13 Boys: South Coast Flame 7-1 Bonnyrigg White Eagles
It was a better performance today from the boys against a team at the foot of the table.
We put some really good passages of play together throughout the first half and were rewarded with some fine goals.
Once again, Dylan Rodrigues continued his fine run of goals with a first half hattrick.
Myke Caldermovski also scored after following up a shot from a keeper’s save, and Harvey Gottlieb scored a goal from distance with a well drilled shot.
In the second half, we added two more goals through Lewis Tomlinson and Caldermovski again.
Great result in the end, but as a team we all agree that we can be better.
Player of the week: Myke Caldermovski
Played well in a number of positions, scored two goals, and made excellent decisions throughout the game.
14 Boys: South Coast Flame 2-2 Bonnyrigg White Eagles
Flame started with good intensity, pressing high and forcing errors from the opposition. We created good counter attacking moments and had Bonnyrigg on the back foot early.
This early pressure eventually paid off when a series of corners led to a scramble in the box that was eventually smashed home by the Flame.
Soon after, a second corner was scored by the Flame with Kiran Dhami’s header smashing the crossbar before Ben Parry smashed in the follow up. Flame could have had a third but some hesitation in the final third saw the chance go begging. Flame had a 2-0 lead at half time.
Flame looked to kill the game early, and some good moments created again went begging, not being able to get the final touch in the box to grab a third.
Bonnyrigg pushed forward and with 10 to go saw the referee favourably give a penalty to the home side which was converted. Bonnyrigg pushed using the momentum and grabbed an equaliser with five minutes to go, a free header from a corner hitting the back of the net. Flame settled for a 2-2 draw.
Player of the week: Kiran Dhami
Kiran’s work ethic and desire saw him prevent a number of attacking moments from the opposition, and he showed great composure on the ball to control the game. He was a stand out in defending and attacking corners, winning every high ball, and made a couple last ditch efforts to prevent the opposition from getting a shot away.
15 Boys: South Coast Flame 0-0 Bonnyrigg White Eagles
16 Boys: South Coast Flame 0-1 Bonnyrigg White Eagles
The boys had a very good first half. We created a lot of chances and should have had three goals by half time, but it wasn’t to be.
We played well in the second half and again were unable to put the ball in the back of the net in a game of missed opportunities.
Unfortunately we went down 1-0.
Player of the week: Cass Marr
Cass controlled the midfield.
18 Boys: South Coast Flame 2-0 Bonnyrigg White Eagles
It was an exciting game of football for the U/18 boys on Sunday when playing in Sydney against Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC, who sat above us on the ladder.
The game started and the opposition were fast on the ball, looking to take any chance they could to push the ball high. However, The Flame boys had brought their ‘A’ game today and played one of their best games this season.
The back line was committed and strong, our attackers fast and focused, and the midfield firmly held their ground. Although Bonnyrigg took some shots on goal, it was Flame who took control and in the 42nd minute. Noah Duarte pressed high up in the field and slipped it past the keeper, giving us the lead at 1-0 just before the half time whistle.
The second half continued the same with our Flame boys intent on winning, and their drive and passion on the field was to be admired. Within the first five minutes of the half, Duarte again put the chase on the ball and the opposition goalkeeper had to come out from his line, so Noah quickly slid it into the net. It was now 2-0 our way.
Although both teams were given several free kicks and continued to fight to score, our strong defensive line kept the game under control and had the opposition attackers in their pockets. The full-time whistle blew and we walked out winners with the final score 2-0.
It was an excellent game and every player put in the hard work and effort, working together as a team and supporting each other on the pitch.
Special mention must go to U/15 goalkeeper Jacob Hastings who played three full games yesterday, backing up for U/16’s and U/18’s after his own game, showing strength and determination and keeping several of Bonnyrigg’s attempts on goal out of the net with some incredible saves.
Next week the boys are back home at The Furnace to take on Northbridge Bulls FC, who are only one spot below us on the ladder so it should be an interesting and exciting game to watch.
Player of the week: Bowen Spencer
Excellent defensive game, had his player marked from the very beginning and beat him to the ball every time, whilst making runs down the line to create opportunities. Exceptional performance.