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Brisbane Roar lead after first day of play finishes at Australian Powerchair Football Club National Championships

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With the first day of competition completed at the Australian Powerchair Football Club National Championships at Mt Druitt’s Kevin Betts Stadium, the Brisbane Roar sit at the top of the ladder with three wins while the Central Coast Mariners and Western Sydney Wanderers are second with a pair of wins each.

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The Roar’s first win was a 1 – 0 defeat of Central Coast Mariners.  Their second game was against Sydney FC, whom they crushed 5 – 0.  Their final game of the day was against the  Newcastle Jets, which they kept close and won by 1 – 0.

 

The Central Coast Mariners opened with a loss against the Roar.  They rebounded back in their second game to beat Melbourne City Powerchair Football Club 6 – 0.  Their last game of the day was the highest scoring one of the day.  The Mariners beat Sydney FC 7 – 2.

 

Unlike some of the other teams in the competition, the Western Sydney Wanderers only played two games on opening day. The Western Sydney Wanderers opened their championship run with a 2 – 1 victory against Sydney FC.  Their second game of the day saw them beat Melbourne City 3 – 0.

 

 

Play continues tomorrow at 9:00 AM local time at Kevin Betts Stadium.  The opening match of the day sees the Western Sydney Wanderers take on the Newcastle Jets.  The second game sees Melbourne City play Sydney FC at 10:00 AM.  The third match gets underway at 11:00 AM between the Newcastle Jets and Central Coast Mariners.  At noon, the Brisbane Roar play Western Sydney.  The fifth match of the day involves Newcastle taking on Sydney FC at 1:00 PM.  An hour later, Western Sydney plays the Central Coast.  Play for the day wraps up at 3:00 PM when Melbourne City take on the Brisbane Roar.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2527 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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