Home' South Gippsland Sentinel-Times : May 29th 2018 Contents PAGE 52 - THE SOUTH GIPPSLAND SENTINEL-TIMES, TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018
ON A glorious autumn afternoon, Wonthaggi
United welcomed Korumburra City and the
visitors prevailed 5-1 in the men, but the home
team were too strong in the women’s match.
From the outset Korumburra made use of a
one-player advantage in the men’s game and
knocked the ball around well.
Wonthaggi was resilient in defence stopping
attack after attack and used the pace of their at-
tacking duo to good effect, creating some good
April Htoo was a constant threat to the Burra
goal, with his lightening pace, however it was
Burra’s passing game that unlocked the first
goal. An excellent link up play between Tom
Sorrell, Daniel Lloyd and Aiden Richards cre-
ated the opening for Tom to slot home the first
of the game.
Burra continued to boss the midfield and a
few minutes later Richards was through and
put it cleanly past the keeper.
As the half time whistle blew it was Burra 2
As the second half went on and players
tired, more opportunities developed for Bur-
ra. Hayden Smith stepped up with two won-
derful long range strikes from the edge of
the area giving the Wonthaggi keeper Simon
Haines no chance.
Midway through the second half, April Htoo got
a deserved conciliation goal after riding a tackle
from the Burra defensive line to squeeze the ball
past cagey Phil Richards in the Burra goal.
As the light got low, it was Burra’s Daniel
Lloyd who put the icing on the cake for a well-
deserved Burra win by scoring another well-
Although the Burra women’s side lost, there
are good signs moving forward. City competed
very well, despite two players withdrawing from
the game early due to injuries but Wonthaggi
recorded a 3-1 win.
Wonthaggi were missing Jazmin and Olivia
due to injury took to the field with only one sub.
The home side dominated early but were
thwarted by the Korumburra keeper.
Korumburra’s back four, Amber Cull, Jodie
Olden, Rose Hurst and Jess Halkett were fan-
tastic repeatedly stopping attacks.
Wonthaggi’s keeper Kylie was strong and her
defensive line up was not letting anything in.
Beautiful long kicks from Una were perfectly
placed for the Wonthaggi attackers, who missed
several opportunities to score. Late in the first
half Wonthaggi striker Alycia M scored and
Wonthaggi headed to the half time break con-
fident with a 1-0.
In the second half, after a pep talk by coach
Halkett, Korumburra attacked constantly but
shots went straight at the keeper.
Wonthaggi responded in defence with Amy
and Ailsa in top form.
New to the role, midfielder Meg was amazing,
working tirelessly with the assistance of Mel
and the use of the wings.
Wonthaggi had several more opportunities.
Late in the second half Dietmar wanted a
change, swapping forwards and keepers to cre-
ate a new look Wonthaggi team.
With the change up, Alycia M from the wing
scored another goal, taking the scores to 2-0.
Finally, perseverance saw a ball in the net
through a great never give up effort from
With the scores at 2-1 the game slowed slight-
ly, until a brilliant chip over the keeper’s head
gave new striker Alecia B her second goal of the
season and Wonthaggi a 3-1 victory.
“At the end of the day I cannot fault our en-
deavour, hustle, and never give up attitude,
each game there is improvement,” Korumburra
coach Halkett said afterwards.
Korumburra hit the pitch with a depleted
side, some talented players out. Once more
some under 14 Korumburra players filled the
void and played their hardest.
Wonthaggi showed their might and relent-
Joey McNeil had an outstanding game in
goal, brilliantly saving many shots on goal by
Curtis Gardner played exceptionally well as-
sisting Jaxon Checkley who managed to find
the net for Korumburra on two occasions.
It was an impressive win for the Wonthaggi
U16s who have had a tough start to the season
due to a lack of numbers.
Fielding only 10 players the Wonthaggi team
pushed early opening scoring form the first
Scoring five goals in a stand out perfor-
mance, Paul Fitzgerald was on fire. Two more
from Jack Donohue and one extra from Char-
lie McDonald saw Wonthaggi take their first
win of the season in a very comfortable fash-
ion 8-2 .
Under 16 Girls
Due to low numbers the under 16 girls played
a great friendly game against Wonthaggi on a
All girls put in practice the skills they have
Dakota Decarlo showed amazing dedication af-
ter a huge game in the Women’s and also having
already played Under 16 mixed earlier in the day.
A real credit to the fast-paced talented
Wonthaggi scored three goals including two
Charli and Laura were wonderful defenders
and Milly was an excellent goalie.
Korumburra Under 12s team had their best
game to date, showing a much better structure
during the game against Wonthaggi.
For most of the game both teams competed
evenly with Wonthaggi scoring the first goal fol-
lowed by Korumburra scoring a great team goal
finished off by Will Roberts.
Strong defence by Korumburra kept the score
to 1-1 at half time. Korumburra started the
second half strongly with Zane Brady scoring
quickly to give them the lead.
Korumburra had a number of opportunities
to score, but couldn’t quite get it into the net.
Korumburra tired and Wonthaggi took ad-
vantage kicking the next three goals to win 4-2.
Great defence again from City’s Pat Morris in
goal, Fern Hurst and Tom Veltri. An outstand-
ing effort in the forward line from Will Roberts.
Round 6 Results
Phillip Island 6 d Warragul 1
Mirboo North 4 d Leongatha 3
Inverloch 2 d Lang Lang 1
Korumburra 5 d Wontahggi 1
Phillip Island 3 d Warragul 0
Leongatha 9 d Mirboo North 3
Inverloch 3 d Lang Lang 0
Drouin 5 d Prom Coast 1
Wonthaggi 3 d Korumburra 1
Mirboo North 3 d Leongatha 2
Inverloch 2 d Lang Lang 0
Wonthaggi 8 d Korumuburra 2
Leongatha 4 drew Mirboo North 4
Wonthaggi 3 d Korumburra 0
Leongatha 2 drew Mirboo North 2
Drouin 9 d Prom Coast 0
Leongatha 5 d Mirboo North 1
Phillip Island 6 d Phillip Island (2) 1
Inverloch 4 d Lang Lang 2
Wonthaggi 4 d Korumburra 2
THE Inverloch Stars’ senior team welcomed
back Barry Farrell and Marco Orr from injury
and fielded a strong team against Lang Lang at
The game started well for the Stars who had
most of possession and chances in the first 25
minutes but couldn’t find the back of the net.
Lang Lang scored after 30 minutes, hitting
the Stars on the break.
The Lang Lang winger showed the defenders
a clean pair of heels and finished coolly in the
corner to make it 1-0 against the run of play.
The Stars continued to dominate but didn’t
find the net until the second half.
It was San Oo who finished off a neat move to
draw the scores level. Further Stars’ pressure led
to a handball in the box and Farrell stepped up
to convert the penalty to make it 2-1 to the Stars.
Lang Lang threw everything at the Stars in the
last 20 minutes to try and find the equaliser but
the Stars hung on for a well-fought victory.
The Inverloch Stars reserve team hosted a
physical Lang Lang team and came away with a
A great goal in the first half by Kai Jamieson
was a just reward for the Stars’ dominant play.
Another goal in the second half secured the win.
A great win for the Inverloch Stars U12s. The
4-2 scoreline did not indicate the tight nature
of the contest.
Lang Lang went ahead first with a well taken
opportunity against the run of play.
Once settled, Inverloch came back with three
first half goals from striker Jack Farmer.
The Stars’ Max Davis then pinched a cheeky
goal early in the first half to give Inverloch some
breathing space before Lang Lang threw every-
thing forward in search of a goal.
Lucas Halden pouched a cracking long range
shot to bring Lang Lang closer but it would not
enough. Finn Wilkinson, Ari Spruhan, Harvey
Green and Hugo Norton all did some terrific work
for the Stars and Tom Marriot had a great debut.
Inverloch Stars’ Mitchell Reid charges down the ground in the Under 10 match.
Lang Lang push Stars
City win men’s game, United the ladies
Korumburra U16 players move the ball around the pitch. Photo: Milly Hurst.
Action from the men’s game that Korumburra City won 5-1.
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