The honeymoon is over… After an undefeated run of twelve league games, during which time the D’s had won 9, drawn 3, scored 43 goals, conceded only 14 and moved ourselves up to second on the ladder, it all came crashing back down to earth against Uni SA.
A team we’d already defeated twice this year (once in the cup) and whom we had a very good record against us gave the whites a footballing lesson on a difficult pitch at Magill campus.
The ground was narrow, on a slight slope and incredibly dusty, but right from the outset the Uni SA team completely outplayed us, with a stacked midfield they played 2 touch football and showed the combination of skill and pace that’s allowed them to score more than 60 goals already this season.
The first two goals both came from half clearances from corners and good long range strikes, but after that Uni SA used their superior skill and pace to completely dominate the ball.
The only bright spots for the whites were Bobby’s excellent contribution after coming on just before the half time break, as he dropped into the defensive midfield slot and broke down play after play, getting his body in the way and running down the Uni SA midfield, and also Darren’s first goal for the club, after Jan, Rob and Bres were all involved in perhaps the oldest 4 player build up in collegiate football history.
7-1 was the correct score-line in an extremely disappointing day.