 by Armadale SC at a chilly Alfred Skeet Reserve.

The youngsters found themselves 2-0 down inside the opening 20 minutes as Pieter Jacobsz nodded in an Amir Ajan cross before Hamish VanDieken took full advantage of a defensive error by clipping the ball into an unguarded net.

Seb Despotovski halved the arrears almost immediately, neatly picking out the bottom corner from just inside the box, only for Jacobsz to stab home his second to make it 3-1 shortly after the half-hour mark.

Again Glory responded, this time Royie Rahamim finishing well on the turn having been teed up by Laat Mathiang, but by half-time the hosts were two goals to the good once again as Jacobsz completed his hat-trick with a header from a deep free-kick.

When Ajan made it 5-2 early in the second half, Glory were left with a mountain to climb and although Aiki Tsukamoto pulled one back after fine approach work from Tadiwanashe Kuzamba, Armadale had the last word as Ajan grabbed his second and his side’s sixth late on.

The Under-18s and Under-20s, however, both enjoyed better fortunes earlier in the day to maintain their respective title challenges.

Cristiano Farfan and Tyler Nyabinde both scored twice and Jack Lennon was also on target as the 18s ran out 5-0 winners, while Alfie Knight, Tinomuonga Mutema and William Ferson shared the goals as the 20s retained their grip on top spot with a 3-2 victory.

Due to call-ups for the WA State Team, the U18s do not have a game next Saturday, but the U20s and First Team will be in action as they take on Olympic Kingsway at the Sam Kerr Football Centre.

The 20s will get underway at 12.30pm, followed by the First Team at 3pm.

Do get along and support the lads if you can.

(picture courtesy of Tom McCarthy)