The veranda at 14 Oakley St, Manly.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The pool house can also be used as guest quarters, a home office or a teenage retreat.Ms Elliott, who plans to stay in the area, said the verandas were a great place to relax, no matter what the weather was like.“You can always sit outside, whether there’s sunshine or shade,” she said. She said the home was a great gathering place, especially at Christmas time. The swimming pool at 14 Oakley St, Manly.Ms Elliott said the chairs at the kitchen bench were used daily by her children when they came home from school, tucking into some afternoon tea and later their school homework.“It was a great spot as I could be in the kitchen and keep an eye on them at the same time,” she said.“This is a beautiful old house to bring children up — it’s a super package on two lots with separate titles.” The home at 14 Oakley St, Manly.Angela Elliott’s family has lived at 14 Oakley St for 24 years and has made the decision to downsize.With three children who have all grown up, Ms Elliott said the post-war property would be ideal for another family with children.Ms Elliott said the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home had undergone some renovations over the years.“We added a swimming pool, back deck and a pool house,” she said.“This home has been a great entertaining house. We often have friends over.” One of the four bedrooms at 14 Oakley St, Manly.Ray White Manly selling agent Richard Myers said the fabric of the streetscape had historically lent itself to narrow 405sq m lots. “With this being on 810sq m with two titles, we will find that examples such as this will become even more highly desirable in the future once all of the larger blocks have been subdivided,” Mr Myers said. The home is close to public transport, shops and schools.
The young University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (1-4-0) hopes to get back on track this week.After falling to Rutgers last Friday and losing twice on their last road trip, the Badgers are preparing for another tough East Coast team to come to Madison.Although Wisconsin currently starts four freshmen, the new players are beginning to play well together, which began to show in their Big Ten opener last week against Rutgers.“We made great strides last week going into the Rutgers game. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the result, but the performance was better, and we are looking for continued improvement this week,” Wisconsin head coach John Trask said.The strong back line of St. John’s will also test the Badgers’ offense. If UW wants to try to attack the defense, they will have to match the intensity of the road team.“They’re a program that believes in hard work and intensity,” Trask said. “We’ve got to, hopefully, at least compete at their level if not more.”The Badgers demonstrated they have the intensity to play a full 90 minutes in last week’s game when they fought and scored a tying goal in the 88th minute.On top of the intensity that St. John’s will bring, they have always been an organized and disciplined team. That makes it all the more important that Wisconsin possesses the ball cleanly and makes smart decisions in their attack to create gaps and opportunities to score.Trask is trying to have the team play cohesively, which is noticeable on the offensive end so far.Offensively, freshman forward Mark Segbers and another freshman forward, Tom Barlow, have been on the same page, scoring six goals combined so far this season. In the last game, the two scored both goals on through balls that allowed them to get behind the defenders.“Two balls through last week changed the game with their pace and their technique,” senior defender David Caban said.Not only are those two guys quick, but they also have the chemistry from playing club soccer together in Missouri for many years.“Our biggest advantage is in our frontrunners, Mark [Segbers] and Tom [Barlow],” redshirt junior Carl Schneider said. “We have a ton of speed, and defenses have trouble working with their chemistry and their speed.”The Badgers know their advantage lies up front with the young speedsters, so the team will attempt to find a way to get the ball to the players with opportunities to score. Expect UW to push the midfielders up field and pressure St. John’s defensive line.It hasn’t just been the offense that has been steadily improving. The Badgers’ defense has been working better together as the season continues.Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Casey Beyers had an impressive showing last weekend against Rutgers with nine saves, and he will want to have another good game against St. John’s this weekend to keep Wisconsin in the game.Wisconsin will try to wear them down on both the offensive and defensive ends to get more opportunities.“They’ll definitely be an organized team,” Caban said. “In past years, they’ve always been well organized, well disciplined; they will be hard to play through. If we can make one more play than they can, that’s all we need.”The organization of a team like St. John’s can frustrate opponents, but Wisconsin intends on keeping their composure and constantly attacking if they want opportunities.On the defensive end, the Badgers are focusing on making more plays that will give them more chances on the offensive end and make life easier on Beyers.“Last game, we felt like we left the other team off the sideline way too much, and this week, we are focusing on pinning them to a side, winning the ball and going [up field] from there,” Schneider said.The Badgers have given up 11 goals in five games this season, indicative of the inconsistency of the starting lineup and many new faces getting adjusted to the system.As the defense comes together, Wisconsin expects better results that will put the Badgers back in the win column.Wisconsin takes on St. John’s at 7 p.m. Friday at the McClimon Complex.