Acacia Ridge boys traveled to Raymond Park to face bottom of the table Kangaroo Point Rovers. Both First team and Reserve team games ended in 2-1 victories. Before the games, many predicted for Acacia Ridge boys to dominate both games and come out with comfortable wins but only things that dominated the day were hot weather, bad surface and scrappy football all around.
First up was the Reserve team with Acacia Ridge creating plenty of chances and scoring early on. Both teams battled hard but it was all one way traffic and Acacia Ridge should have been up by at least a couple of goals before half time. The lead was doubled soon after restart with a great long range effort and despite KPR pulling one back against the run of play the result was never in doubt.
The First team game kicked off soon after and neither team started particularly well. Acacia Ridge kept giving the ball away cheaply and at times struggling with even the simplest of passes. This gave KPR a few early chances and after a mix up at the back KPR finally opened the scoring. This goal however seemed to wake up the boys and they got back to playing the football that scored us 18 goals in the previous 3 games. Acacia Ridge piled on the pressure and created many chances of which 2 were converted before half time. Second half left off where first finished with our boys dominating and creating opportunities but a combination of great goalkeeping and some spectacular misses meant we couldn’t kill the game off. Credit to KPR they never gave up and in the final few minutes of the game they had a couple decent opportunities with long range efforts hitting woodwork and could have stolen a point but the scoreline remained. It was a strange game where Acacia Ridge should have scored 6 or 7 goals but also a game where KPR might have deserved a point at the end.
Next week we travel to Jimboomba with kick offs at 5pm and 7pm.