In front of nearly 200 people Wollongong United launched their 2014 season in style. The venue, food & entertainment was first class and everyone walked out extremely satisfied. The nite started with MC Lou Ivanovski acknowledging all our valued sponsors, the Sun Lounge for their hospitality & Art Plaza for their entertainment.
Club President Peter Vrtkovski also personally thanked all our sponsors, acknowledged our VIP guest on the night, informed the audience on the successful completion of the lighting project on ground 2 and wished the coaching staff and all our players all the very best for 2014.
After a convincing 12 nil first round victory in the 1st round of the Waratah Cup, United faced Bonnett Bay in round 2 at Seymour Shaw. The game was played on a nice evening on the synthetic pitch, in front of a handful of keen supporters.
United started this match like they ended the first round encounter, creating many opportunities, but unable to find the back of the net. If not for some great saves by the opposing keeper United could have reached double figures within the first 30 minutes. As it stood the scores were still locked nil all at the half hour mark. Frustration was growing amongst the travelling supporters, but it was only a matter of time before the deadlock was broken. A comment was heard in the stands ‘when we get one, we’ll get 5’, and how true was this. From the 33rd minute to the end of the first half, United bagged 4 goals to be leading 4 nil at halftime, with Nathan Jagelman bagging a brace.
The prestigious Waratah Cup draw was completed last week at the headquarters of Football NSW. The Waratah Cup will also serve as the qualifying tournament for the newly announced FFA Cup, where the 8 quarter finalists will battle it out for 7 spots awarded to Football NSW sides.
Wollongong United has drawn Glebe Gorillas in the first round. Match details are;
What; Waratah Cup First Round
Who; Wollongong United v Glebe Gorillas
Where; Macedonia Park
When; Saturday 15th March
Time; 3.00pm Kick off
The second round of the Frat Cup was played on a Sunday at Tarrawanna Oval, with the pitch considered safe after all other games were washed out. United were up against Woonona, who were beaten 4-1 in the 1st round by Olympic, whilst United drew 2 all with Bellambi last week.
The match never lived up to any great heights, with both sides still missing players and trying different combinations. United looked livelier in the early stages and even managed to put the ball into the back of the net, although the goal was ruled out due to a dubious off side decision. Both sides created half chances in the first stanza, although neither keeper was truly tested.
Football NSW- Waratah Cup Round 3
Tuesday 8th April 2014
Wollongong United v Dulwich Hill
Kick Off POSTPONED
Rd 2 FSC Illawarra Premier League
Wollongong United FC 2 draw Olympic 2
Wollongong United FC 5 def Olympic 0