Acacia Ridge welcomed Narangba on the weekend. The boys got back to winning ways with both teams securing maximum points.
Reserves came out firing in their game, scoring within first few minutes. The boys played well and controlled the game from get go but Narangba pulled one back half way through the first half against the run of play. The equaliser didn’t seem to affect Ridge, they kept on playing their attacking game and were rewarded just before half time to take a 2-1 lead at the break. Second half was much of the same with Ridge doing most of the attacking. The boys in blue were rewarded for their efforts with a third goal which seemed to break Narangba spirits and they added a fourth not long after. The Ressies put in a lot of effort and it paid off with a well-deserved 4-1 win.
It was now the First team’s chance to get a win and they started very brightly. Acacia Ridge created numerous chances and seemingly set up shop in Narangba’s half. It was all one way traffic but Narangba managed to take a lead right on half time. A seemingly harmless free kick was crossed into the box and the Ridge keeper misjudged the flight of the ball only to see it go into the net. Acacia Ridge were 1-0 down at half time after playing good football yet again. The boys came out strong in the second half looking for an equaliser and were rewarded immediately. Ridge boys applied more pressure looking for a second and after a few missed chances they finally took the lead. Some great one touch football on the right side led to a one on one which was converted for a 2-1.The Ridge boys pushed hard to kill the game off and they got their reward with 5 minutes to go. A lovely through ball to set up another one on one and the ball was in yet again for a final 3-1.
It is worth mentioning that this team had a difficult few weeks results wise but never gave up playing our brand of football. Even when things were not going our way we stuck to our philosophy and outplayed every opponent so far this season. I am sure that effort and character shown by the boys in difficult moments will pay off in the end.
It was a good weekend for the club. Now we look forward for our next match against Samford on Saturday where we will look to hopefully build on these results.