Thanks again to Murray for these..
Thanks again to Murray for these..
Shirts and Jackets with the club colours and badge are available but must be ordered and paid by the end of July. Order forms will be handed out at training or can be downloaded from this page. Give your order and payment to Ivan or John for processing.
More great pics by Murray from two of Sundays Games:
MiniRoos click for more
Seniors vd. Cresswick Orange: click for more
The first of two ARC WinterFEST soccer was held this morning and went very well. About 30 showed up and had both coaching and matchplay supervised by Lachlan, Paris, Alistair, Ruben and Aidan – well done you five you did a great job. Thanks also to Claire for a great job in the Canteen.
This will be on again NEXT FRIDAY same time 10-12. Admission $10 – bring clean runners ( no mud please)
Winter seems to have finally arrived in Daylesford just in time for some indoor events for the school holidays.
On Friday the 4th and Friday the 11th of July there will be indoor soccer at the ARC on Smith St. for any Miniroos and Juniors (club members or not) wishing to attend. This will run from 10-12noon and there will be a canteen with tea, decent coffee and snacks for all. Cost is $10 per player and the proceeds after costs will go to the Club. Volunteers for these sessions are more than welcome!
This is part of a range of Winterfest Events at the ARC.
Wednesday training for MiniRoos will NOT be held on the 2nd and 9th of July – and with the weather as it is, this is probably a good thing!
Daylesford seniors had an excellent second half, to come from behind to win 2-1 against Ballarat White on Sunday. The match belonged to Mehdi, who scored two stunning goals in the second half, after a scoreless season from the young champion.
Daylesford started nervous and undermanned against a good team, and went down 1-0, after a series of good saves from Jarrod Prosier. Ex Daylesford player, Paul Frary scored for Ballarat White, after Daylesford’s defence couldn’t deal with Frary’s presence.
Things were quiet for Daylesford, until captain David Havkenburger took control in the midfield, setting up chances for Dragi Koleski and Mehdi. Jeremy Fullerton and Abdel Benneni were excellent throughout the game, with Ivan Carter and Andrew Barnham doing well in defence.
Daylesford were down 1-0 at halftime, with a blasting from player coach Koleski, the lads lifted in the second half. Jeff Browncombe had his best game of the season, along with outstanding work from Danny Kinear.
Abdel Benneni had some good chances to seal victory, but it was Mehdi who stole the show, with a goal on each foot into the both top corners. Mehdi stole the day with his class and second half foot skills, and determination to lift his game to a new level. The goals will be revered and celebrated by those who watched the game.
The defence held off some late Ballarat attacks, but Daylesford could have put the game away, after misses from Abdel and Koleski.
The win puts Daylesford firm on top of the ladder, and looking good going into the top of the table clash against Maryborough next Sunday in Ballarat. The team needs to put together two solid halves of soccer, to win the season in the BDSA.
Score: 2-1; Goals: Mehdi x 2
Best: Mehdi, Ivan Carter, Andrew Barmham, Jeff Brownscombe, Danny Kinear
The under 11s were under-powered in their Ballarat match and this showed in the double-figure final score against them. Though full of potential,which could clearly be seen many times throughout the game, the team is still young, and having to build up its experience, and fitness, quickly,in the face of strong competition.
Towards the end of the second half, the team as a whole picked up its energy and focus, strongly supported by their knowledgeable side line supporters. The defence started to function coherently, and there were even a couple of attacks by the midfield and strikers on the Ballarat goal.
Eric Kelly, Lachlan Taylor and Lachlan Sim especially responded well to the challenge. The coach, Richard Malter, encouraged the team at the end-of-game talk, making it clear that only focus and commitment in training and during a match stand in their way for future success.