Clyde campaigns continue in cruise control

CLYDE United maintained its dominance over the Eurobodalla Football All Age men’s competition on the long weekend with two wins from its double header.Matt Jackson’s side passed what was a tricky test at Gundary Oval on Sunday with a 3-nil win over Moruya before it backed up with an 8-nil thrashing of 10-man Narooma on Monday.Moruya held firm the first 30 minutes of play on Sunday, but its resistance cracked when Daniel Shaw headed home Matt O’Neill’s outswinging corner.The defending champions then went for the jugular before half-time and doubled their advantage a short while later.Jack Rixon went on a typically dazzling run down the wing before he rounded Blues goalkeeper Michael Kelliher and set up defender Kalian Barnes for a rare goal.United sat on its lead until the break but was tested at times by Moruya, particularly through the hard work of William Davis and Ryan Staunton.The second half was a largely scrappy affair as both sides struggled to maintain any sort of meaningful possession.The Blues had some golden chances to hit back, mainly from set pieces, but Davis and Robbie Kidd both sent their long-range efforts narrowly wide.Those misses proved telling as Clyde went 3-nil up with around 30 minutes left to play when Rixon hammered the ball into the top corner from the edge of the penalty area.United was more ruthless 24 hours later when it travelled to Dalmeny to take on a Narooma side that was missing young gun Brian Jamba, among several other key players.Shaw added to his already impressive goal tally with a brace, as O’Neill pitched in with a double and Rixon also got on the score sheet for the second match in a row.Ben Smith and Patrick Armstrong stood out for the hosts with impressive shifts in the midfield, while young striker Ivan Armstrong toiled up front with little support from his heavily depleted side.In the weekend’s other All Age men’s results, Broulee beat Bay FC 5-1 on Sunday before going down 2-nil to Bodalla on Monday.Bodalla also had a productive 48 hours with a 3-1 win over Narooma on Sunday, while Moruya only had the one match due to Bay FC’s forfeit on Monday.In the All Age ladies, Clyde United won both of its matches, with a 5-nil win over Moruya on Sunday and a 2-nil win over defending premier Broulee at Dalmeny on Monday.Those results extended United’s lead at the top of the table to nine points after 10 rounds.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.