Pennington blasts winner

Port Lincoln soccer

Sekol Masters lost to Lincoln City Raiders 2-4

SEKOL Masters were hoping to back up their win against South Coast but started without a few regular players, which proved decisive at the end of the day. 

The Masters came out firing and had a goal on the board within 10 minutes, with Kos slotting it in from close range. 

Masters were pressing hard through a dominant midfield and were rewarded with a second goal, a nice long range shot from Japanese import Hiroaki. 

With half-time approaching the Raiders won a corner and young Dannen Blacker was on hand to slot in a neat shot past the goalkeeper.

The game was set for a cracker second half and Raiders prevailed initially when Blacker was taken down to gain a penalty. This was converted by Spinks. 

At two apiece it was game on. Sekol gained some ascendency when Kos slotted another opportunistic goal. 

Pennington was playing a great game down the right side. A lovely cross from Pennington was met on the volley by man of the match Blacker.

A sublime goal and the match was level again. 

A draw seemed likely and most probably fitting but the Raiders had other ideas, their fitness paid dividends and Pennington was on hand to blast in the winner just before the final whistle. 

Best: Raiders: Dannen Blacker, Lane Pennington; Masters: Ben Kos.

Lincoln Knights def South Coast 3-0

A well fought out first half ended in nil-all at the break where neither side could make the finishing touches on goal.

Knights had majority of chances using the wings mostly to get around defenders Pascal Hess and Leon Duns, who was not playing his normal position in the centre of midfield.

At times shots from Dean Matthews and Pete Taylor were forced from distance because the Knights found it hard to break the South Coast defence.

There were a few counter attacks where South Coast caught Knights on the break but it was not a concern for Josh Owers in goals.

Knights started stronger in the second half with more possession and a slightly stronger line up, with youngsters Peter Hennell and Braeden Hammond causing trouble for the South Coast defence. A breakthrough came from Hennell as he slotted the ball past keeper Nick Sevelj.

South Coast had more hunger and created chances through Julio and Wells, who both looked to score but nothing came of it.

Two quick goals from Hennell and Taylor saw a comfortable lead for the Knights, forcing Duns to forward to create more chances but it was too little too late.