Christchurch United didn’t win the important game against league leaders Selwyn United. After a 4-1 loss, the gap between number 2 Christchurch United and number 1 Selwyn United, is now 8 points.
At a nice and sunny Christchurch Football Centre, Christchurch United started the game off strong and looked dangerous with a few low crosses into the box of Selwyn United, but after 10 minutes it were the league leaders that opened the score. A high ball wasn’t estimated accurate by the Christchurch United defence, which saw captain Dan Ede going 1 on 1 with goalkeeper Lew Gordon, who couldn’t stop Ede from scoring.
A little bit further into the first half, Christchurch United helped Selwyn United even more, after giving the ball away close to the box. Attacker Ede went 1 on 1 with Lew Gordon and again didn’t fail to score. Although Christchurch United had most of the possession, they couldn’t create any big chances, which saw Selwyn going into the half-time break leading 2-0.
The second half didn’t see a lot of differences with the first half. Where Christchurch United controlled the ball and looked to create chances to score a goal, Selwyn United scored the 3-0, again after Ede got the ball of the Christchurch United defence, to complete his hat-trick.
In the remaining time, Christchurch United kept trying to come closer to the league leaders, but a 4th Selwyn goal saw that becoming almost impossible. In the final minutes of the game, Mike O’Connor scored the only goal for Christchurch United, after a lob over the goalkeeper.
Christchurch United has still 9 games to play in the Canterbury Championship League, which means everything is possible. The next game is coming weekend, against Burwood, at 2.30pm at Clare Park.
Other Senior Results:
Christchurch United Reserves 1 – 5 Selwyn United
Christchurch United Pressies 1 – 1 HU Lincoln
Christchurch United Cows 5 – 1 HSOB