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Week 1 of Semi Finals Recap

posted Aug 5, 2018, 3:27 AM by CooksRiver Titans
It has been a great season for the club in the competitive competitions with 10 of 16 competitive teams advancing to the semi finals.

The first week of the semi finals was played this weekend with all but one of our teams still alive in the competition.
It all kicked off yesterday at 12.30pm where our All Age Division 12 team played in the major semi final against Marrickville. The Titans team had won every game in the regular season including both times against Marrickville but on the day the Red Devils were too good and won 3-0 to advance to the Grand Final. The Titans play again this week against Earlwood to for another chance to make the Grand Final.
Also at 12.30pm were our Over 35 Division 5 team which had a comfortable 4-1 win over Enfield. Their opponents next week will be the loser of the match between Concord and Hurlstone Park.
At 12.45pm our All Age Div 13 also recorded a 4-1 win in their elimination semi final against Punchbowl and will play Minor Premiers in Belmore next weekend.
At 2.30pm our All Age Div 8 were up against Minor Premiers in Strathfield. They led 1-0 at the break but then poured on the pressure and romped home 5-0 and booked their spot in the Grand Final in 2 weeks time. It's their second Grand Final appearance in two seasons after winning Division 9 last season.
Also at 2.30pm we had our Over 35 Div 1 team playing Minor Premiers and arch rivals in Leichhardt Tigers. The teams were deadlocked 1-1 at the break but the Titans ran over the top to comfortably win 3-1 and also book their spot in the Grand Final in 2 weeks time.
Concurrently our Over 35 Div 4 team were involved in a goal fest against Balmain which went in favour of the boys in sky blue to the tune of 7-3. They now play Minor Premiers in Abbotsford next weekend for a spot in the Grand Final.
The final game on Saturday were our All Age Div 10 who had an elimination match against Leichhardt Saints kicking off at 2.45pm. They started slow and were under pressure but slowly worked their way into the game. The match ended 1-1 with both goals being scored within a minute or so of each other. The match went into extra time golden goal and it was Leichhardt who found the winner thus eliminating Cooks River.

Today we started of with our Under 15 Div 1 at 10.15 who played a tough game against Earlwood. Both teams had good chances but remained scoreless at the break. Cooks River broke the deadlock part way through the second half and should've extended that lead before Earlwood missed a couple of good chances themselves however, neither team could find the back of the net again. Cooks River now play Lakemba next week for a place in the Grand Final.


Our All Age Sunday Div 2 team won on forfeit against Burwood so they play next week against Hurlstone Park for a place in the Grand Final.
Our All Age Sunday Div 1 team finished Minor Premiers but after a month of no games due to their opposition constantly forfeiting against them couple with a few injuries and absentees left the team short a player on a big field. They held strong but conceded late in the first half to Punchbowl who then took them to the sword in the second half and won by 4-0. The Titans live to fight another day with a game against Earlwood for another chance to make the Grand Final.

Congratulations once again to all 10 teams who qualified.

Two teams (O35/1 and AA/8) are already in the Grand Final in two weeks time while 7 teams battle it out again next week to see if they can also make it to the big day. Wishing them all the best of luck.

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