VPL 2 Men Match Report: Point shared with Brunswick Juventus

Box Hill United’s Senior Men drew 2-2 against Brunswick Juventus at Wembley Park, in a thrilling match that showcased the team’s determination and competitive spirit.

Despite facing the formidable third-ranked opponents, Pythagoras displayed no signs of fear. Instead, they were visibly inspired and enthusiastic, reflecting their readiness to face tough challenges.

In the first half, Box Hill United launched an intense offence. Michael Romas, who has settled back into the line up after injury, delivered an outstanding performance. Despite facing vigorous physical challenges, Romas maintained excellent attacking form and scored the opening goal of the match, marking his first goal since his return. His ability to navigate through the defence and find the net highlighted his skill and resilience, adding a crucial advantage for Box Hill United early in the game.

Romas with the opener.

Ruben Sanchez Marcano continued to showcase his exceptional attacking prowess by adding another goal to his tally. This goal, a result of a brilliant assist from Agustin Casco, further solidified Box Hill United’s position. From defensive midfield, Casco demonstrated exceptional control and precision by securely holding the ball and delivering a perfect pass to Sanchez Marcano. The Spaniard then executed a lethal strike, extending Box Hill United’s lead to two goals as they headed into halftime with a strong advantage.

Immaculate control by Sanchez Marcano before the goal.

In the second half, Anthony Rizk made significant contributions, particularly in the critical moments. The left-sided player seized opportunities and created numerous scoring chances. Despite several attempts being thwarted by the goalkeeper, Rizk’s relentless efforts were vital in maintaining the team’s momentum. His defensive and offensive plays provided Pythagoras with multiple opportunities to challenge their opponents and strive for victory.

Brunswick Juventus did make a strong comeback, equalising the score with two well-executed goals. Despite Box Hill United’s best efforts to maintain their lead, the match ended in a 2-2 draw.

In a match filled with intense action and remarkable performances, Box Hill United displayed resilience and determination against a strong Brunswick Juventus side.

Oscar Brooks launches the long pass.

The clash, highlighted by Romas’ impressive return, Sanchez Marcano’s brilliant goal, and Rizk’s relentless efforts, demonstrated their ability to compete at a high level.

Although the match ended in a draw, the team’s cohesive play and fighting spirit were evident, promising a bright future and potential victories in the upcoming games.


Match Details:

Box Hill United 2 (Romas 25′, Sanchez Marcano 44′) – Brunswick Juventus 2 (Lazarides 60′, Micallef 65′)


Written by Ziyi (Antonia) Xu

Images credit: Passion Creations