Raiders win Proper Derby

Sekol Masters def Lincoln Knights 7-2

The Masters and Knights were both coming off a loss so there was plenty at stake.

There was a youthful look to both teams and from the outset the under 16s were showing class in amongst the senior members. 

Masters were slick in the midfield with Hiroaki, Turkmen and Kapnistis playing well.

Knights were first to score when a corner ball created havoc in the box - eventually rebounding to Peter Hennell who blasted a low shot through scrambling bodies in the penalty area. 

Masters continued pressing forward and gained ascendancy through beautiful ball movement and it was not long before they scored their first through Hiroaki, from a Turkmen assist.

This was followed by another to Kapnistis, then Jamieson and a second to Hiroaki. 

Knights fought hard for the rest of the half with Taylor, Hennell and Hammond clamping down on their opponents to reduce the damage to a three-goal deficit. 

The second half started and it was not long before Hiroaki had a hat trick, Jamieson backed up with another and Hiroaki scored his fourth. The game was now out of Knights’ reach. 

Knights wrestled the midfield battle out of Masters’ hands and had a number of chances but Kym Perone in goal was solid and kept the opposition at bay.

Knights scored again through Hennell and could have easily scored a couple more goals. 

The Pizzeria Trieste man of the match went to Hiroaki Mori for his four-goal haul.

Best for Masters were Turkmen and Partlow with Isaac Perone, Deven Canty and Jackson Jamieson playing impressive games. 

Best for Knights were Taylor, Hammond and Hennell with youngsters Charlie and Henry Price showing plenty of endeavour. 

Lincoln City Raiders def South Coast FC 3-2

There were good playing conditions for Sunday’s Proper Bay Derby between arch rivals Lincoln City Raiders and South Coast.

South Coast lined up another strong team, although missing two from last week’s starting 11, and Aaron Raleigh made four changes to his Raiders outfit.

South Coast were building strong and Raiders were struggling to hit their passes early on.

An uncharacteristic error from Raiders’ midfielder Simon Gale gifted Anthony Duns the first goal of the game for South Coast and 10 minutes later Duns struck again to make it two-nil.

Raiders regrouped after quick changes with Ramon Dennis and Braden McConnell entering the fray to spark the team, and they did with McConnell coming close with a header just missing the cross bar.

Raiders lifted and kept South Coast on the back foot and right at the stroke of halftime Gale struck to bring it back to 2-1 at the break.

Raiders made changes at halftime and started back on the attack with constant pressing and driving runs.

Lane Pennington and Dannen Blacker were exceptional in centre midfield and Blacker was rewarded with a goal for Raiders bringing the score back to 2-2.

With a minute left Pennington scored a rocket from outside the 18-yard box to put Raiders up 3-2.

As the whistle sounded there was jubilation from both sides as this was one of the greatest games Port Lincoln had ever seen – frenetic from start to finish and completely what a Proper Derby should be. 

For his last minute heroics and tireless work rate Lane Pennington was awarded the Pizzeria Trieste man of the match.

Anthony Duns was the standout for South Coast with his two quick first half goals, Raiders Simon Gale also impressed in the centre of the park.