From the juniors firstly a huge thanks to Tracey who spent hours trying to find players, talk to parents and coaches in an effort to get 5 under 16 teams out on the pitch. With so many players injured, ill, absent it was a nightmare, so a huge thanks to you. Also a huge thanks to all the parents and players who were happy to change plans, teams, or simply double up to make it all happen, and to the coaches for their patience in managing this.
Thanks to the families of Michael Birkett, Zoe and Digby Stannus and Zac Adam-Gedge for taking on the trip to Drouin with short notice. Thanks to Jess, Hayley, and Will for doubling up Friday night, and to Rueben for being prepared to put on the goalie kit.
For those that were injured or ill, we hope you get better soon, for those away, we are looking forward to seeing you back.
The big news of Friday night was the win for the under 16 girls pennant
team. YEAH GIRLS.
The girls have had a rough start to the season and it is awesome to see a win on the board, 1-0 over Altona with the one goal to Jess Grant. Thanks to Caitlin who has stepped in as goalie, and welcome to Cleo who played her first game.
had a dreaded 9.30pm game at Yarra the only bonus being they were lucky to be playing the first night of games on the new pitch, with the Southern team finishing with another draw - 1-1.
Under 16 Mixed Shield had
Amy, Emily, Sam and Trent out, thanks to the pennant players stepped up in to the team - maybe they just didn't want to travel to Drouin? The game at Powerhouse was going to be tough, after powerhouse had drawn with Waverley a few weeks earlier. The first half saw the score 2-1, but the under 14 shield goalie for Powerhouse stepping in with Nic away could not keep up with the Carlin and crew onslaught, he result was a 7-1 win, with the team playing a good passing game.
While at Hawthorn under 14 mixed shield
had a strong 4-0 win over Hawthorn with 2 goals to TJ, with Josie and Laura back for the next game, we can only expect even better things from this crew.
Under 16 Mixed pennant
had a long trip to Drouin. With four players out or playing in shield, it was going to be a tough call, but they worked hard going down 6-4 to Gippsland who had been relegated from Shield. Under 14 Mixed pennant
had a slightly shorter trip to Berwick. A 3-1 win, with Lucien scoring his first ever goal and the boys then celebrated the way they should on international donut day.
Games on Friday night at Farm Rd started with the Under 14 shield girls
playing TEM. Both teams unbeaten, with TEM a higher goal difference. TEM team had two premier league players in their team, but our girls were up to the task and with Molly back from injury and scoring a hat trick the result was a 3-3 draw. Great work girls.
Under 16 south black
played against Mornington. Mornington's first team with state and zone players is a tough call for any 3rd/4th team with the black team going down 0-4.
While at Dendy St the night started with under 14 south
playing St Bede's. Later in the evening Under 16 south red
hosted Dandenong. With availability challenges red's goalie Michael had kindly agreed to go to Drouin for pennant, a kit had been found, and Rueben was prepared to stand in. With all that work something was sure to go awry, and Dandenong arrived without a goalie, forfeiting the game, giving red the 5-0 win.
On Saturday morning at Farm Rd, the Under 12 shield
girls played Brumbies with the might of the southern girls coming through with a 7-1 win. The mixed teams played top of the ladder Camberwell at Farm Rd. The two goalies Ashton and Oliver had a great work out and played great games. Under 12 mixed shield
boys held on well for the first half, with the score 0-0 at half time, but the Camberwell team came out strong after half time, taking the game 5-0. Under 12 mixed pennant
were 0-3 down at half time, the boys did not give up, only conceding one goal in the second half, great work boys. Under 12 south
made their second trip to Berwick in 8 days, they put up a good show against Casey's first of their teams, going down 4-2. The Under 12 pennant girls
had the joy of parking at Monash for their game against Doncaster Gold. The girls held strong, but could not quite get there with a 1-0 win to Donnie.
The under 10 teams played Waverley.
The under 10 boys
went down 3-1 in what Waverley says was a very competitive game, good on you boys for keeping the pressure on, a goal to Charlie Gow. The under 10 girls
score was closer with a 1-0 win to Waverley.