Connor on target for Pararoos

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Albany's Connor Moseley, back, celebrates a goal with teammate Daniel Campbell.
Camera IconAlbany's Connor Moseley, back, celebrates a goal with teammate Daniel Campbell. Credit: Pararoos

Emerging Albany soccer star Connor Moseley shone in the Pararoos’ dominant 5-0 win over Canada on Saturday, in their first game on Australian soil since 2000.

A talented striker making his eighth national appearance, Moseley scored in both halves of their clash at Cromer Park in New South Wales to finish with a double alongside teammate Ben Roche.

The Pararoos sprung out of the blocks, hammering several shots at goal before Moseley helped break the deadlock 10 minutes in when he struck a low, driven shot across goal.

The shot escaped the grasp of the Canadian keeper and found Daniel Campbell at the back post, who tucked home the first goal of the game. Moseley netted the home side’s third goal in after a pinpoint strike from long range just before half-time.

He had threatened to score all game and finally put his name on the scoresheet after a driving run across the box and a low shot off his left foot that found the back of the net.

Moseley scored his second of the day with an emphatic strike from the top of the box to help secure the convincing win.

It was a successful outing for the Year 10 Bethel Christian School student in the national men’s team for athletes with cerebral palsy, played in front of a healthy crowd.

The 16-year-old scored has now scored six goals in eight matches for the Pararoos.

The Pararoos are building towards the IFCPF Nations Championships to be held in Spain in June next year.

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