Central's Jay Stevens boots downfield against United in A grade soccer last weekend.
Central's Jay Stevens boots downfield against United in A grade soccer last weekend.

Sumner impresses for United in return from suspension



KEEP your eye on a young man named Adam Sumner who was impressive in United's 0-0 Gladstone Soccer Federation First Division draw with Central White at Sun Valley Park on Saturday.

The 15-year-old was industrious in the midfield for United, with an eye-catching display against an experienced Central White outfit.

In his first match back from a threegame suspension, Sumner teamed up with another youngster Lewis Collocott to cause plenty of problems for Central White's defence.

"It was nice to play well in my first game back,'' Sumner said.

"I thought we were competitive and Central White played well, I think a draw was a fair result.''

Sumner has won many admirers in his debut Gladstone First Division season and the man himself has been pleased with his own form.

"The season has gone all right for us so far and it's great to be playing in the first division,'' he said.

"It has been good to play a part in a few wins this year and hopefully we can keep it going.''

Central White would have been happy with the point and were well-served by striker Jay Stevens, Anthony King, Craig Handyside and Pierre Fermier.

Both goalkeepers had relatively quiet afternoons, but an outstanding double save in the dying stages of the match by United stopper Dominic Padron earned his team a point.

Yaralla returned to the winners' list, scoring an entertaining 3-2 win over Wolves at Yaralla.

Peter Scholes scored twice for the home team who pick up their fourth win of the season, while Valleys remain on top of the table after a crushing 5-0 win over Central White. In the round's other match, Clinton scored a 2-1 over their clubmates Clinton Grubs.

Steve Ralph and Matthew Finlay scored for the winners, while Jason Barker got the Grubs' goal.

The win keeps the Grubs in second spot on the First Division ladder behind Valleys.



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