Match Report – 16.1 – 27/04/2019

Match Report – 16.1 – Game Date: 27/04/2019


BMFC 16.1: 2
Penrith FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Ash (2)

Player of the Match: Ash

Match Report: A late afternoon kick off for the visit of Penrith FC to Knapsack. Millsy was given a run in the centre of midfield alongside Martin and the pair were fantastic in setting the foundation early to allow us to get forward. In the first ten minutes Ash created a few opportunities down the left, unfortunately Ethan couldn’t quite put them away – coming closest with one shot hitting the underside of the bar (VAR would have been useful as the home supporters are sure it went over the line!)

We were then caught on the break as the Penrith centre forward got in between our centre back pairing of Aidy and Alex W and fired past Eli. A quick response was delivered though with Ash levelling following a shot from Ethan that was saved

Late in the half Aidy was adjudged to have committed a foul in the box, even though it was clearly that it was Aidy on the end of the foul. Fortunately the penalty was blasted well over the bar

Half time and a few adjustments were made and a couple of clear instructions on how we might break the oppositions defence down

In the second half, Sam made a lung bursting run from right back all the way down the wing and got a great cross into the box

As the half wore on it seemed we may have to settle for a point. With time running out Damo had a great shot saved that seemed destined for the bottom corner. Finally we found the winner with a scrappy finish by Ash as the keeper was out of position. In the last minute we won a penalty which Alex W took but it was well saved

Match Report – 12.1 – 27/04/2019

Match Report – 12.1 – Game Date: 27/04/2019


BMFC 12.1: 4
Penrith FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Jacob, Oscar, Myles, Ben

Player of the Match: Samuel

Match Report: Andy summoned the team to normal training which fell on both of the public holidays this week. The commitment shown by the team to get together and not lose momentum proved to be the difference.

A cool morning at Jamison park vs Penrith FC with the conditions perfect for football.

After only four minutes Penrith snuck one in and it was an early 1-0. The boys got a bit of a shock but it was all BMFC from there!

The seventh minute seen Aiden push hard all the way down the right wing dodging every other player on the field with the support of Samuel, unlucky not to finish but great ownership of possession.

Seventeen minutes in and the ball was being scrapped around backwards and forward then Jacob took control and dealt with a goalie that was off his line. Jacob lifted the ball nicely to bounce it over the keepers head and into the net 1-1

Great to see Zac return and get back into it, at the 20 minute mark a through ball from Samuel to Zac which created a big break and he had them for pace down the right, we practiced crosses and he nailed it with Jake waiting patiently and narrowly missed a header into the net, awesome to watch!

Bailey got a push in the back just inside the box, the ball went like a bullet to the keeper from the penalty and it was defended well, the follow up was unlucky not to be also put away.

Once agin BMFC took advantage of the right hand side at the 22 minute mark. Samuel again taking control of the ball from the Penrith attack and pushing it gently to Bailey who made a break, crossing it to meet Oscar inside the box who could smell the opportunity…..boom, angled nicely of his head for a 2-1 lead. Excellent work to move the ball up the field and finish.

Myles was showing his presence with some strong runs in and out to confuse the opposition, this went on for nearly three of four plays. Passing backward, passing forward, creating gaps for him and his team mates. He was rewarded with his hard work with a nice goal right on half time. 3-1

The second half didn’t see the boys slacken off. Tom and Bodhi held the back well pushing the ball forward to Ben who was also quick to release as required. Jackson had some great long range balls fired at him but he was too good, not a goal conceded in the second half

Nine minutes into the second half Aiden nailed a gentle corner to meet Ben who flew above the opposition to head one into the net for a 4-1 lead. Once again a practiced move that came off.

The extra chocolate eggs were clearly burnt off by the boys with our two sessions. They all lifted to control the game nicely, well done lads

Match Report – 6.Zebras – 13/04/2019

Match Report – 6.Zebras – Game Date: 13/04/2019


BMFC 6.Zebras
BMFC 6.Lions

BMFC Goal Scorers:

Player of the Match: Luke Peck

Match Report: This week saw a vast improvement by all Zebra players as they slowly begin to understand the sport a little better, each week.

Both teams had several successful shots on target with many lead changes throughout. Player of week Luke displayed some determined efforts in defence which allowed players like Owen to play a more attacking role including scoring his first goal, well done Owen and Luke!

As they have shown each week, Harry and Dylan continue to provide much-needed direction with several length of the pitch runs which were ably supported by DJ and Clive.

Great effort Zebras!!

Match Report – 6.Hawks – 13/04/2019

Match Report – 6.Hawks – Game Date: 13/04/2019


BMFC 6.Hawks:
BMFC 6.Kangaroos:

BMFC Goal Scorers: Nathan Madden

Player of the Match: Nathan Madden

Match Report: On Saturday the Kangaroos played the Hawks in an enjoyable game. Both teams played with skill and sportsmanship. The Hawks were skilled goal scorers however the Kangaroos displayed sustained effort in defence. Both teams looked like they had a fun morning.

The Kangaroos welcomed a new player to their team who helped bolster their field presence.

A special thanks to the referee for making the game run smoothly and being inclusive of all the kids. An especially fun moment during the game included a defensive line of Kangaroo players.

Match Report – O35.1B – 14/04/2019

Match Report – O35.1B – Game Date: 14/04/2019


BMFC O35.1B: 6
Springwood United FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Brad (2), Thor (2), Zap, Captain Marvel

Player of the Match: Thor

Match Report: First home game and up against the ‘other’ Springwood team. As we lined up for kick off we could see that our opposition had less than 11 on the pitch. The injured Pom was walking across the pitch to take his place on the sideline to watch. Dave made the offer for Springwood to take Pom back again to help out and the Springwood Captain let Dave know he was more than happy to play short

We got underway and after a bit of huffing and puffing we finally started to find some rhythm and were four up by half time – thanks to a couple of Brad volleys, a Zap header and a Captain Marvel’s back post finish. We also won a penalty that no one seemed to want to take – so Greenie took it and we all wished someone else had

The ref was having a great game but let me know that he needed something to pick him up. At half time, to help him out, Marty and Paul game him one of the sandwiches they had made at home and brought to the game to have

In the second half Springwood pulled one back courtesy of a penalty – Chicken adjudged to have handled even though none of us saw it or the linesman who was right in line. Later on Mark Sem was through on goal and up-ended – clearly in the box – the ref gave a free kick some 5 metres outside of the box

Late on Thor, relishing his time at centre forward, banged in two cracking goals

Post match discussion included agreement to never let Paul or Marty give a referee a sandwich again as clearly whatever they had put in it had clouded his thinking in the second half with some strange decisions

Match Report – 16.1 – 13/04/2019

Match Report – 16.1 – Game Date: 13/04/2019


BMFC 16.1: 5
Cranebrook United FC: 2

BMFC Goal Scorers: Ethan (3), Ash (2)

Player of the Match: Ash

Match Report: Away to newly promoted Cranebrook with a full squad again. The opposition started strongly – winning the physical side of the game and on top for the first 10 minutes or so – one goal was scored but it could have been worse. The boys then stepped up and you could see the tide starting to turn our way. We equalised off a short corner that Jake sent a great cross to the far post for Ethan to head back across the keeper and into the net

Max was having a great half, handling another quick forward really well. Millsy, Aidy and Sam were also solid in the back line

A few minutes before the break, Ash got away down the left and his shot beat the keeper from just inside the box

At half time I let the boys know I felt we were lucky to be ahead and that we needed to improve in the second half. A couple of changes were made putting a bit more pace in the backline and fight in the midfield

We got an early goal, which really settled us, in the second half. A corner was hit long, which Ethan read well and hooked back across the box for Ash to knock in. Ash then set up Ethan to make it 4-1

A hand on the back in the box by Sam gave a penalty away, which Cranebrook scored

Jake and Martin had a great half in centre midfield. Alex Win joined Millsy in the backline and whilst Millsy was winning ball after ball in the air, Alex’s pace provided great cover behind.

Alex Crambrook was having an excellent half at left back, handling his opponent well and playing some great passes out to get us rolling forward. Late in the game Alex hit a great long early ball into the danger zone which Ethan reacted quickest to and poke home

Some super individual performances today. Millsy led the team with his actions in the back line; Ethan with some great finishes for a hat trick; Jake in centre of midfield. Parents player to Ash for scoring two and setting one up

Photo: Another typical Millsy header to clear

Match Report – O35.1W – 14/04/2019

Match Report – O35.1W – Game Date: 14/04/2019


BMFC O35.1W: 3
Jamisontown FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Rod (2), Digger

Player of the Match: All and sundry

Match Report: A huge match for the lads this week, playing Jamo who were ahead of us at the reverse end of the table with a respectable goal difference of -9 against our -10.

A new formation was decided upon, with Ads talking through the new system before kick off, utilizing 11 cones as visual aides for each position – the resulting presentation more resembling the ‘ball and 3 cups’ magic routine. By the conclusion, no one was quite sure what they had witnessed, but Steve was pretty sure he was still playing goalie.

Injuries and absences gave us a straight 16 to play this week, and we welcomed back Rusty and Marty from pre-season injuries by benching them.

A quick head count of the opposition at the start of play and we were buoyed by the fact Jamo only had 10 on the pitch. Positive football ensued and we had all the early running.

Rod opened the scoring, heading in a cross in a similar manner and in the same spot as Skinner at this pitch last year. Disappointingly for everyone, however, was the lack of a wheelie bin for Roddy to upend in celebration – a real sour point otherwise marring a good day.  Rod on the sheet again a few minutes later, and we had one less hand on the wooden spoon.

Unbridled enthusiasm up front and through the middle cost us a few more goals – Felts receiving a raised flag for offside on 4 occasions – and plenty of missed chances by all of us really.

Second half Jamo had an 11th player turn up and managed to float one in from range as the wind picked up. But we regrouped and played better football – Dirty even making a contested header, which is rarer than one of Andre’s cultured lobs finding the net.

Some nice interplay on the break saw Rod with an assist to Digger who slotted a one-timer with the outside of his boot and turned and pointed to the hill full of Blueys supporters in celebration. Alas, our supporters are disinterested children mostly, so it was all for naught.
3-1 final score, with Felts earning another offside and a new team fine category (5 offsides in a match), Rod unselfishly butchering a certain hat-trick looking to assist Digger again, and the linesman with a sore right tricep after a hard day at the office.

Thanks to Jamo for fielding a team in tough circumstances, especially to the boys backing up from a prior game.

Match Report – 12.1 – 13/04/2019


Match Report – 12.1 – Game Date: 13/04/2019


BMFC 12.1: 4
Colo Soccer FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Jake x 3, Bailey x 1

Player of the Match: Jake with a hat trick

Match Report: First game at home and it only took 5 minutes for a through ball Bailey and Jake hammers it into the net 1-0 to the Bues.

At the 15 minute Oscar has a crack and it narrowly sails across the the bar. 18 minutes in and another through ball from Bailey with Jake waiting patiently and boom 2-0. One minute later Bailey hits it hard and it flies like a tracer bullet 3-0 to the Blues.

24 minutes mark sees a corner that lands nicely at Jakes feet and it is slammed in by Jake for his third, 4-0.

The 36 minute mark see Colo on the attack they wrong footed Jackson in goals and narrowly miss a golden opportunity. 39 minutes and Colo weave through the Blues for a long run and punch one in 4-1.

Not long to go at the 45 minute mark, the Blues send in a lovely corner, Bailey settles it and has a crack to see it go over the bar.

We finish the game 4-1. Great effort by the team putting players into gaps and of course Jake taking home a bag of three

Match Report – 12G.2 – 06/04/2019

Match Report – 12G.2 – Game Date: 06/04/2019


BMFC 12G.2: 2
Wentworth Falls FC: 0

BMFC Goal Scorers: Alex Capararo, Tamara Kremenovic

Player of the Match: Adelaide Spackman

Match Report: Saturday 6/4 saw BMFC 12G.2 take on their Wentworth Falls FC counterparts on a slightly soggy but seriously sunny Pitt Park.
Coach John Walker (AKA Klara’s Dad) immediately set about getting the squad match ready while Manager Germaine Quinn assisted us all in adapting to the rules surrounding ‘The box’ and other details we weren’t used to. Her daughter, Louise, was still out with her broken collarbone, but they came along to help / encourage anyway (Thanks guys!).
Amanda Heke (Tiana’s Mum) put her hand up for marshalling duties and the wonderful Liz Ayres (Lucy’s Mum) got us some coffees (so she’s responsible for me remembering enough to write this!).
It was the first ever competitive match for the new look BMFC side, most players having stepped up from U10 .The previous match was weather affected.
New additions for the season include Tiana Heke, Julia Blake, Regina Tempest (absent due to illness) and Mia Pallister. You wouldn’t know it, such was their cohesiveness as a team first match out!
Right from kick off, BMFC were the aggressors, forward pack Chloe Kremenovic, Talulah “Toots” Blair and Alex Capararo making consistent attempts on goal.
First point came in the form of a goal by Alex, which was almost prevented by the post as she picked up the 2019 season pretty much where she left off in 2018.
The Midfield joined the fun, with a second goal by another of 2018’s scoresheet regulars (not that we were counting, honest!), Tamara Kremenovic, cementing the lead, backed by her mid-mates Leah Blinkhorn, Mia Pallister and Adelaide “Chooky” Spackman off the bench.
On the occasion play ended up in the BMFC half, defenders Lucy Presland, Tiana Heke (whose bright red boots seemed to be a constant flurry of action!) and Eloise Kooma De Bie did a terrific job helping regular (and expert!) goalkeeper, Klara Walker, keep WWFC scoreless.
The second half saw some positional changes with Leah doing an awesome job covering the goal while Klara showed her talents extend well beyond the goal mouth by appearing to be EVERYWHERE while playing in the midfield. Julia got her first run of the match, injecting fresh energy into the defence to ensure fatigue didn’t allow the scoreline to equalise.
As the teams began to tire, WWFC threatened often, but it just did not translate into goals. A third BMFC goal by Amelia (Milly) Hamilton demonstrated she had not lost her touch in the off season, but it was later disallowed.
Adelaide “Chooky” Spackman took the player of the match trophy for “running hard” all match (don’t let the red face fool ya, coach, there’s more where that came from!) in the midfield. Adelaide assured me in a post match interview that the rest of the midfield were running just as hard.
This match showed a new energy from BMFCG.2 and they coped with the larger field format as if it was how they’d always played.
WWFC challenged admirably and proved a solid team, they were also gracious in defeat.

Match Report – 6.Zebras – 06/04/2019

Match Report – 6.Zebras – Game Date: 06/04/2019


BMFC 6.Zebras
Blue Mountains 6.Kangaroos

BMFC Goal Scorers:

Player of the Match: Clive Jones

Match Report: On Saturday, the Zebras faced off with the Kangaroos in what proved to be a spirited encounter. Both teams showed plenty of skill and looked like they enjoyed themselves, despite the odd tear here or there. The Zebra’s enjoyed the inclusion of DJ who played his first full match after selflessly sitting out our first two trial matches.

Both teams displayed sustained efforts in defence which was reflected in the limited scoring opportunities during the game. The pace of the game and the constant changes of possession left both teams looking a little out of puff by the time the final shootout commenced.

Special thanks to the opposition coach who undertook the refereeing duties for the entire match, as well as Jeanne who filled in for our coach who was away.