Millicent United Soccer Club hosted Tatiara United FC in their first ever Premiership Encounter.
Both sides started with effective ball movement that saw the ball move quickly box to box with keepers called upon for easy clearances.
Millicent had good opportunities from the left wing, to cross into Tatiara’s penalty area, but were cleared by a tight Tatiara defence. Millicent United defended well to shut down Tatiara.
Tatiara’s Mohanad Abdullah made a few winding runs, beating 3 players and shot to be deflected off Millicent player in goal.
At 15mins, Millicent 0 Tatiara 1. Millicent responded with a series of well crafted scoring opportunities, but denied by well defended Tatiara United.
Then Mohanad Abdullah (Tatiara United FC) weaved his way through and scored another goal. 25 min Millicent 0 Tatiara 2. Half Time Millicent 0 Tatiara 2
The 2nd half commenced with strong physical clashes.
Fluent ball movement returned for Millicent creating opportunities from distance. Millicent United then scored from top of the box from 10mt. Millicent 1 Tatiara 2
Final Score Millicent 1 ( O Connell),Tatiara United FC 2 (Mohanad Abdullah 2).
The Soccer Reserves team had a great match that ended 2-5.
Goal Scorers were Tamba Gabril with 3, Andrew Diment with 1 and George Matutuva with 1.
Major Sponsors for the TUFC aer to be Menioned: JBS, Doan Pharmacies and Frances Seeds
The next matches for the TUFC will be on Sunday at Naracoorte against Inter, with a 10.30am start for the reserves and 1pm start for seniors.