A hatrick to Wassim Hijazi was the highlight of Fraser Park’s win over St George as the home side took all three points in a 3-2 win.
With the fixtures being reversed on Friday due to floodlight difficulties at St George Stadium, it was Fraser Park who hit the ground running, Hijazi getting on the scoresheet as early as the first minute. His pace caught out the Saints defence, though Hijazi still had some work to do, scoring from a tight angle.
St George recovered and worked towards an equaliser, and though Fraser Park keeper Michael Frost denied Sam Messam once, the tall striker drew the Saints level with a strong drive under Frost, just after the half hour.
But ten minutes after the break, Hijazi put Fraser ahead for the second time, shooting across Daniel Nash into the far corner.
Within ten minutes it was 3-1, Hijazi again to the fore, slamming in from close range.
The points looked safe, and despite a very late goal to Marwan Aman, a long range strike over Frost, it was Fraser Park who claimed a well earned victory.
“It was a tough win”, stated Fraser Park’s David Perkovic, “but we made it tough on ourselves too, with that late goal. We really invited the pressure onto ourselves at the end.
“St George were probably in a better situation than us, with that first game under their belts. But we were very hungry to play, even more so after last week’s game was postponed”.
“Our overall performance was good, although we were a little afraid to open up, once we scored our first and we wanted to protect ourselves at the back a little bit too much. And of course, they got a very good equaliser. But we definitely dominated the second half and played some good football in patches”.
Fraser Park will now host Granville, who were thumped 5-0 by Bankstown Berries, in a round 4 clash at Fraser Park on Saturday 31st March at 7pm...