POSTED: Monday October 12th 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Qantas Joeys edge closer to Qualification

AFC Under-16 Championship 2010

The Qantas Joeys have maintained
their unbeaten qualification campaign for the AFC Under-16 Championship 2010
with a 6-0 victory over Laos in Canberra today.



The
win moves the Qantas Joeys four points clear at the top of the table and will
need a draw or a win in their final match against Malaysia to qualify for the AFC U-16 Championship 2010. Indeed if Laos defeat
Malaysia in their next match on Wednesday, the Qantas Joeys will
qualify not matter what the result of their final match against
Malaysia is on Friday.



The Qantas Joeys started
strongly and had the first chance of the game when midfielder Brodie Paterson
played Jake Monaco through on goal but Malaysian goal-keeper Thinnakone
Souliyamath raced off his line to cut down the angle and deny Paterson.



Laos nearly took the lead in the 22nd minute
when a cross from Lembo Saysana from the right wing took a deflection towards
goal which forced Qantas Joeys goal-keeper Lachlan Tibbles to palm the ball over
the crossbar.



 Shortly
afterwards, a first-time shot from Giancarlo Gallifuoco from the top
of the 18-yard box, after good build up from captain Milos Degenek and Jesse
Makarounas, nearly had the Qantas Joeys in front but a good save from
Souliyamath kept the scores level.



Gallifuoco made no mistake just before
the half-hour mark when he was given
a second opportunity only minutes later after a pin point cross from Jakob
Williams found the striker at the backpost who headed home over the finger tips
of Thinnakone.



Ten minutes from half time, Makarounas had a golden
opportunity to extend the lead but couldn’t hit the target with his header from
directly in front narrowly missing the far post.



The Qantas Joeys doubled
their lead in the shadow of half-time when Makarounas converted his next
opportunity. Alex Cerruto was played down the left hand wing by
Monaco before
cutting the ball back across the face of goal to Makarounas who was waiting at
the back post.   



Laos’ best chance of the half came on the
stroke of half time when Lembo received the ball and turned at the top of the
box. His shot wrong footed Tibbles but narrowly missed the target after taking a
slight deflection.



Opportunities were scarce for both teams early in the
second half with the conditions getting slippery as the rain fell.



The
Qantas Joeys extended their lead in the 70th minute when they
capitalised on a handling error by Thinnakone who fumbled a corner towards his
own goal. Hayden Morton was on hand to tap home the rebound.

 

Paterson nearly made it 4-0 when his shot from well outside the area had the keeper beaten but struck the crossbar, but the midfielder made amends minutes later when his corner was headed home by Connor Chapman.

Qantas Joeys substitutes, Joshua Da Silva and Stevan Ilic had a big impact on the match when they combined twice late in the second half.

Ilic twice beat the off side trap to score two late goals after perfect through balls from Da Silva each time.

Qantas Joeys Head Coach Jean-Paul de Marigny was very pleased with the effort from his squad following the disappointing draw with Malaysia on the weekend.

“The most pleasing thing is that the players are improving and adapting to the style of football we want them to play every game they play,” de Marigny said following the match.

“The movement was better off the ball, there was good interchange in the midfield, they were patient and they waited for the right moment.”

“It’s a long process and it doesn’t happen over the night, they’re young boys so if we can see that we’re taking steps forward and making improvement all the time it’s very rewarding for them and the coaching staff so we’re happy,” concluded de Marigny.

The Qantas Joeys final match of the AFC U-16 Championship will be against Malaysia on Friday afternoon.

Match Details:

Qantas Joeys  6 (Gallifuoco 29’, Makarounas 45’, Morton 70’, Chapman 76’, Ilic 80’/90’,)
Laos                0
Canberra, Australia

Qantas Joeys line-up: 1. Lachlan Tibbles, 2. Samuel Chapple, 4. Connor Chapman, 5. Hayden Morton, 6. Milos Degenek (c), 7. Jake Monaco, 9. Jesse Makarounas (23. Stevan Ilic 73’), 11. Brodie Paterson, 14. Alex Cerruto (37. Luke Remington 79’), 15. Giancarlo Gallifuoco (10. Joshua Da Silva 60’), 16. Jakob Williams

Substitutes Not Used: 3. Andrew Mullett,  8. Yianni Perkatis , 12. Daniel Sadaka, 13. Corey Brown, 20. Kwame Yeboah, 21. Allan Welsh, 24. Kwabena Boahene, 32. Aaron Liddell (gk),

Yellow Cards: Gallifuoco 52’
Red Cards: Nil

Laos line-up: 2. Thinnakone Souliyamath, 3. Phoutthakone Keovongsa, 4. Yulananh Souksavanath, 5. Tiengkham Bounyaxaysy, 7. Chanthaphone Waenvongsoth (15. Southinh Sayalath 59’), 9. Nidnilanh Chanchaleune, 10. Khonesavanh Sihavong (c), 11. Lembo Saysana, 13. Sitthideth Khanthavong (12. Phoutdavy Phommasane 72’), 14. Sengdao Inthilath (16. Samphansay Phoutthakhoun 84’), 18. Anousak Noyvong (gk)

Substitutes Not Used: 1. Phonepaseuth Vongsipasom, 6. Souksakhone Vongsa, 8. Sitthisay Nanthavong, 17. Souksavanh Sisongkham,

Yellow Cards: Sitthideth 23’
Red Cards: Nil

AFC U-16 Championships 2010 (Qualifiers) - Group H
Official Match Schedule
6–16 October 2009
McKellar Park, Canberra, ACT

 

 
 
 
   

Group H

 
 
   

Australia

 
 
   

Malaysia

 
 
   

Laos

 

 
 
 
   

Date

 
   

Fixture

 
   

Kick-off (AEDT)

 
 
   

Tuesday 6 October 2009

 
   

Australia 7:0 Laos

 
   

2:00pm

 
 
   

Thursday 8 October 2009

 
   

Malaysia 0:6 Laos

 
   

2:00pm

 
 
   

Saturday 10 October 2009

 
   

Australia 2:2 Malaysia

 
   

2:00pm

 
 
   

Monday 12 October 2009

 
   

Laos 0:6 Australia

 
   

2:00pm

 
 
   

Wednesday 14 October 2009

 
   

Laos v Malaysia

 
   

2:00pm

 
 
   

Friday 16 October 2009

 
   

Malaysia v Australia

 
   

2:00pm

 

 

AFC U-16 Championships 2010 (Qualifiers) - Group H

              

 
 
 
   

 

 
   

P

 
   

W

 
   

D

 
   

L

 
   

F

 
   

A

 
   

GD

 
   

Pts

 
 
   

Australia

 
   

3

 
   

2

 
   

1

 
   

0

 
   

15

 
   

2

 
   

13

 
   

7

 
 
   

Laos

 
   

3

 
   

1

 
   

0

 
   

2

 
   

6

 
   

13

 
   

-7

 
   

3

 
 
   

Malaysia

 
   

2

 
   

0

 
   

1

 
   

1

 
   

2

 
   

8

 
   

-6

 
   

1

 

QANTAS JOEYS SQUAD

AFC U-16 Championship (Qualifiers)

McKellar Park, Canberra, ACT

6-16 October 2009

 

 
 
 
   

Name

 
   

Institute and/or Club

 
 
   

Kobbie Boahene

 
   

VIS/Altona East JSC

 
 
   

Corey Brown

 
   

QAS/Brisbane City FC

 
 
   

Alex Cerruto

 
   

NSWIS/Marconi Stallions

 
 
   

Connor Chapman

 
   

NSWIS/Sutherland Sharks

 
 
   

Samuel Chapple

 
   

NSWIS/Sutherland Sharks

 
 
   

Joshua Da Silva

 
   

NSWIS/Sutherland Sharks

 
 
   

Milos Degenek

 
   

NSWIS/Blacktown City Demons

 
 
   

Hernan Espindola

 
   

VIS/Brimbank

 
 
   

Giancarlo Gallifuoco

 
   

NSWIS/Sutherland Sharks

 
 
   

Stevan Ilic

 
   

NSWIS/Sutherland Sharks

 
 
   

Aaron Liddell

 
   

Marconi Stallions

 
 
   

Jesse Makarounas

 
   

Football West/Perth SC

 
 
   

Jake Monaco

 
   

SASI/Western Strikers

 
 
   

Hayden Morton

 
   

NSWIS/Sutherland Sharks

 
 
   

Andrew Mullett

 
   

VIS/FC Bulleen Lions

 
 
   

Brodie Paterson

 
   

VIS/Chelsea

 
 
   

Yianni Perkatis

 
   

NSWIS/Marconi Stallions

 
 
   

Luke Remington

 
   

NNSWIS/Macquarie

 
 
   

Daniel Sadaka

 
   

Sutherland Sharks

 
 
   

Lachlan Tibbles

 
   

NSWIS/Marconi Stallions

 
 
   

Abe Wheelhouse

 
   

NNSWIS/Macquarie

 
 
   

Jakob Williams

 
   

ACTAS/Tuggeranong United

 
 
   

Kwame Yeboah

 
   

QAS/Gold Coast

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