On a warm and dry night, Fraser Park claimed their second win from two games, overcoming Granville Rage 3-1 at home to go a clear second in the table. While the performance may not have been as impressive as their second half effort last week against St. George, there is no doubt that the three points were well earned.
Kevin Oliveira scored a superb volley from a Danny Wilson cross to put Fraser Park up midway through the first half. This was shortly followed by the first half send off of Granville’s captain Daniel Carrozza, following a studs up challenge on Carlo Musumeci. This actually inspired Granville who seemed to take control of the match for a long period. And it wasn’t long before they equalised with Amir Dizdaric picking up a rebound after a Michael Frost save.
Well into the second half, and it was Danny Wilson involved again, as he headed Fraser Park back in front within a couple of minutes of Granville’s equaliser. And it was young Kevin Oliveira the provider this time.
Then to cap off a great night, Kevin Oliveira scored late on with a fine solo run, catching Granville on the counter attack, finishing the move with a massive shot which beat the keep at the near post.
“It was a tough, physical affair”, said David Perkovic. “We knew that Granville would want to respond after last week’s heavy loss and with a few ex Granville faces in the Fraser squad, it was always going to be tight”.
“And credit to Granville. They really dug deep after the send off and they certainly gave it their best shot. Some of their free kicks on the edge of the box caused concern especially with their height”.
The six points from six is welcomed at Fraser although Perkovic is not getting carried away.
“We want to try and make Fraser Park a fortress and it is working so far. We realise that both our games have been at home and we have had a bit of an advantage in that sense, and things can change very quickly. Come the second half of the season, we will have three away in a row and that can make a difference”.
“But it is better to be two from two now, and the six points is what we wanted”.
Fraser Park will host Macarthur Rams on Thursday night at 7pm, in their re-arranged round one match.
Fraser Park FC 3 (Kevin Oliveira 18’, 91’ Danny Wilson 62’) Granville Rage 1 (Amir Dizdaric 60’)