Palerang United chalk up first win of the season

The round two matches for the Palerang United senior teams returned mixed results, but among those were some positive signs.

Throw in: Palerang United recorded its first victory of the season on the weekend, as the Division Five ladies held off ANU. Photo: Zac Lowe.

Throw in: Palerang United recorded its first victory of the season on the weekend, as the Division Five ladies held off ANU. Photo: Zac Lowe.

The men played Gungahlin in Braidwood and after a slow start the boys conceded three goals in the first half.

Right on halftime we had a penalty after Troy Clark was tackled from behind and fouled in the goal box. Unfortunately the penalty was missed but we were creating a few good chances on goal.

The halftime chat was positive and a stronger performance in the second half from Palerang saw an even contest played for the rest of the game.

Kenny Jacobs was outstanding in goals for Palerang and with 70 of the 90 minutes being competitive there are some positive signs the boys will enjoy some success on the field soon.

Our Div Three ladies had their first game against a very strong ANU team.

An even start to the game saw our girls have a few early shots on goal but ANU found their groove in midfield and managed to score three goals before half time.

The second half saw Palerang defend better and Kaitlyn Harrisonscored a great goal to cut the deficit to two goals but ANU finished the game strongly with four goals in the last 15 minutes as our girls tired.

Our Div Five ladies team played in Braidwood and took on ANU also who were coming off a 5-0 win from last week. A tough first half saw ANU dominate field position but our girls' defense was patient and frustrated ANU big time.

Georgia Garcia was solid at sweeper and Lyndsey Mendham was faultless in goal to keep a clean sheet.

A cornerkick late in the game saw Georgia Garcia take the kick from the corner and managed to get the perfect curl on the ball to score.

Palerang were up 1-0 and ANU were more determined than ever to get a goal back but Palerang held on for the win. Everyone played exceptionally well and the girls stuck to the game plan which worked perfectly.

It was also a busy weekend of football for the junior club with Palerang Juniors enjoying some friendly games between the Braidwood and Bungendore teams. A good contest in both games saw plenty of goals and the season should be a positive one for our juniors.

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