Top Away Performance from 10-man United seals three points! - SUFC 1-5 CUFC

Matthew Brazier's first goals for Christchurch United helped us to an important away victory on Saturday afternoon.

It was a chilly day at Foster Park, but the lads were uneffected as they were on fire! The Rams suffocated Selwyn United early on. David Yoo played the ball across for Brazier, who used his no.9 instincts to get ahead of the defender and put United ahead. just a few minutes later, top scorer Joel Stevens' long-range effort took a deflection off the opposing defender which saw the ball loop over the goalkeeper and in for 2-0.

It was looking very comfortable until Daniel Meyn was sent off for what was deemed a second yellow offence by the linesman who recommended the booking to the referee.

The way United were playing, you would have thought Selwyn United were the team with 10 men on the field. United continued to dominate in the second half. Steven Van Dijk's long pass from keeper sent Brazier through against three defenders, who expertly got past them all and dink it over Selwyn's keeper to score his second and United's third.

SUFC's Liam Coleman capitalised on a sloppy moment at the back for The Rams to pull one back with 20 minutes to play. Captain Joel Stevens responded quickly, ruthlessly punishing a weak parry from Yoo's shot with a devastating finish into the bottom left corner.

The goal of the game, possibly National League Goal of the Week, came shortly after. David Yoo showed some lovely skill to get away from the defender and passed to Thomas Chao. Yoo continued his run into the box, Chao returned it to him and Yoo volleyed it sumptuously into the top left corner. It was a goal that summed up Christchurch United's day. Top class.