Fraser Park moved equal top in Super League with a 1-1 draw in a rescheduled round one fixture against Macarthur Rams last Thursday night, in front of an excellent crowd.
This was a game which delivered one of the best individual goals, seen from any player at Fraser Park, for many years. It started with a Fraser Park defender clearing a corner from Macarthur, and in a swift counter attack Wassim Hijazi received the ball midway inside his own half. He ran past several defenders before unleashing a swerving shot from approximately 30m. The Rams keeper could only look on as the ball hit the back of the net.
The goal was well deserved after the team captain Paulo Oliveira had an earlier penalty attempt saved by the Macarthur goalkeeper.
Macarthur Rams had gone into an early lead after just three minutes, Stefan Donevski getting his second goal of the season, when he delicately chipped Michael Frost. Donevski was always dangerous, and was an ongoing threat to the Fraser Park defence.
In the second half, chances for both teams were few. Although Michael Frost was again at his best when he denied Macarthur two clear cut chances.
The 1-1 draw keeps both sides undefeated with Fraser Park now second on the table, with an away game scheduled against Sydney University next weekend.
Fraser Park 1 (Wassim Hijazi 41’) v Macarthur Rams 1 (Stefan Donevski 3’)