Match Report

Saturday 4th August

Old Parmiterians 3rd XI

6 - 1

Alexandra Park

Friendly (A) KO 12:00 PM
@ New River Sports Centre (Pitch 3G)


  Paul Franklin

A. Bekir, A. Newman, C. Scherer, N. Newman, S. Norton, A. Jackson, J. Jayes, F. Hernandez, M. Krissaane, D. Harapoff, C. Fyfe, J. Viera

J. Viera ('35)
J. Viera ('50)
C. Fyfe ('70)
N. Newman ('80)
Own Goal ('85)

Man of the Match:
D. Harapoff

A Good Start To Pre-Season

A scorching first Saturday in action saw Old Parmiterians run out comfortable winners, as the new look third XI seemed to click quickly and produce a fine team display. With some players borrowed from the reserve XI and a lot of new faces, the initial stages saw players trying to find each other’s wavelength. It didn’t stop the away team attempting to play out from the back, with Mehdi Krissane most adept in the back line at picking out fellow new boys Atiba Jackson and Dylan Harapoff who both took turns in dropping deep to provide an option. After some missteps in the opening exchanges the visitors’ bold approach started to pay dividends, as they began to break Alexandra Park’s press and use the space left in behind them to create some chances. Jhulyano in particular terrorised his marker, but was unable to find that final pass or shot that could create the opening goal. The athletic Rafael was helping to bring Jhulyano, Jason Jayes and Andrei Petrascu into the game, but was unable to fashion many chances for himself. With much of the possession going to the away team it felt as if it was a matter of time before dominance of the ball turned into a lead, and so it proved. After good work down the right hand side by Jayes and the marauding Frederico Hernandez up from right back the ball was eventually delivered into the box, which Harapoff headed into the path of Jhulyano to his left. Jhulyano took a touch to control before beating two defenders and then finishing into the far corner. Parms continued to keep the ball in front of Alexanra Park’s box, with Harapoff, Jhulyano and Rafael all shooting off target. Another long period of possession involving much of the team eventually produced a cross from the right by Hernandez which found an unmarked Rafael, who duly headed home to give the score line a more fair reflection of events on the pitch. There were wholesale changes at the break allowing Adem Bekir to push up into midfield, as Chris Scherer, Nat Newman and another new face in Charlie Fyfe took to the field. Jhulyano doubled his tally for the afternoon shortly after the break with another jinking run on the left, where he again beat several players before finishing into the far corner. There was some complacency as Adam Newman and Krissane had a mix up in communication allowing the home team to get a goal back, a rare stain in an otherwise accomplished display at the back from the pair. It did not spark a comeback however, with the final 20 minutes bringing three more goals for the visitors. Firstly Fyfe thumped in from range after another spell of possession on the edge of the Alexandra Park box, then Bekir’s run forward into the box produced a cross for Nat Newman to tap home from close range. There was still time for Pertrascu to cap an impressive display as Hernandez powered down the right again to cross for the former to have a tap in.