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Annual General Meeting, Junior Teams Presentation Day &
Senior Teams Presentation Night will all be held 10 September 2016.
Kit bags and equipment to be returned at the Junior Teams Presentation Day.

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Good luck to our 13.3, 14.1 and O35.2 teams in the Championship Tournament Finals next weekend.  For details, click here and select “2016 Finals” in the Competition field.

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Match Report – O35.1 – 21/08/2016

Match Report – O35.1 – Game Date: 21/08/2016

BMFC O35.1: 1
vs
Springwood United FC Inc: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Green Lantern

Player of the Match: Green Lantern

Match Report: A 9 o’clock start v Springwood and 16 players for Winston to choose from after his trip to Manly the previous week. Given the last game of season, we had a few different objectives – most importantly: to get 5 people off the nudie run … no one needs to see 40 plus year olds in their birthday suits.

Rash volunteered to go in goals to allow Double Fist a chance to get a goal and was most annoyed when the ref asked him to remove his sunglasses.

In Dunny’s final match (more farewell tours than John Farnham), the Dunn brothers started up front for the first and possibly only time. The rest of the team required some shuffling around to ensure Percy, the Lantern and Pommy got game time up the front.

We were a big shaky at the start but soon got into our groove and a beautiful lay off by Dunny released the Lantern who slotted home. One down 4 to go and the Lantern was immediately replaced by Pommy. Pommy injected himself into the play and was caught offside much to the pleasure of the Pirate who returned some of the criticism he had received off Pommy over the years about staying onside.

Our newly formed backline was experimenting with the flat back four, the sweeper, the flat 3 with sweeper keeper forgot about the crucial marking which resulted in Deuce being exposed and getting cleaned up at which point he thought he would see how good a keeper Rash was and lashed out at the Springwood player giving away a penalty. Rash’s approach to the penalty was certainly unorthodox at best and proved pointless and the penalty was dispatched, as some children criticised Rash for not diving. One all at halftime.

The second half did not bring any more goals but some silly argy bargy over full blooded tackles. There was some suggestion the BMFC on the back of our jerseys stood for ??? Moan Football Club … at least that’s what I think they said.

A one all draw despite what complain says and the only other highlight was Rash’s comment to Double Fist that the keeper gloves were good and easy to catch with and Double Fist should try catching next season.

Not our most successful season, but fun none the less.

Thanks to the 17 players for an enjoyable year; our supporters and families, especially the Greenup family and Mr and Mrs Collier (attended more matches than Tolley and they had a Dr’s certificate for a match they could not make); Quinny for coaching; Zapps for manager duties; Paul for esky management; Pirate and Pommy for BBQ bickering; Dunny for end-of-season trip and our Committee for supporting and putting up with us this year.

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Match Report – 10.Blue – 20/08/2016

Match Report – 10.Blue – Game Date: 20/08/2016

BMFC 10.Blue:
vs
Blue Mountains FC: 11.2

BMFC Goal Scorers: Harry M, Mason, etc

Player of the Match: All of ’em!

Match Report: So after a warm up at Hazo in the morning, Blues faced the 11.2’s having put 6 past the Hawks. They were keen and looking forward to the challenge, and it was a beautiful afternoon at Knapsack for the game.

Game started fairly evenly, Ben and Mason up front had a couple of chances but it was the 11’s who took their chance and led 1-0. 11’s then started to dominate and broke well, putting pressure onto the Blues defence. Blues pulled their defence deep to stop the attack from getting in behind and it worked well. Just before half time they put together a great move from their goal line down the left, Harry M crossed in on his left foot and Mason finished to make it 1-1 at half time.

Second half we regrouped but again the quick break allowed 11’s to take a lead. Blues then really applied the pressure and just seemed to have a little more gas in the tank than their opponents. They pulled the lead back through a smart move and it was 2-2! Blues started to really apply themselves and Connor G made a few great saves whilst the defence handled the attackers very well. At the other end Mason and Wil had a couple of chances and really should have put the game to bed.

In the end it came down to a free kick. Harry M stepped up 20 metres out and one of the parents muttered something about fitting if he could end the season in style for us. I kept my mouth shut not wanting to give it the coaches curse. So in it flew from 20 metres, spot on when it mattered. And that was a fitting end to a great season for Harry and the Blues. 3-2 it finished!

Well done to all parents and kids, our ref Mick, its been a blast! All the best for the grading and your future careers at the Mountains FC. The last two years the coach has learnt a huge amount, and hopefully the kids did as well!

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Match Report – O35.1 – 14/08/2016

Match Report – O35.1 – Game Date: 14/08/2016

BMFC O35.1: 0
vs
Werrington FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers:

Player of the Match: Finals football

Match Report: An early morning morning kick off meant the Sheep picked up Deuce who had been to a street party the night before and definitely exceeded his recommended intake for a 9 am kick off. The sun was shining at Luddenham and the 60 solar panels on the house opposite the ground were soaking it up. Unfortunately, as Chapo was in Rio, there was no referee, so Werrington supplied one who did an excellent job; Finals took the toss and lost – not a good sign.

The first half had a lively start with Finals rising well for a header that went over the bar. We applied a lot of pressure including a piledriver by Rory and a stinging shot by the Lantern from 35 yards out which was well saved by the keeper. Captain Underpants also created a great chance which was reminiscent of a Pele move in the 1970 World Cup, by running past the ball as it bounced between two defenders and picking it up on the other side he tried to slot it bottom corner only for it to slide wide.

Double Fist was a spectator for most of the first half, only really having to deal with one wicked free kick that bounced tantalisingly in front of him. Nil all at half time.

The second half – Werri can out firing for about ten minutes and then we took the ascendency and while we created good chances, we seemed reluctant to pull the trigger.

We conceded an unnecessary corner and did not deal with it and it ended up in the back of the net.

We needed at least a draw to stay in the finals series so the bodies flooded forward; unfortunately despite some good chances to Dunny and Percy, it finished 1 nil and our finals chances are dashed. We have had good tussles with Werro this season and credit to them – they were gracious winners and even put on a beer after the game to ease our pain.

Next week may require a rethink on formation with 5 players still on nudie run and will be looking for game time at the pointy end of the field.

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Match Report – O35.2 – 14/08/2016

Match Report – O35.2 – Game Date: 14/08/2016

BMFC O35.2: 5
vs
Cranebrook United FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Grasshopper (1), Ibs (1), BK (1), Cannons (1) and Jibs (1)

Player of the Match: All

Match Report: It was a dark and stormy morning that we took to Knapsack for one last time in 2016. Conditions were extra tricky with nature doing its part to make for an interesting game. The new tufts of grass resembled a lego board and the morning dew resulted in a very slippery surface (refer to diagram 1).

Alas we were playing for a spot in the GF and we were the favourites … no pressure. Cannons steadied the nerves with a few last minute words and Ibra gave us all a tap on the bum (refer to diagram 2 … kidding Sandy!).  Editor’s Note: Turtle under a Lunar Sky … 🙂

The whistle blew and the hard work began. Phase 1 for the team was ‘set plays’. Firstly a hand ball, off a Rusty play, saw Grasshopper step up for a free kick. 1-0. Then, Crank was awarded a penalty (yes, against the opposition) and it was Ibs to take this. Ibs simply hit this ball sweetly to curve around the opposition wall and passed the keeper to take us to 2-0. The final play for Phase 1 was a free kick against us and Cranebrook pegged one back on us.

Phase 2 was a short period of time (about 10 minutes before half time) whereby BK made what seemed like his debut, after months away. Some described it as one of the best Cameos ever seen, rivalling Sylvester Stallone’s cameo in ‘Staying Alive’ (1983).

In a skirmish in the opposition’s goal box, BK struck the ball (with the precision of a Dad of three wrapping up a nappy with some pumpkin puree for disposal) … the keeper somehow kept that ball out … but BK cleaned up with a wipe … heading the ball into the back of the net!!!!!!!!!! Score 3-1.

Half Time.

Phase 3 was a period of unrest. Cranebrook had started to build some pressure and a few of us burst a foo foo valve. Crank, who always wants to contribute, featured heavily in this Phase! But, in general, this phase was our ‘tiring phase’ and we just needed to get passed it in order to make it to Phase 4.

Phase 4 continued to be hard work but we were rewarded with 2 more goals. Firstly, GB put some pressure on the defence (who were looking to move the ball around and find space) and the ball ended up rolling back to the keeper (with a defender in tow to make sure the ball was safe). Alas, Cannons had a different thought and squeezed his boot in between the two … and the ball hit the back of the net … much to their dismay.

Then, in reverse, Grasshopper put the pressure on and the ball went high into the air. GB brought the ball down on his chest, and as the keeper came out to challenge, GB sent the ball into the goal along the ground and under the keeper.

In summary, everyone put in a great effort and based on the result, we found the optimum Composed Intensity (CI) index for the day.

Diagram-1

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Match Report – 10.Blue – 13/08/2016

Match Report – 10.Blue – Game Date: 13/08/2016

BMFC 10.Blue:
vs
Springwood United FC Inc:

BMFC Goal Scorers: Mason, Ben etc

Player of the Match: Ben

Match Report: A warm morning saw Blues take on their Springwood counterparts in what was a bit of an epic in the end.

Game started with both teams getting stuck in but it was Springwood who took a deserved lead. Blues looked shaken but it was Mason on as sub who pulled it back with a solo ‘goal of the season’ contender! If he hadn’t stopped to put it in the net he would probably have been half way to Perth by now! Great goal. Half time 1-1.

Second half pep talk a reminder that rushing up to make a challenge is possibly not the best tactic, and that in training we did drill left and right foot shooting. But Springwood began to pull away with two well taken goals and it was 3-1 with 10mins to go. However up stepped Wil to drive a corker home after a corner had only been half cleared and then Blues pulled it back to 3-3!

However the game then took an unexpected turn with some choice tackles flying in and a corner to Springwood giving them a 4-3 lead with 2 mins to go. Surely all over. But wait, left foot finishing drill you say. Oh yes, was that Ben 15 metres out? A left foot rocket into the top corner? Of course it was!

4-4 and a very entertaining game finished with a flourish. Well played to Blues for the fighting spirit they showed and Ben for his MOM moment!

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Match Report – 9.Blue – 30/07/2016

Match Report – 9.Blue – Game Date: 30/07/2016

BMFC 9.Blue:
vs
Springwood United FC Inc:

BMFC Goal Scorers: Bailey 2, Tyler 2, Xavier 4, Dan 1,

Player of the Match: Dan Gibson

Match Report: What an incredible match again from the Blues. Pushing the ball forward and crossing to the centre has become our signature skills. Dan Gibson again fills in and scores a great goal, Euan was so close to another goal, Xavier played like an animal bagging 4! Bailey and Tyler both knocked 2 in. Zac almost had the goal of the season after a cross from Dan against the Springwood goal and then Zac moved like a gazelle to get his legs into position but narrowly missed. Great game boys, massive amounts of skill and team work.

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Match Report – 15.1 – 30/07/2016

Match Report – 15.1 – Game Date: 30/07/2016

BMFC 15.1: 1
vs
Penrith Rovers FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers:

Player of the Match:

Match Report: When, in the history of Knapsack, does anyone congratulate BMFC on the grand, green, soft-underfoot state of Main #2 towards the end of the season???

Well, it happened!!! Thank you, Mr Penrith Rovers Coach! We’ll accept the praise :).

Oh, and by the way … the team has made the Top 4 play-offs with one round-robin left to play. Congratulations, boys, on achieving the goal you set yourselves at the start of the season.  Very proud of your achievement.

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Match Report – O35.2 – 31/07/2016

Match Report – O35.2 – Game Date: 31/07/2016

BMFC O35.2: 15 (Editor’s Note: actually, it was 19 … read below to find out more)
vs
St Marys Band Club Rangers FC: 0

BMFC Goal Scorers: Ibs, Cannons, Rusty, Turtle, Mayo, Dre, G, Crank, Frankie

Player of the Match: All

Match Report: It was a dark and stormy morning that the O35 2’s took on Band Club in the first of the finals series games. We were looking to cement full points … and we just got there.  The goal scoring may sum up the morning:

Ibra (1st and 2nd minute)
Grasshopper (7th and 10th minute)
Ibra (13th minute)
Rusty (20th minute)
Cannons (22nd, 23rd and 24th minute)
Mayo (37th minute)
Band Club own goal (39th minute)
Band Club own goal (42nd minute)
Turtle (42nd minute)
Ibra (47th minute)
Rusty (56th minute)
Dre (57th minute)
Disco (59th minute)
Crank (63rd minute)
Frankie (69th minute)

Besides cementing the 3 points c’est la vie, I believe two members of the team removed themselves from the nudey run … well done Rusty and also Frankie who made the most of his 35 minutes on the field.

What also occurred was that the G9 themes were set. The unveiling of the themes took place in a small but secured ceremony. If you’re unaware of these please login. As always www.cia.gov/the-g9-project

The 19-0 scoreline was a good reflection of the teams focus, continually re-setting after each play. The team also modified its play well to overcome the off-side trap.

Looking forward to seeing a healthy team for a good training run ahead of game 2!

P.S. we surpassed the maximum score for a team allowed by the website! Happy to do this! No need to update the website 🙂

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Match Report – 10.Blue – 30/07/2016

Match Report – 10.Blue – Game Date: 30/07/2016

BMFC 10.Blue:
vs
Blue Mountains FC:

BMFC Goal Scorers: Mason, Ben, Harry C etc

Player of the Match: Matt

Match Report: A beautiful summers day…………hang on, no, sorry…………winters day and perfect for footy! Wil missing this week, but apart from that, a full compliment. Ben was carrying a knock but insisted on putting himself on the line.

Game started with yellows putting on the pressure and certainly they looked like a much improved team since we last played. In fact had they finished the chances created it would have been 2-0 before blues got out of the blocks! However blues pulled themselves into it with a well taken goal from a corner. Then Ben, remembering that we had worked on finishing at training, went through and rather than blast it, clamly side footed the ball into the corner. Wonderful finish and 2-0 at half time.

Second half the side rejigged and blues came out with their finishing boots on. Some terrific moves saw Mason finish a couple. A great pass down the right channel saw Matt cross for Harry c to turn and flick into the net. Credit to yellows for pulling one back and put some pressure on blues, but in the end they saw it out 8-1.

MOM was Matt, his tireless running and effort was a credit ot the team. So Wenty Falls next week, the only team Blues have yet to beat this year. It should be a cracker.

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