Go Go Physio has been providing sports coverage to the UNSW men's state league team. On Tueday night they shaped up against Enfield Rovers at Pratten park in Ashfield.
After some recent “enthralling” 0-0 draws and an uncharacteristic loss to Belmore, UNSW shaped up against an Enfield Rovers side that had already taken 2 points from them at home. With several key players missing, this fixture could have proven tricky. With only 2 minutes on the clock Henry Kamleitner saw his “easy tap in” fly wide, with the crowd of 20 in dismay. It was obvious from the start that Enfield had been taking their karate lessons serious and somehow managed to stay out of the ref’s book. The deadlock was broken midway through the first half when Yoel Silvestre’s pace opened up Belmore’s defense and he calmy slotted the ball into the bottom corner. An uncharacteristic lapse in defensive concentration at the end of the first half saw goalkeeper Matt Mulroney make an impressive stop to deny a first half equalizer for Enfield.
The second half started with a fired up UNSW side looking to finish the game off. Enfield tried to make use of their subs, however the replacement number 16 looked in worse shape than the manager. Henry Kamleitner came close again after some fine work from winger Michael Karagiannis. Finally the second came courtesy of an O.G after Kamleitner’s cross hit Enfield’s number 45 and he turned it into his own net. Enfield looked unlikely to break through the UNSW defence with fine performances from young Luke Burke and Steven Flatt. UNSW were now in full throttle and ended the game with a penetrating Yoel Silvestre run right through the middle of two defenders and he finished again. Enfield’s enterprising 4-2-4 formation could have worked but they were unable to take advantage in the last third of the pitch. UNSW F.C now march into the finals.
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On a lighter note, UNSW’s manager Jorge was asked to comment on his teams late night meet ups at a “pizza” venue. Jorge remarked that he was “unaware” of this and refused to comment on photographs showing club members propping up the bar at Spearmint Rhino´s during these sessions. The interview was concluded with the press asking Jorge what he thought of his young star Luke Ursino. “He has the potential to be a giant at UNSW”, said Jorge, "even if at 120 kilos, he is maybe a little heavy just now.”