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GIPPSLAND SOCCER LEAGUE
Drouin 1 lt Phillip Island 11, Korumburra 2 lt
Lang Lang 5, Inverloch 5 d Mirboo North 0
South Division Scoreboard
Drouin 0 lt Phillip Island 12, Korumburra 0 lt
Lang Lang 5, Inverloch 2 lt Mirboo North 0
Inverloch 0 lt Mirboo North 4
Inverloch 3 lt Mirboo North 4
Drouin 1 lt Phillip Island 3
Under 15 Girls
ROUND 3; Sunday, May 7: Senior Mens:
Korumburra v Wonthaggi
Phillip Island v Leongatha
Mirboo North v Drouin
Lang Lang, Inverloch BYE
Drouin 0 drew Phillip Island 0, Korumburra 9 d
Lang Lang 3, Inverloch 3 d Mirboo North 1,
Wonthaggi 3 d Prom Coast 0
IT TURNED out to be a great day by the time
the Inverloch seniors took to the pitch to play
Mirboo North at 3.00pm on Sunday and the
Stars were shining from the off.
Gene Parini and Stuart Hutchison were mar-
shalling the midfield and providing the oppor-
tunity for Gerson Pacheco and Tim Thornby to
attack down the left and right hand sides.
Thornby releasing, Michael McLean down the
left, who put in an inch-perfect cross to allow
San Oo to start the scoring for the Stars.
The Stars controlled the game with Patrick
Gilbert and Denis Landron guiding the defence
and snuffing out any attack from Mirboo North
throughout the first half; but weren’t able to
make their dominance pay until San Oo scored
just before half time, squeezing the ball in from
a tight angle.
The second half started with the Stars seem-
ing even more confident than they had in the
first half. They played some magnificent foot-
ball: crisp, accurate passing carved up the Mir-
boo North team for the Stars’ third goal.
Starting from defence, some majestic pass-
ing between James Bremner, Thornby and
McLean lead to another beautifully taken goal
by San Oo.
Anthony Collins’ strength on the ball and
reading of the game added an additional weap-
on to the Stars’ arsenal and he scored a won-
derful debut goal, chipping the unfortunate
Mirboo North keeper from 35 yards.
Another flowing move from the Stars, start-
ing on the right with Aaron Fraser, ended with
a fantastic header from Jordan Thomas. At
5-nil the Stars maintained control in the clos-
The Inverloch Stars reserves were confident
off the back of last week’s game and started the
game off strongly against Mirboo North.
The Stars dominated the first half, but Mir-
boo North played well and at half time it was
2-1 to the Inverloch Stars.
The Stars started strongly again in the second
half, but the day was all about Mark Farmer
who bathed himself in glory with a hat trick to
ensure the win for the Stars. It was a great team
performance, but Farmer’s ability to put the
chances away really made the difference.
He was ably supported with goals from Aaron
Fraser, Joe Licciardi and Eddy Halaijian. The
Stars finished the game 7-4 winners.
Both teams attacked early but were unable
to get a score on the board until 35 minutes
thanks to a great shot from Nikki Alford and a
fumble from Mirboo North’s keeper.
Mirboo North responded with a run for goal
but Gabby Harris made the save.
Inverloch make a couple of more attempts at
goal but are unable to add to their lead before
A handball from Mirboo North’s defence saw
Sarah Cantwell take a beautiful free kick for In-
verloch which flew straight past the keeper and
into the net. Inverloch lead 2-0.
Mirboo North and Inverloch both made sev-
eral more attempts at goal but both keepers
remained strong, Inverloch won 2-0.
In a match between two quality outfits, Inver-
loch dominated possession and the shot count
in the first half, yet an inaccurate Invy struggled
to pull apart the well organised Mirboo North
Despite Maverick Matheson’s leadership and
coolness from the back, Inverloch went behind
0-1 through a nice Mirboo North counterattack
A change of game plan at the break saw goals
from Inverloch’s front three Liam, Toby and
Luca G. Inverloch, who were looking in con-
trol, were victim to a late hat-trick from Mirboo
North’s clinical striker as the young Inverloch
defensive structure fell apart.
Final score: Inverloch 3 – Mirboo North 4.
It was a very spirited first half and with Jack
Farmer dominating the midfield. It didn’t take
long before Hugo Norton slotted the first goal.
Inverloch’s defence held up well with Angus
Guliver and Rex Parini clearing the ball well
from defence with the next goal slotted by Jack
The second half was a more even affair with
both teams battling well. Inverloch’s defence
was challenged repeatedly but great work by
Alexis Van Oss and Oscar Malcolm and some
brilliant saves by Hugo Norton kept Inverloch
in front. With Mirboo North pressing the third
goal was taken impressively by James Gilbert
to seal the win 3–1.
Coach Luke Wilkinson was impressed by the
defenders’ organisation and protecting the goal-
“I really noticed how great our passing and
team play was in the defence and midfield. We
will work on doing more passing with our for-
wards going towards goal.”
A fabulous team effort meant Inverloch Stars
were able to score at regular intervals without
one player dominating the score card and a
couple of exciting goals and play making from
Mirboo North made for a great game.
Under 15 girls
Inverloch Stars Under 15 girls had a slow
start against a very strong Mirboo North team
who scored six goals in the first half, includ-
ing a penalty almost saved by Tiffany Blossom
Matheson, who saved goal after goal the entire
game, despite it being only her second time as
goalie. Mirboo North had the skills, but the
Stars increased their opposition, with some
tremendous work by the midfield and defence.
Orana Lynch scored the Stars only goal after
a great run through the centre and the game
finished 1/9 in favour of Mirboo.
KORUMBURRA City Soccer club held its first home
game for the season against Lang Lang United on Sunday.
Kicking off in style, the Under 14 squad opened the
day’s games with a handy 8 to 3 win.
Korumburra players shared the goals around, Riley
Olden netting 3, Julien Rosse 2, Julio Decarlo, Har-
rison Clark and Liam Richards each scoring 1.
City’s Under 16s managed their first win for some
time. It was smiles all round for the mixed boys/girls
side taking a convincing 4 to 0 victory. Coach Joe Vel-
tri couldn’t have been happier. Lang Lang were right in
the game but couldn’t get the ball past Burra’s keeper
Joel Findlay. Korumburra’s Aiden Hall managed a
hat trick, netting 3 fantastic goals and a goal assist to
Riley Olden late in the game. Korumburra’s defence
of Kieran Lewis, Amelia Hurst, Zeth Austin and Da-
kota Decarlo stood tall continually feeding midfielders
Aaron Lopez-Freeman, Peter Veltri and Estelle Rosse
who in turn pushed the ball on to the attackers Hall
The Under 12s managed their second win of the
season, two from two for the well- oiled machine.
Coach Graham Beech after the game: “Really pleased
with the Under 12 team today not because they won
by so much. They played as a team, played their po -
sitions and backed each other up. Quick throw ins
and some fantastic through balls. Well done team.”
A 9-3 win proving that they are a team to be
watched this season, multiple goal scorers, Decarlo,
Richards, Rosse and Clark shared the spoils. Mid-
fielders and defenders had plenty of the ball and
shared around accurate kicks with pin point accu-
racy passes. Fern Hurst played an outstanding game
in defence taking on much bigger opponents and
winning the ball.
The Reserves fought hard but were unable to take the
win from Lang Lang, a 2-5 loss. Aidan Richards scored
both Burra’s goals. Highlight of the match was a spectacu-
lar save by Korumburra’s keeper Michael Smith, a super-
fast reaction deflecting a rocketing ball over the cross bar.
The Women’s tried hard up against Lang Lang ending
the match with a 0-5 loss. Injuries came thick and fast for
Korumburra who looked slow compared to the fast paced
attackers from Lang Lang.
Three Korumburra players left the pitch injured
and sat out the remainder of the game. Korumburra,
missing some key players from last winning team
just couldn’t get through Lang Lang’s tough defence,
whereas Lang Lang made the most of a rapid start sol-
idly scoring four in the first half with one from an own
goal off Korumburra’s defence during a corner kick.
Korumburra ended the first half with Eve Geddes suf-
fering a hard hit from a ball to the face knocking her
to the ground. Korumburra regrouped at half time and
stepped up the pace early, inspired by a fantastic save
from keeper Treen Stoel, but it wasn’t to be Burra’s
day as many shots just didn’t find the net.
The Seniors game was close most of the match with
Lang Lang hitting the net first and continuing to hold off
a very determined Korumburra side.
A 2-5 loss to the home side who were in with a chance
to draw or win but instead conceded two late goals.
It wasn’t to be Korumburra’s day as Lang Lang relent-
lessly attacked for the whole 90 minutes.
Burra’s keeper Adam Richards excelled in goals sav-
ing many shots. By far the best game played by the two
rivals and in a pleasingly good spirit.
Next week Korumburra City are at home to Wonthaggi
United with Under 12s, Under 15 Girls, Under 16, Wom-
en’s and Seniors teams playing.
WONTHAGGI United Under 10s were at home to
Prom Coast for the first time the two teams have ever
played each other.
What a great game it was.
United have been working on players in different
positions in training and close control and first touch
and the players’ improvement has been fantastic.
This combined with using the wings more and ex-
ploiting space the players are enjoying playing on a
The game against Prom Coast was a credit to
both teams. Both teams have lots of children new
to the game.
Round 2 of senior women’s soccer saw the Wolves
host the Pirates at home and much to the delight to all
the players the sunshine was in abundance.
Wonthaggi was out of the blocks early with some
crisp passing and run down the wings which opened
up the corridor for many opportunities on goal
Key moments during the game for Wonthaggi meant
at half time they were able to enjoy a comfortable lead.
Beginning the second half Prom Coast was not to be
outdone, never giving an inch but Wonthaggi’s resolve
saw them running out eventual winners.
A spirited game and a respect for one another saw
plenty of sporting gestures - a game well played by
Stars shine against
James Bremner in action for the Stars in the Seniors.
Korumburra City’s Aidan Hall scoring his third goal of his Sunday hat trick in the Under
16s 4-0 win against Lang Lang United. Photo: Dave Hurst.
City’s juniors shine
United welcome the Pirates
Wonthaggi United Under 10s Tania Mason,
and Isabelle Wells, right, move in on their
Prom Coast opponent.
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