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Match Report – 14.1 – 22/07/2017

Match Report – 14.1 – Game Date: 22/07/2017

BMFC 14.1: 1
vs
Hazelbrook FC: 0

BMFC Goal Scorers: James

Player of the Match: James

Match Report: On the coldest morning of the year we headed up to Lawson….fortunately by our 11am kick off it had warmed up

There were no linesmen for the game but as the game unfolded it became apparent there were in fact two referees….

Hazo are always tough opponents and today was to prove no different. For a large part of the opening twenty minutes we found ourselves defending, which we did exceptionally well, usual back three of Aidy, Millsy & Sam joined by Ash at left back for the first behalf. Behind them Eli caught and cleared well, not really having a save to make

We did create one clear cut chance on the break with Damo putting Ethan in behind one on one with the keeper but his suit was well saved

Five minutes into the second half a quick throw in by Jake put  Jimmy the Jet through on goal and from a tight angle the power of his shot was too much for the keeper to handle at his near post

The second half was very different to the first, seeing us have the majority of possession and creating chances – Hazo were dangerous on the break and we went through a few hairy moments! We defended numerous corners today and handled them well, getting a head or some other contact to clear the danger

Another superb team performance. Parents player of the match to James – great energy all game, topped off with the winning goal

Photo – Ethan breaks away from his marker

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Match Report – 14.1 – 20/07/2017

Match Report – 14.1 – Game Date: 20/07/2017

BMFC 14.1: 1
vs
St Clair United FC: 0

BMFC Goal Scorers: Max

Player of the Match: Max

Match Report: The boys were very excited to play in their first ever night game. We couldn’t have had a colder night for it but the adrenaline was pumping so they didn’t seem to notice

We borrowed Alex for the 3rd and last time. We came out of the gates well and dominated the first fifteen minutes with Ash getting some great crosses in. Our midfield was excellent with Keastie, Damo and Dom really controlling the play. St Clair started to come into it as the half went on but our defence was once again solid

Second half saw Jake move to left back and Alex C into centre forward. Alex offered a different threat to Ethan and combined well with Damo, James and Max to create opportunities. Max started to run at the defence from midfield and one run Max let rip from just outside the box and the ball sailed into the net. Great to see Max running with the ball and the confidence to have a go

Alex hit the bar not long after. James came to the fore in the second half and combining with Ethan, after he came back on, to put pressure on the last man and force and mistake – James’ shot was well saved

With the clock ticking down, St Clair put a good cross in which Sam got a leg to but diverted it goal bound – Eli dived full length to his right to push the ball round the post, a super save

Full time whistle went and we’d come away with another close fought win

Thanks again to Alex for helping us out. Parents player of the match to Max who really took the game by the scruff of the neck in the second half and ultimately won the game with his great strike

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Match Report – O35.1 – 16/07/2017

Match Report – O35.1 – Game Date: 16/07/2017

BMFC O35.1: 3
vs
Hazelbrook FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Ibra 2, Thor

Player of the Match: Brad

Match Report: It was second last game of the regular season and an indication of how much interest there is left in the competition Hazo reigning premiers (they mentioned that a couple of times) started with ten. There was some late minute reshuffles as Kev was late due to gas issues. Zapps the second best keeper in the league went between the sticks. We started strongly and scored after 5 minutes with a great strike by Ibra. Our confidence was up and that spread rthroughout the team, unfortunately we got caught at the back with a loose pass and in the panic we upended the Hazo player to give away a penalty. Zapps guessed the right way but could not get enough of a hand to the ball to keep it out. One all and we had some nervous moments shortly after. The flow of the game was distracted as Thor and his markers engaged in some quality trash talking which required referee and linesman intervention, it culminated in a man hug and a high five by Thor that nearly did not get slapped. After all that shenanigans Thor followed the gaffers instructions and stuck one in the back of the net to silence his opponent.
Hazo lost another player at half time so they were down to 9 for the remainder of the match which created a lot of space and sometimes too much time. Kev back in goals was tested early by a stinging shot that he managed to tip over. Otherwise we toiled away creating good chances and finally were rewarded when Lowndsy showed some urgency taking a quick throw to Ibra who tucked it past the keeper for his second.

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Match Report – 14.1 – 15/07/2017

Match Report – 14.1 – Game Date: 15/07/2017

BMFC 14.1: 1
vs
Colo Soccer FC: 0

BMFC Goal Scorers: Aidy (pen)

Player of the Match: Millsy

Match Report: Our last home game of the regular season and we knew Colo would provide a tough challenge

Alex Lennie was borrowed for a second time to give us more strength down the left hand side

The boys competed well from the kick off. Jake, Keastie and Max worked well together in centre midfield. At the back Sam, Aidy, Millsy & Ash limited Colo to a few long range efforts that Eli in goal caught comfortably. Up front Ethan was a handful for another big strong centre half. One tussle mid way through the half saw Ethan go down and a penalty awarded. Captain Calm Aidy stepped up and fired the ball into the net

A quick throw in by Jake put Alex Crambrook in behind the defence. Alex hit the ball sweetly, maybe too well, as it beat the keeper and the bar

Damo and Dom came in into midfield ensured we continued to keep on top

Half time ask was simply to keep the effort and good passing up

In the second half Keastie won plenty of ball and played Ash away down the left in a number of occasions – Ash delivered a number of good crosses that we just couldn’t quite get on the end of. Alex Crambrook and Ash were both put in behind the defence in goal but were unable to convert

Our defence was rock solid again today – Millsy just getting the Parents Player of the Week vote

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Match Report – 15.2 – 15/07/2017

Match Report – 15.2 – Game Date: 15/07/2017

BMFC 15.2: 5
vs
St Clair United FC: 0

BMFC Goal Scorers: Luke Springett, Gus Langworthy, Lachlan Jones, Will Cooke and Luke Doughty.

Player of the Match: Luke Doughty

Match Report: We travelled to St Clair for the final game of the season proper with fourth or possibly even third place up for grabs. The boys were determined to improve on the recent rain-delayed match that ended as a 2-all draw against St Clair at Knapsack.

We settled very quickly into a very good team game, knocking the ball around with skill and precision. It was a patient and dominant first half display.

Although stand in keeper Lachlan Jones saw little action he was composed when called upon and made good distance with his punt kicks. Luke Doughty was outstanding in both defence and attack down the left hand side and often combined really well with Aidan to press forward in attack. Chris was outstanding in the centre, dominating the midfield for us in the first half, before switching to keeper in the second.

Jacob Hunter forced the attack to the wings on manner occasions through excellent positional play and Will Cooke and Will Foreman ensured there was no way that St Clair were going to get near our goal.

Even though no clear opportunities to shoot for goal were created in the first half the pressure was clearly building and our possession football was forcing St Clair do all the hard work. Despite a nil-all half time score the boys returned to the field full of confidence and resolve.

The team was rewarded in the second half with 5 fine goals to give us our biggest win of the season. Luke Springett put excellent pressure on the keeper to start the scoring on the back of a good shot from Gus who shortly afterwards then slotted a fine shot of his own. On the end of a superbly placed pass by Will Cooke, Lachlan Jones was next to score through a fabulous shot into the top left corner of the net. Will Cooke was then given a run up front and proceeded to miss a shot from point blank range! Shortly afterwards though, he more than redeemed himself with a fine strike to score a terrific goal. It was now Luke Doughty’s turn to be rewarded with a run up front and it was no time before he slotted a good shot just inside the post.

Luke Springett’s contribution built up in the second half especially, distributing the ball in fine fashion on many occasions. He used his skill on the ball to put his team mates in good positions. Will Foreman and Lachlan Bowe both won a lot of good ball in midfield and as always Gus and Aidan consistently threatened the opposition with their skill on the ball.

Five goals from five different players was indicative of a superb team effort. Will Foreman, Luke Doughty and Lachlan Jones all refereeing a game immediately before ours and our playing with only ten players both added further merit to a fine win. This excellent result gives us good momentum as we head into the end of season round robin series of matches.

Sincere thanks to the many different family members who have cheered the boys on at each game so far. India, you’re welcome to come and watch any week! Greg, sorry you missed this game as you deserved to see them enjoy a good win!

A final but important word of thanks to our manager Steve Cooke who has done a sterling job of keeping track of everyone through this tricky school holidays period. With players now starting to return we’ll be close to full strength in the coming weeks. Bring on the finals series!

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Match Report – 14.1 – 08/07/2017

Match Report – 14.1 – Game Date: 08/07/2017

BMFC 14.1: 5
vs
Bligh Park FC: 0

BMFC Goal Scorers: Ethan (2), Damo, James, Max

Player of the Match: Ethan

Match Report: Catch up game in the school holidays and luckily everyone was available to play. We were on top in the first half but it was a scrappy game with no real flow to it. Damo was introduced after 15 minutes and made an immediate impact – Ethan played James out to the right wing and James put a great cross in that Damo ran onto to fire home. It stayed 1-0 to half time

Coach told the boys that they needed to lift their work rate and desperation for the ball as, aside from Sam and Ethan, they seemed to be just going through the motions

After an early scare in the second half from a long range effort that went just over Eli’s bar, the boys started to compete harder and off the back of that played much better football. Goals came in the last 20 minutes – Ash put a good cross in from the left for Ethan to poke home; Millsy, given some time in centre midfield, showed his ability setting two goals up – playing Ethan in for his second and James to knock in his first goal of the season. Max had a good second half, winning ball and was rewarded when Ethan played him in to chip a tall keeper for his first of the season too

Scoreline flattered us a bit but the second half was a much improved team performance and it was a half when most shots seemed to go in for us

Defence was solid thanks to Aidy, Millsy, Jake, Sam, Dom & Damo with Eli keeping another clean sheet. Parents player to Ethan for his work rate as much as his goals

Photo – Aidy heads a corner away

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Match Report – 15.2 – 08/07/2017

Match Report – 15.2 – Game Date: 08/07/2017

BMFC 15.2: 3
vs
Hazelbrook FC: 2

BMFC Goal Scorers: Gus Langworthy (1), Aidan Monaco (1) and Will Cooke (1).

Player of the Match: Gus Langworthy

Match Report: We travelled to Hazelbrook for a must win game against the team who are second on the ladder. Both teams had depleted line-ups for the middle of the school holidays contest. We had 10 players and they had 9 giving plenty of room on the park to play quality open football which both teams did.

Determined defence and fine team passing were the hallmark of our play from start to finish, taking full advantage of the extra space. The back four were solid in defence, remaining calm and composed, taking control of the ball and distributing very well to the mid-field. With lots of space there were even three back passes to the keeper!

There were many fine raids on the Hazelbrook end of the field by the front five but we often fell just short of putting ourselves into close enough goal scoring spaces. Just one or two touches more would have seen more goals scored.

Lachlan Jones distributed the ball well from right midfield, made many fine runs out wide and covered a lot of territory, playing his best game for some time.

Fine goals were scored by Gus, Aidan and Will Cooke. These were complemented by fine ‘near misses’ from just about everyone! Luke S, Lachlan J, Aidan and Lachlan B to name a few! The best of which was Luke Doherty’s fine run up the middle and shot. It looked a goal all the way until the last second when it hit the cross bar. We could easily have scored another three or four!?

Captain Gus Langworthy earned man of the match scoring our opening goal and making many fine presses forward. This included a fine run down the right and excellent cross which resulted in our third and ultimately match winning goal. His on field talk was firm and positive and helped everyone to stay focussed and avoid the dreaded quick reply after we score a goal!

After our taking a 3-1 lead, Hazelbrook replied by scoring a fine goal from a free kick. A superb strike which drew an excellent attempted save from Zach. This late goal gave us a few nervous moments towards the end of the match but we held on for a well deserved victory! As I said to Lachlan 20 times in the car on the way home, “It was a good win mate!”

It was another fine keeping performance from Zach. His goal kicks were more often than not delivered to the feet of our players and his decision making was once again excellent! What a fine back up keeper for Robbie!

The boys playing quality team passing football continues to be a pleasure to witness.

We play St Clair again next Saturday which is another must win game for a chance to finish in the top four!

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Match Report – 15.2 – 06/07/2017

Match Report – 15.2 – Game Date: 06/07/2017

BMFC 15.2: 2
vs
St Clair United FC: 2

BMFC Goal Scorers: Gus Langworthy and Lachlan Jones

Player of the Match: Will Cooke

Match Report: It was a chilly evening at Knapsack for our first clash with St Clair – a rain-delayed game from earlier in the season.

With a number of players away, Billy was on loan from the 15-3’s. It was great to see Billy back and enjoying a game with his old soccer mates. Even with the extra player, we only had 10 so it was clear that the boys were going to have to put in a big effort, which they all did! St Clair had 12 but some were clearly on loan from junior teams so a good contest unfolded.

The game settled into a pattern of play moving from one end to the other. Through having the better of the play overall we opened the scoring through a fine finish by Gus. Expertly tucked past the keeper for a clean goal.

A very quick reply from St Clair had the boys’ heads down. Something for us to work on. Keeping things tight, after we score. Starting again straight away with energetic defence!

After a tight struggle across the park, St Clair were next to score. The challenge was there for the taking and the boys were up to it, showing great energy and determination to gradually gain some momentum.

Lachlan Jones scored an excellent goal by ‘drilling it’ (they all count!!) into the back of the net (reminiscent of his father in his playing days!) to make the score 2-all which, despite our exerting considerable pressure in the last 10 minutes, was the final score.

Will Cooke was outstanding in defence to earn man of the match and Aidan Monaco played his best game of the season so far! Jacob and Chris were both tireless in defence and made good choices when under pressure.

Zach Scoble filled in as keeper and didn’t disappoint. He used his experience as a keeper to good effect and just missed out on MOTM. He made many fine saves and his decision making was excellent, often coming out to narrow the angles and put pressure on the attackers. Look out Robbie!

Many thanks again to Billy for helping us out and making a very positive contribution in the mid-field. One excellent strike just missed but was certainly a fine shot! A skillful and enthusiastic player!

ALL played well and put in a mighty effort to grab a draw when one man down.

We’ll take the point which keeps us in touch with the top four!

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Match Report – O35.1 – 02/07/2017

Match Report – O35.1 – Game Date: 02/07/2017

BMFC O35.1: 6
vs
Penrith FC: 3

BMFC Goal Scorers: Suarez (3), Sean (2), Brad (pen)

Player of the Match: Suarez

Match Report: A crisp early start and parts of Jamo still had frost on it. The Gaffer produced his new team board and wrote on the starting 11 … unfortunately for those on the bench, in permanent marker meaning the starting 11 was now set for the remainder of the season

Goals came via Suarez and then a penalty from Brad after JB had been upended. Penrith pulled one back from a free kick. Before half time, Sean jinked his way along the byline before hitting a curling shot into the top corner to make it 3-1

Plenty more goals in the second half – Suarez adding two more to complete his hat trick and Sean doubled his tally for the day, and season, with a low shot in the corner. Double Fist had to depart early, so Mick went in goal to give Sean a chance to complete his hat trick too. Unfortunately we over looked that Mick wasn’t much of a keeper and let in two more ourselves and Sean unselfishly passed up the chance to take a shot, instead passing to Lowndsey, who didn’t score, again…

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