Match Reports

It was a positive set of results for the Youth Boys last Saturday picking up three wins and two defeats against Bonnyrigg White Eagles at the Furnace.


U13 Boys | South Coast Flame 4 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 0

Another positive result for the boys today, coming away with a 4-0 victory against a physical opposition.

We once again started well but putting the ball in the back of the net early in games from great opportunities is our problem.

Once we did, a long-range curling lob from Dylan Rodrigues, we settled down and started playing some attractive football.

At times we need to be a little better with our decision making but that hopefully will come as the season progresses. We then took a 2-0 advantage after some great work from Lucas Tancevski and Dylan Rodrigues which led to Harley Bermudez scoring a simple tap in at the far post.

Some more positive football lead to us being 3 up just before halftime from an own goal from Bonnyrigg.

16 seconds into the 2nd half we made it 4 with Lucas Tancevski scoring after some pressure on Bonnyriggs backline.

A couple of knocks to a few boys meant that we had to improvise as a team and a few boys had to play in some positions not accustomed to, but Bonnyrigg never really created problems for us for the remainder of the game.

Special mention to Lewis Tomlinson, Oscar Holden Kim and Kingston Obienovski who worked hard and played well throughout.


Player of the Week: Cohen Pegler

Worked hard throughout and broke up a lot of Bonnyrigg’s attacking play.

Tireless in defence and attack in the middle of the park.


U14 Boys | South Coast Flame 0 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 1

Game started with our opposition showing a lot more enthusiasm and energy, trying to assert their physical dominance.

We struggled to maintain our composure on possession and a lack of intensity throughout the team saw Bonnyrigg get on top.

Couple good passages of play throughout the first half saw some decent opportunities created, but at crucial times execution was poor.

Second half started a bit brighter with Flame responding to the half time instructions, but this was short lived when Bonnyrigg saw a looped effort creep underneath the bar to take the lead.

A tactical change saw Flame become a bit more aggressive going forward but the lack of energy and intensity kept us second best to our opposition.

A tough lesson needs to be learned that a lack of desire, hunger and intensity will continually see this team get punished in future games.


Player of the Week: Harry Burton 

Harry provided the energy the team lacked, working hard in BPO to track back and regain possession when needed, and showed confidence to get on the ball and begin attacks from our backline.

Harry showed excellent Flame spirit after being moved to a new position in Left Back due to a shortage of players available.


U15 Boys | South Coast Flame 2 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 4

The team went out asleep in the first 20 minutes and gave the opposition 4 goals from silly errors.

Once we did wake up and get involved we were a different team. Riley Dwyer won a penalty and Willem Robaard converted to be 1-4 down.

We were now playing our style of football causing the opposition difficulties.

Jake Ueda did well out wide and delivered an early ball to Willem who took his chance well.

We created a few more chances but were unable to get another goal before half time.

We came out in the second half and played well.

Getting the ball in wide areas.

Getting the ball from strong to weak side.

We created a lot of good chances and should have scored a few in the second half.

We deserved more and could have got a point out of the game but it wasn’t to be.


Player of the Week: Jake Ueda & Willem Robaard

Jake did his defensive job well and in possession was getting wide and high on the ball.

Putting early crosses into the box and creating a lot of chances and had an assist.

When Willem pressed high up the park, this caused issue and they couldn’t play out from the back.

Willem scored the penalty and took his chance well with the assist from Jake


U16 Boys | South Coast Flame 1 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 0

The boys played very well in the first half using a different formation.

We created several chances to score.

Hitting the crossbar, their GK making some fine saves. We could have been up a few at halftime.

This made it a very easy team talk at halftime.

Keep it up.

We came out and Mitch Despotovski scored a screamer just after halftime for us to take the lead.

Nick Cadorin and Alessandro Calmasini had several chances, again hitting the crossbar and the keeper making some great saves.

Mitch Despotovski was delivering exception set-pieces free kicks and unlucky not to score.

Eamon Everett had a solid game in goals making some great saves and controlling the box.

Jacob Hastings finished the game in goals, and pulled of a great save in the final minutes to seal the 3 points for the U16’s.

A great team performance, well done ad lets take this into the next weekend.


Player of the Week: Nick Caldorin 

There was a number of players that could have received the player of the week.

It was a great team performance and this week and Nick gets the award.

He worked hard and had several chances on goal.


U18 Boys | South Coast Flame 2 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 1

U18’s took on the Bonnyrigg White Eagles at the Furnace with only one thing on their mind – to WIN.

After 2 losses and a draw, the boys needed to step up and focus on playing strong and attacking the goal with determination.

Bonnyrigg were very physical, had great control of the ball and some smooth set plays in place.

They constantly attacked our goals and defenders Aiden Chard and Ryan Thompson were consistently heading away dangerous shots and crosses to keep them from scoring.

For the first 20 minutes Bonnyrigg dominated the play, but then Flame found their rhythm and worked hard to put pressure on the ball, giving our attackers the chance to take some great shots on goal, but they swung just wide or high over the net.

The opposition answered with quick transitions, and our young goalie Eamon Everett proved his worth, making several critical and difficult saves.

Our boys were rewarded just before half time when winger Antonio Sansone made a lovely cross into the box which found Zac Birch in position and he scored in the 42nd minute, giving Flame the lead at 1-0.

Unfortunately, Bonnyrigg fire up and answer immediately with a goal, bringing it to 1-1 at the break.

The second half continues to be very physical and competitive and in the 67th minute, a strong throw in by Nick Hailstone to Will Aston gives us the chance to score and he finishes beautifully, bringing the score to 2-1.

Our boys hold strong for the remainder of the half, fighting for possession and withstanding constant attacks on the goals and our players, to finish the game with a WIN.

An excellent result for the team, who worked hard in training and on the pitch to bring the focus to fruition.

Next week the boys travel to Valentine Park to take on Northbridge Bulls FC, who sit just above us on the ladder.


Player of the Week: Aiden Chard

Excellent positioning in defence along with a great performance.


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