Where football is concerned, we didn’t quite get the result we set out to achieve against Adelaide Comets Football Club in Whyalla for the Regional Round, but the club was warmly received in the Spencer Gulf town.
It was a round that saw Adelaide City put on a dominant display of possession and attacking football in the first half with an early goal straight out the text book of Anthony Costa. For the second week running we placed ourselves in the lead during the early stages of the game and were unable to further capitalize on a number of other chances. Put simply, the Black and White created chances, but couldn’t find that cutting edge to put more in the back of the net. Andreas Wiens would soon respond to Costa’s early goal and later seal the win for them in the early stages of the second half, giving Comets a 2-1 victory and top of the table bragging rights after Round 4 of the season.
The Adelaide City squad coached by Damian Mori also ran a number of training sessions with the local aspiring young footballers. The children were presented custom Adelaide City Football Club kits to celebrate the occasion. These young little zebras would then have their favorite Adelaide City personalities autograph their kits. Football Director Fred Lenzi expressed that “For us [Adelaide City Football Club], a big part of football has always been to give back to the community and engage with the future stars of the game”.
Whilst we didn’t win Round 4, it is fair to say that we have formed a positive ongoing relationship with the City of Whyalla. Club President Alf Ianniello and Coach Mori presented Mayor Tom Antonio with a framed commemorative Adelaide City Football Club stylized shirt which will be placed on the walls of the council chambers.
Adelaide City Football Club thanks the City of Whyalla for its wonderful hospitality and looks forward to bringing highest standard of football to regional South Australia for many years to come.