Group stage concluded at 2019 Maso Cup

The quarter-final pairs are now known as the group stage ended at the Maso Cup in Australia. Altona Magic, Rockdale City Suns and Preston Lions have so far dominated with three wins, a draw and defeatless.

photo by Wollongong United FC: moment of the match between Altona and Wollongong

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Altona Magic celebrated over holders Broadmeadow Magic to claim the top in the Group A thanks to a last minute header by Robert Stambolziev. Only Bankstown City resisted Altona’s front line as they held them to a goalless draw yesterday.

The other group saw title candidates Prestion Lions and Rockdale City Suns tied at the top with the later taking the pole position thanks to a superior goal-difference. Their clash ended goalless, both did not concede in the other three matches, by The Suns’ attack managed to score ten goals unlike the Lions’ who scored six.

Hosts Queanbeyan City managed to book a place in tomorrow’s quarter-finals after edging Cringila Lions in what happened to a crucial match for the last available spot in the next stage. But the host team will have a tough task as they will now face title favorites Altona Magic.

Group A

Sunday results:
Broadmeadow Magic – Bankstown City 2:0
Altona Magic – Wollongong United 3:0
Newcastle Suns – Bankstown City 0:6
Altona Magic – Broadmeadow Magic 2:1
Wollongong United – Bankstown City 0:2
Altona Magic – Newcastle Suns 7:0
Wollongong United – Broadmeadow Magic 0:1

Saturday results:
Wollongong United – Newcastle Suns 1:0
Bankstown City – Altona Magic 0:0
Broadmeadow Magic – Newcastle Suns 6:0

M W D L GD P
1. Altona Magic 4 3 1 0 12:1 10 quarter-finals
2. Broadmeadow Magic 4 3 0 1 10:2 9 quarter-finals
3. Bankstown City 4 2 1 1 8:2 7 quarter-finals
4. Wollongong United 4 1 0 3 1:6 3 quarter-finals
5. Newcastle Suns 4 0 0 4 0:20 0

 

Group B

Sunday results:
Queanbeyan City – Cringila Lions 1:0
Rockdale City Suns – Preston Lions 0:0
Preston Lions – Cringila Lions 3:0
Queanbeyan City – Geelong 0:3
Rockdale City Suns – Geelong 4:0
Cringila Lions – Geelong 0:2

Saturday results:
Cringila Lions – Rockdale City Suns 0:2
Queanbeyan City – Preston Lions 0:2
Preston Lions – Geelong 1:0
Rockdale City Suns – Queanbeyan City 4:0

M W D L GD P
1. Rockdale City Suns 4 3 1 0 10:0 10 quarter-finals
2. Preston Lions 4 3 1 0 6:0 10 quarter-finals
3. Geelong 4 2 0 2 5:5 6 quarter-finals
4. Queanbeyan City 4 1 0 3 1:9 3 quarter-finals
5. Cringila Lions 4 0 0 4 0:8 0

 

Joint photo of Geelong and the hosts; photo: Geelong SC

Tomorrow the tournament will be concluded starting with the quarter-final matches. All times are local.

Quarter-finals:

09:00 Altona Magic (A1) vs Queanbeyan City (B4) at Campese Oval (W)
09:00 Rockdale City Suns (B1) vs Wollongong United (A3) at Seifert Oval (X)
10:00 Broadmeadow Magic (A2) vs Geelong (B3) at Campese Oval (Y)
10:00 Preston Lions (B2) vs Bankstown City (A3) at Seifert Oval (Z)

Semifinals:

12.00 team W vs. team Y at Seiffert Oval
13.00 team X vs. team Z at Seiffert Oval

Final:

15.30 at Seiffert Oval

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