South Australian Amateur Soccer League
2018 SAVOY – Division 3
SAASL Division 3 – Rd. No.10 – RESULTS
SAVOY 3 ANGLE VALE 0 (Angle Vale Forfeit)
Maiwand FC v Para Hills United (Game Called Off)
Adelaide Croatia 2 Rowe Park 2
Sth Coast United 0 SBS 0
Macedonia United 0 Adel Great Wall 0
SAASL Division 3 – Rd. No.11 – FIXTURES
ROWE PARK v SAVOY
Adelaide Great Wall v Maiwand FC
Para Hills United v South Coast United
Macedonia United v Angle Vale
SBS v Adelaide Croatia
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SAVOY v ANGLE VALE
Sunday @ JOHN PIRIE OVAL
“SAVOY WIN ON FORFEIT”
There was not a happy Savoy coach last weekend when Vincent DeGioia was told that his team had no game to play and that Division 3 cellar dweller Angle Vale had forfeited their round 10 John Pirie Oval fixture consequently giving the Green and Whites a 3-0 win and another free day on its soccer roster.
But after Sunday’s round 10 results the news of top team Rowe Park playing out a 2-2 draw with Adelaide Croatia and the game between Maiwand and Para Hills forced to be called off, both played into Savoy hands with the subsequent ladder reshuffle having DeGioia’s Green and Whites back on top of the ladder.
Three fixtures over the last two weeks have shown some undesirable league type qualities and effects where two games have been called off and a forfeit as well, albeit not surprising in a huge SAASL being the states largest management body for senior level amateur soccer with both Saturday and Sunday leagues as well as some fifteen division of competition.
Nonetheless, the two Savoy teams took effortless wins from last week’s round, but as far as DeGioia is concerned, he’s lost some valuable preparation for this Sunday’s top of the ladder clash with Rowe Park and probably some goal difference as well.
Sunday’s overall results sees Savoy getting back to back wins against Angle Vale this season after a 3-0 wins due to Vale’s forfeit for both teams, Savoy had already recorded 4-2 wins for both grades when it won back in round 1 to kick off the Division 3 soccer season.
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ROWE PARK v SAVOY
Sunday @ ROWE PARK UPPER Ingle Farm
“SAVOY’S TIME TO CONSOLIDATE”
This Sunday, Savoy get the big chance to put some space between it and deposed league leader Rowe Park when the two go head to head at Ingle Farm. This is after both teams had alternate fortunes last week when Savoy won on forfeit from Angle Vale and the Adelaide front runners drew 2-2 with Adelaide Croatia.
But for Savoy coach Vincent DeGioia and his outfit, this round 11 encounter should remind them of what happened only recently when Para Hills United caused a mini upset when the Green and Whites returned from a layoff and almost lost.
Last Sunday’s results enabled Savoy to leapfrog Rowe Park and return to the top of the ladder after Park’s slipup against Croatia and ironically a similar blunder to that of DeGioia’s team at the Paddocks several weeks ago when the Green and Whites were not focused and not ready to play – adding to Savoys luck was that the Maiwand fixture was called off as well.
Back in round 2 when Savoy hosted the John Napier coached Rowe Park in Port Pirie the Adelaide team defeated the Green and Whites 3-1 after the Green and Whites opened the scoring at the half hour mark when good offensive play between AJ Sabimana and Sam Salvemini saw the attacking speedster score.
But against a new opponent that was then rated only fair, Savoy still went to concede two late and ordinary first half goals in a brisk four minute period in a game that had new home goalkeeper Nathan Brook hardly needed to make a save that afternoon.
While details suggest that Savoy lost concentration for brief periods and was punished, it is fair to say that both teams have gone to play great soccer and command top ladder spots with the season having just turned over the halfway point.
This Sunday, Savoy gets their chance to turn the tables on Rowe Park and avenge their early season loss and more so consolidating top spot of the Division 3 league table, and it can so by again playing high offensive soccer and take its chances from the kick off like it did last time, when in action and scoring six times.
Meanwhile for the two teams apart from their own individual upsetting blemishes both combinations have performed boldly in a competition that the three leading teams have put more a ten point space on 4th ranked Adelaide Great Wall.
Both Savoy and Rowe Park’s recent games have seen the two teams win easily, where Savoy defeated Adelaide Great Wall 6-2 and Park defeating Angle Vale 5-0 before the Adelaide team was pegged back by a late Croatia equalizer last week to draw 2-2.
With Savoy not playing last week the likes of Rhys Gillet, Tate Brook and Kynan Crouch will now be available to tackle Rowe Park giving their coach a full list to pick from in what no doubt is a crucial encounter for both teams.
There should be simply one main objective for the travelling Savoy team this Sunday afternoon and that is to win Sunday’s game – it will equal the ledger with Rowe Park and hold tight to its regained league leadership in Division 3.
The Savoy Reserves will play Rowe Park this Sunday in the early game and will be out to turnaround its early round 2 home loss to the Ingle Farm based Park team that defeated Savoy 1-0 at Savoy Park.
The 5th ranked Green and Whites will be taking on the undefeated and clear league leaders who have won nine games and drawn once and quite extraordinarily have conceded just four goals in ten games of soccer to indeed be the benchmark in the Reserves competition.
Savoy’s last piece of action came against Adelaide Great Wall two weeks ago when the John Smith team won 2-1 before last week’s forfeit by Angle Vale, while Rowe Park defeated Adelaide Croatia 5-1 and prior had thumped Angle Vale 13-0 after a blistering nine goal first half.
The visitors will need to be at their best against the home team on Sunday if it wishes to keep the Parks explosive goal scoring down.