The Community League Men’s Division 5 Redbacks were the only Yass senior team to play on the weekend and it was a good result with the Redbacks recording a 3-0 win over Yarabi FC at Palmerston. Jordan Spark scored the Redbacks first goal in the 27th minute, before Mitch Darmody doubled Yass’ lead in the 39th minute for Yass to take a 2-nil lead into half-time.

Alex Gomersall celebrating his 100th game for Yass earlier this month

Yass’ Sebastian Young was shown a yellow card in the 56th minute, before Yarabi’s Saabiq Zaman scored an own goal in the 71st minute to give the CLM5 Redbacks a 3-nil lead and comfortable win.

Jordan Spark received the Player’s Player award for his early goal which was the catalyst for the Redbacks to go on and win. Redbacks Coach Ryan Betts said the Community League Men’s Division 2 side had to forfeit on the weekend, making the CLM5 game the sole Redbacks game on the weekend.

“The CLM2 side had to forfeit on the weekend due to a lack of players,” Betts said.

The State League Women’s Division 4 side also didn’t play on the weekend due to a scheduled bye.
Fortunately, this weekend, all three Redback senior sides are back in action. The fifth-placed CLM5 Redbacks will take on the seventh-placed Woden Valley at 11am at Walker Park, while the third-placed CLM2 Redbacks will come up against the fifth-placed Gungahlin United at 1pm at Bonner Fields, with both games on Saturday.

For the women, the fifth-placed SLW4 side will take on second-placed Lanyon United at Walker Park at 2pm on Sunday.

Good luck to all three sides returning to the pitch this weekend.

Tim Warren