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AN UNDERMANNED Inverloch women’s side
made the trip down to Welshpool to face Prom
Fortunately for Inverloch, Prom Coast were
also lacking in players so it was nine-a-side.
Inverloch were quick out of the blocks with
Lucy Simnett netting the first goal for Inverloch
within the opening minutes.
Not long afterwards, a beautiful corner kick
in from Fiona Richardson saw Kat Elliot head a
second goal for Inverloch.
Inverloch continued to dominate with subse-
quent goals from Hayley Koster and Richardson.
The Prom Coast side put up a strong fight
and made several attempts on goal.
Inverloch defender Annette Spinks made
a gallant attempt to save but couldn’t quite
stretch far enough to stop the ball and it rico -
cheted off her foot and into goal for an own goal
for the home side. Inverloch still led 4-1.
Inverloch’s defence was strong, sending any
ball that came their way flying back into Inver-
loch’s attacking half.
Inverloch scored three more goals (Simnett 2,
Koster 1) to lead 7-1 at half time.
It wasn’t until halfway through the second
half that Inverloch scored again Simnett with
another from Koster following.
Richardson scored Inverloch’s 10th goal right
on the final whistle and Inverloch come away
It was well worth the beautiful trip to Welsh-
pool for the Inverloch Stars Under 10s who
were supported with a full team and a great
crowd. Everyone was certainly entertained by
a young group displaying the skills, sportsman-
ship and structures that they have been learn-
ing and practicing all season.
Another highlight was the positive way every-
one welcomed a new player and his family to
the group making him feel part of the team im-
The Stars Men’s Reserves won 10-0 in a sound
display throughout against the Prom Coast men
who were having their first match of the year.
The Stars dominated possession and goal
scoring opportunities in the first half, however
with more cohesion up front in the first half
could have seen a lead greater than 5-0 at half
time. The second half saw the Stars continue
their efforts on goal adding another five before
the full time whistle.
Eddie Halaijian 4, Mark Farmer 3, Joe Lic-
ciardi 2 and Finn Gleeson 1.
The U14s were back in action after a couple
of weeks on the sidelines. It took a little for the
old cohesion to come back with Prom Coast de-
Finally, with the assistance of the wind and a
downhill slope Rex Parini opened the scoring.
He scored four for the day in an exciting dis-
play of poise and balance.
Hugo Norton and Oscar Malcom played some
of their best football for the season in this half
with excellent passing and hardnosed attack on
the ball. Oscar GG was also on the scoreboard
before half time.
In the second half the coaches threw the side
around with many of the defenders sent forward.
Regular defenders Noah Anderson, Jonah Hall
and Hamish Gleeson all clambered to get amongst
the goals. Winger Jack Farmer showed the way
though with a classy goal before Noah Anderson
finally notched up a well taken opportunity.
A goal mouth scramble would see Prom Coast
peg one back in the second half. The final score
ROUND 10 saw the Leongatha Knights travel
to Drouin to take on the mighty Dragons.
Once again the Lady Knights were down play-
ers and suffering from illness with only 12
making an appearance.
It was a brutal, slow start for the Lady Knights
with Drouin scoring a chip goal within the first
With a bright sun and a muddy pitch, the
Lady Knights tried to pick up their game with
newly returned from injury, Tori Martin’s speed
and Izzie Kennedy’s determination key in cut-
ting off Drouin’s offensive attacks.
Unfortunately, Leongatha’s new wonder re-
cruit Bree Endres suffered an ankle injury leav-
ing the Knights with only 10 players briefly be-
fore Evie Bath took to the pitch quickly scoring
an equalising goal.
Despite the persistent efforts of midfielders
Kim Kirkus and Kathy Zacharopoulos, a corner
kick from Drouin left the Lady Knights down
one at half time.
A tough, tactical talk from super coach Peter
Milkins bolstered the Lady Knights’ morale and
second half saw a marked improvement in play
from the away team.
Jordan Rintoule put in a superb effort in the
wing role, scoring twice with assertiveness.
Evie Bath too, went on to score another won-
Midfield wingers Paige Biggs and Xanthe
Bruning were solid in their persistence for pos-
session of the ball. Despite illness, defensive
wing Julie Cato ran down a number of striker
attempts often supported by the always improv-
ing Brielle Cox.
It was two late goals, spurred by a powerful
change in pace by the Lady Knights that saw
Leongatha secure the win.
The return games started this weekend with
the Leongatha Knights Reserves team playing
There was no senior game so two senior play-
ers filled in as the Reserves had eight players out.
The game started with the Knights only able
to field 11 players and in the heavy conditions
the game was going to tire the players out.
Drouin had the luxury of fielding 14 players
and by managing their changes, they ensured
they ran the game out in a far better condition
than the Leongatha team.
During the first 10 minutes the Knights had
total control as shot after shot was sent goal-
ward only for the ball to sail wide, over the top
of the net or into the keeper’s hands.
To top off this domination at the start of the
game, Drouin’s first attack resulted in the ball
being sent through behind the defence and for
a goal to be scored – 0-1.
Patrick (PJ) O’Meara set things straight when
he won the ball in the centre of the ground and
set off in a Maradona-like run that saw him
take on the Drouin defence single handed and
finish with only the keeper to beat. GOAL!
Sam Bainbridge swooped on a deflection soon
after. His shot flashed across the keeper and into
the side netting for the second goal. 2-1.
PJ then duplicated Sam’s shot and slotted the
ball into the net. 3-1. Drouin started to get their
game flowing and realised that whilst the ground
was heavy, good passing could open the defence
up and when they combined a good set of passes
with a final run forward they had the benefit of a
poor tackle and resulting penalty. 3-2.
Leongatha’s final goal of the half came when
Drouin’s inexperienced keeper handled a back
pass inside the penalty box. Indirect free kick!
With Eros and PJ standing over the ball and
deciding what to do, Eros took control and
passed the ball to Pierre on the edge of the box.
His shot went low – for a change – and slipped
into the far net for a well-deserved goal and a
solid lead. 4-2.
Drouin now had the advantage of running
downhill on better ground and when they won a
corner it was well taken with the resultant shot
from the edge of the box hit too hard for Chris
Gale in goal to stop. 4-3.
Chris had a great game in goal and other than
the penalty had been throwing himself around
with sufficient control to ensure that the Drouin
attackers were always second guessing what he
was going to do.
Leongatha was tiring and very grateful when
the referee whistled full time for a hard fought
The Knights have the week off for the school
holidays and then return for both Seniors and
Reserves in Inverloch.
PERFECT weather and perfect day for Mir-
boo North United Football Club as all teams
took full points in the home games against Ko -
The Under 14 team got off to a great start as
Nathan Gilmore scored a trio of goals in the
first 20 minutes of the match.
Korumburra fought back hard and scored
two goals through Curtis Gardner and Joshua
Checkley to only trail by one going into the half
Mirboo North regained momentum and Beau
Kratzat scored another two goals to secure the
win for Mirboo North, 5-2.
Mirboo North’s under 12s took early posses-
sion of the ball and maintained most of the play
in the Korumburra half. Some excellent mid
and back defence from the Mirboo North team
allowed the forwards to play higher but despite
quite a few chances both teams were scoreless
at the half time break.
Mirboo North continued to maintain the play
in the Korumburra half for the majority of the
second half but were still unable to score.
A goal from the penalty spot from Jewel Ken-
dall-Jones was enough to see the team hold on
for a win, Mirboo North 1, Korumburra 0.
Mirboo North’s Women’s team featured some
new players and a determination to continue to
move up the ladder. The contest was hard but both
teams remained scoreless at the half time break.
It continued in to the second half with Haylee
Murphy finding the back of the net in the 80th
minute. Mirboo North held out Korumburra
until the end in a thrilling game, Mirboo North
1, Korumburra 0.
Mirboo North took an early three goal lead de-
spite a strong contest from Korumburra. Good
passing and communication helped the team to
a two-goal lead going into half time but Mirboo
North resolved not to let their guard down.
The second half saw the Mirboo North team
run away with the score as the Korumburra
side looked to run out of legs. In the end great
win for Mirboo North but a score line that
didn’t show how well Korumburra played for
most of the match.
Highlight of the match for City was a ripper
goal from Peter Veltri over the Mirboo North
goalie’s head and into the net. Mirboo North 11,
It was up to the Senior Men to bring home the
final win for the club as the under 16 girls had
the day off with a Korumburra forfeit.
Nicholas Calla scored for Mirboo North but
that was equalled by Korumburra one minute
before the half time break when Aidan Rich-
Nicholas Calla again answered the call in the
second half after applying tape to his boots to
keep them together, and completed his hattrick
in a thrilling win for Mirboo North. Mirboo
North 4, Korumburra 1.
Leongatha Knights and Drouin Dragons players from the Under 8s on Sunday.
Stars big winners
Cruz throws the ball in for Mirboo North
on what was a great day for the club against
Mirboo North wins the lot
Under 10 Mitchel Reed from the Inverloch
Stars charges after the ball.
Round 10 Results
Phillip Island 2 d Wonthaggi 1
Mirboo North 4 d Korumburra 1
Leongatha 6 d Drouin 3
Phillip Island 6 d Wonthaggi 0
Mirboo North 1 d Korumburra 0
Inverloch 10 d Prom Coast 1
Mirboo North 11 d Korumburra 2
Leongatha 4 d Drouin 3
Inverloch 10 d Prom Coast 0
Leongatha 1 d Drouin 0
Phillip Island 9 d Wonthaggi 1
Mirboo North 5 d Korumburra 2
Leongatha 1 d Drouin 0
Phillip Island (2) 8 d Lang Lang 2
Leongatha 3 d Drouin 0
Phillip Island 8 d Wonthaggi 2
Mirboo North 1 d Korumburra 0
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