Post-Match Report: Southside FC vs Northland FC

Read the action from our first home match


Southside FC hosted Northland FC in what was billed as an exciting clash, marking Southside's inaugural home match. The game lived up to its promise as Southside exploded into action from the opening whistle.

First Half:

Southside wasted no time asserting their dominance, with an electrifying start that saw them net three goals within the first 10 minutes. Tony Rangel was the catalyst, scoring two quick goals, both expertly assisted by Ramiro Vasquez. Not content with just providing assists, Ramiro got on the scoresheet himself, with Tony returning the favor to assist his goal. The goalscoring didn't stop there, as Ty Spiegelhalter provided an assist to David Marshall, who secured his second goal of the season. Before halftime, Ramiro Vasquez found the net again, capitalizing on a precise assist from David Marshall. Southside headed into halftime with a commanding 5-0 lead.

Second Half:

Southside didn't take their foot off the gas in the second half, continuing to apply pressure on Northland. Although a couple of goals were disallowed due to fouls in the buildup, Southside remained relentless. Midway through the half, Marshall turned provider once again, assisting Ramiro Vasquez for his hat-trick goal, further solidifying Southside's dominance. As the match drew to a close, Ramiro returned the favor to Tony, providing his third assist of the day, allowing Tony to complete his hat-trick as well.

Defensive Solidity:

Southside showcased their strength not only in attack but also defensively. The backline comprising Noah Leonard, Zach Murphy, David Hyatt, and Alex Porras put in a stellar performance, limiting Northland's chances throughout the match. Despite Northland's efforts, they struggled to create meaningful opportunities, largely due to Southside's defensive prowess. Goalkeeper Ryan Neil also played a crucial role, making several quality saves to preserve the clean sheet.

Final Score:

Southside FC emerged victorious with a dominant 7-0 win over Northland FC. The result not only highlights Southside's attacking prowess but also their formidable defensive capabilities, sending a clear message to their competitors that they will be a force to be reckoned with this season.