U-23s ease to win at Madills

Words: ACFC Media

Saturday 21 May 2022

Picture: Phototek

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - The Lotto NRFL U-23 Premier Division title race is wide open as Auckland City FC U-23s prove too sharp for Eastern Suburbs AFC U-23s in a 4-0 rout at Madills Farm today.

Two goals in each half was enough to hand City U-23s their win with a Max Sutton brace and one each from Will Eng and Riley Sexton taking the game away from their hosts.

The match was played in difficult blustery and wet conditions but coach Kris Bright was happy with the performance.

"I thought we did pretty well today the conditions were very tough.

"The result was locked in by half time and when both teams made changes the last 30 minutes became a dead match as the game was over.

"When we did need to do work, the lads performed well on a difficult surface.

"Oyr front two linked well with our wide players and we scored ssome good goals.

"We need to show better composure. Sometimes we try to force things when we need a much more considered decision.

"We have very good front players so its important we don't become over reliant on them and still try to play the way we want to," Bright said.

Next week, the Auckland City FC U-23s take on Auckland United FC U-23s.

Ends

Match Result
Lotto NRFL U-23 Premier Division
Saturday 21 May 2022
Eastern Suburbs AFC U-23 0
Auckland City FC U-23 4 (Max SUTTON 15', 25', Riley SEXTON 47', Will ENG 60')
HT: 0-2.

AC: 1. Finn DICKERTY (GK), 2. Jesse GAGE, 3. Riley SEXTON (19. Jeremy FOO 67'), 5. Marcel STODDARD, 7. Liam QUINN (20. Ethan FOO 60') 8. Anthony DUNCAN, 9. Will ENG (14. Oscar DUFFY 60'), 11. Max SUTTON, 15. Louie DANIELSON, 16. Rayan TAYEB (4. Luka VLASIC 51'), 23. Adam BELL.

COACH: Kris BRIGHT.
ASSISTANT: Paul DRAKE.

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