United rolls on, road ends for others

September 12, 2017

Shepparton United is finals bound in the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League.

Shepparton United is finals bound while Shepparton’s and Tatura’s seasons have been brought a halt.

It was a case of mixed results in the final round of the regular season with the Ibises winning, United drawing and Shepparton facing the full wrath of Epsom.

Ermal Marku opened the scoring for United inside 20 minutes to give the hosts a perfect start at Central Park.

The attacking midfielder has now slotted 14 goals this season, while youthful prospect Ahmad Alizadah doubled United’s lead only eight minutes later.

Alizadah netted his first goal for Roven Shaholli’s side after three games, but the two-goal margin was soon halved by Sam Nanere.

United led 2-1 at half-time before Joshua Baum’s 83rd-minute strike levelled proceedings as the final score finished 2-2.

United finished the season with 11 wins, five draws, and four losses as it approaches the League Cup finals.

Despite not featuring in the finals Tatura ended its campaign in style, registering a 7-2 victory over Colts United.

Brent Mathers’ men led by one goal at half-time before eventually scoring five unanswered goals.

Tristan Zito opened the scoring inside two minutes, before adding his second midway through the second half.

Damian Russo, Ismet Uguz and Cihan Baser all scored, with Russo the only one to net in the first half.

Nathaniel Amartey also had a field day in front of goals netting two of his own to finish off his interrupted season with a swagger of form.

Amartey, who was born in England, managed just four goals this season from 14 games in the red and white as the Ibises finished the campaign in sixth position.

It was a day to forget on Sunday for Shepparton with the likes of David Davkovski and Serkan Aktas turning back the clock to feature in their side’s 14-0 defeat.

A depleted Reds side travelled to Epsom and the third-placed outfit took a stranglehold on the game to belt Dillon Shelley’s side.

The hosts scored eight in the first half, thanks to four goals from Will Vallely inside 44 minutes.

Cooper Arkinstall, September Htoo (two) and Bu Gay Soe also managed to pass Peter Nedelkovski in the first half.

Unfortunately for the Reds the goals did not stop there with another six flowing through in the second half.

Shelley’s inaugural campaign as Reds boss has now come to an end with his side finishing in seventh position.

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