GK – Kasper

RB – Long Tim

LB – Charlie Higgins

CB – Dan Moss

CB – Matija Maratic

CM – Gabriel Brettell

CM – Matthew Hoare

CM – Marco Morlotti

RW – Roy

CF –  Ethan Squires

LW – Kafi Harun

Sub – Pascal ( fresh from a full vets game )

Sub – Alex Snow

Sub – Josh Brown

Sub – David Morson

It turned out to be a very young DB team as we were missing a few regulars, Thanos unable to make it due to work along with the vets team playing beforehand left the squad a little bare but an evenly matched first 15, DB had a great chance to take the lead after some nice play in the USRC final third and a ball into Ethan who then went on a mazey run only to see his shot saved by the keeper. If we had taken this chance maybe the result would have been a little different.  From then on USRC became more dominant, there first goal came after a defensive lapse from Matija ( fresh off the plane back from Europe ) led to him being tackled and the USRC winger managed to square the ball to a very offside looking forward… USRC’s second came from a stonewall penalty, however in the build up to the penalty being given the USRC forward who received the ball was at least 3 or 4 yards offside. DB created a few more half chances in the first half but it end 2-0 at the break.  USRC started the second half with a high tempo which DB couldn’t match and  USRC’s 3rd was a daisy cutter of a shot from distance that managed to bobble its way into the bottom corner. A well taken free kick earned USRC a 4th goal after a dubious free kick was given against Dan and the 5th came after a long ball down our right back channel and the USRC winger smashed home from the edge of the box.

On a positive note we fielded a young DB side and in patches played some nice football against a very strong USRC side at Kings Park.  It’s a shame the officials gave some very strange decisions but USRC deserved the win.  No game next week which means our next fixture is Saturday 2nd November v Forward.

DOD: Alex Snow for an attempted bicycle kick on goal, from the centre circle. He saw glory; reality saw the ball go 2 yards sideways