Senior Men’s State 1 S/E- Rd 2
Cobras SC 3 def. Manningham Blues SC 1
Cobras Scorers: Elias Tsintzas x 2 (48, 53 mins), Cort Kibler-Nelby (83mins)
Following on from last week’s first league win, the Cobras SC was again on the road as they faced Manningham Blues SC.
Regular starters Chris Sanita and Ben Woischuik were not available for the round 2 clash however, coach Mike Kupinic was confident on the selected squad following a weeks of hard training.
The first half started with a bang as the home team mounted attack after attack on the Cobras SC defence (Tom Rankin, Denis Botvenev, Christian Smak and Marcus Slimane). The hard running of Oliver Daly and Oscar Knight either side of both wings kept
the away team in the hunt as the score sheet read 0-0 at half-time.
Two changes at half time saw Elias Tsintzas and Reece Robic enter the midfield. The Cobras SC stunned the home team in the 48th minute where midfielder Elias Tsintzas calmly slotted the ball from close range. The home team scored an equaliser several minutes later but again it was Elias Tsintzas scoring in the 53rd minute.
The second half saw an even balanced game where the 3pts were secured by substitute Cort Kibler-Nelby scoring in the 83rd minute.
Round 3 will see the Cobras SC again travel away from home where they will face FC Clifton Hill SC.