Match Day Reports

 Under 11s
The Saints under 11s travelled to Ballarat to play Vic Park Purple in near perfect winter conditions. Vic Park had the upper hand early and both teams had good structure and great free flowing play. Vic Park made the most of its opportunities and went into the half time break 3 – 0 up.  The 2nd half saw the young Saints converting well earned opportunities. In a real show of character, and a great way to end the season showing us all how far they have come, Daylesford converted 4 goals. The final score 4  - 4. A great effort by all. Goals. Otis – 3, Freya – 1.
Daylesford win 10 goal thriller.
Daylesford have triumphed 6-4 over Buninyong, who won the league championship by four points, but couldn’t hold a rampant Daylesford. Four players stood out above the rest, Jordy Barnes, who scored a first half hatrick, Jarrod Prosier in goals, who saved ten goals, and Gonzalo Silva and Hiroshi Masuda, who dominated and both scored classic goals. It was a cracking game, from end to end, and Buninyong could have won if not for poor conversion in front of goals.
It was a game of two halfs, with Daylesford leading 4-1 at half time, and Buninyong scoring three goals to win the second half. Murray Pelham also had a cracking game, and was brilliant, as did Tim Lenay and Francis Comber. Buninyong ran hard all day, and ran into the second half hard and fast.
This win sets up the el classico next week, in the finals first game, Daylesford versus Buninyong, with the winner straight into the Grand Final. It will be epic, 1pm, at Morshead Park next Sunday.
Result: 6-4 win to Daylesford
Best: Jordy Barnes, Jarrod Prosser, Gonzalo Silva, Hiroshi Masuda, Murray Pelham, Tiger Callahan.
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Upcoming games

Huge weekend of games this Sunday 12th Aug. All teams are playing at home.
Miniroos : arrive 15 minutes early at least.  i.e. 9:45 for Zoran’s group.
10:00 am : Zoran’s Miniroos
10:00 am: Jeff & Johns Miniroos
10:45 am : Brad’s Miniroos.

Ballarat Competitive Teams
9:00 am : Under 11s.
10:00 am : Under 15s.
11:30 am : Under 13s
1:00 pm : Seniors
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Match Day Reports

Under 11s
The Saints U,11s travelled to Sebastepol for a spirited and competitive game in bright sunshine. In a tigh first stanza the saints were pinned back against their goal, with Sebastepol making several strong atracks through the midfield. Having scored a goal on the break the Saints went to the break 2-1 down. The second half belonged to the Saints with everyone from the late call up, Val in goal though to the hardworking midfield combination of Lila, Otis & Freya playing their part. The Saints kept working their passing game and some great application in defence repelled most advances. Lila scored a pair and there were no passengers with goals coming as result of determination and poise on the ball. Anna & Asher showed cool heads in defence. Frey, Monty & Charlton worked tirelessly. Luca and Val were very sound. Great work by the Saints, as good a team performance as we have seen this year. Daylesford win 5-4. Goals : Lila:2, Frey:1, Otis:1, OG:1.
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Match Day Reports

Under 11s

Daylesford and Hepburn United played Bacchus Marsh Gold away this week. Within minutes the Saints controlled the game with a strong team performance by all players. The defence of Otis, Lila and Charlton, backed up by goalie Frey did not let anything through and pushed the ball down to their strong midfield and strikers – Zach, Logan, Anna, Freya and Monte. Soon the goals started coming for Daylesford. With Tulley and Frey dominant in the midfield in the second half, the outstanding team play continued with all players showing their versatility in changing around positions. This game was a display of a great team effort by all with goals by Tulley (2), Freya, Zach, Frey and Logan.  Final score Daylesford 6 -Bacchus Marsh 1.

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30 Year Anniversary

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Daylesford girls soccer players shine at Matildas’ game

Twenty Under 11 girls from the Daylesford and Hepburn United Soccer Club watched their idols, the Matildas play New Zealand at Morsehead Park in Ballarat last Saturday. 4,500 passionate spectators watched the Matildas warm up for the Rio Olympics with a comfortable 2-0 win over the Kiwis.
Our local girls had a once in a lifetime opportunity to play matches at half-time during the big game and were cheered on by the large crowds. It was a wonderful day for girls, and for women and their participation in soccer, heralding an exciting future for the record numbers of girls now playing soccer across our community and across Victoria.
The Matildas, the Australian women’s soccer team, made Ballarat their base in the past week to train together as a full squad in preparation for the upcoming Olympics in Brazil. The Matildas are ranked 4th in the world, and those at the game on Saturday saw just why. These incredibly skilled and powerful women played an extraordinary game of soccer, with a great contest provided by New Zealand. The Matilda’s came out the victors on the day not only in their 2-0 score against the Ferns, but also in their promotion of what women and girls can achieve in sport.

Daylesford and Hepburn United girls U11s soccer team who played half-time at the Matildas match
Amber, Anna-Maria, Freya and Lila with the Australian Matilda’s women’s soccer team captain Clare Polkinghorne at Saturdays match

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Match Day Reports

Under 11s

The Under 11′s were rewarded for all their hard work on the training track with an outstanding all over team performance seeing Daylesford overcome a spirited Ballarat White side 4-0. In its best team performance for the year, Daylesford held its structure well, with some excellent passing thought the middle by Logan, Mehdi , Freya & Tulley. The back end was rock solid with Zac Koleski & Otis Smith spending time sweeping in the centre, very well supported by Lila & Anna. Bernie was very sound in on the left & Monty had his break out game with some sound moves forward in what was a very pleasing and open passing game. Goal Scorers: Zac Koleski, Tait Koleski, Mehdi Bennani, Tulley Pelham.


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Match Day Report, 29 May 2016

Freya on attack


Under 11s

On a perfect day for football our large squad of U11s lined up against Vic Park Pink at Trekardo Park Ballarat. The squad’s strong female contingent of Freya, Lila and Asha, missing the strength of Anna Maria, were fierce in attack from the kick-off. Ably supported out wide by Logan, Tait and Charlton, Freya Duffy scored her first goal for the season and more goals followed as the team became accustomed to a changed structure. The all-girl Vic Park team caused a few scares with some long balls deep into Daylesford defence, one needing a sharp save from the Daylesford keeper and offering chances to link up and play out from the back. Final result was an 8-0 win to Daylesford and a friendly and respectful game between 2 developing teams. A very exciting game for spectators, parents and supporters.

Under 13s

Following on from their superb game last Sunday, expectations were high for the Saints up against second placed Sebastapol Vikings, and they did not disappoint. Well organized with a strong presence on the ground, the Saints kept the well-oiled Viking machine at bay. The opposition play was very strong, with fast play down the sides and several attempts at the gaol. The Saints defence of Ahlia, Sacchin, Rohan, Digby and Rennie, and the continuously improving goalie Liam, stopped them in their tracks. Ten minutes in Daylesford managed to take the lead when a pass by Jonas, through a group of defenders to Franki resulted in goal placed perfectly into the back corner. Minutes before half time the Vikings managed to even the score.

Daylesford started to unravel in the second half losing their pace. Some sloppy passing in the midfield and attack, and mistakes in defence lead to several consecutive goals for the Vikings. Final score was 4:1 to the Vikings.  

Under 15s

Daylesford/Sebastopol got off to a strong start against North United Black with Taron weaving around the opposition so much he seemed to be everywhere. Govinda and Santino slipped into the easy partnership that’s been so effective in recent games and the teams were locked hard at 0-0. Strong defense from Ceilidh and Marlon kept United at bay until a quick break against the flow of play allowed United to slip in a cheeky goal just before half time.

Early in the second half a snazzy one two between Lola and Memphis set up Govinda to score an equaliser and tensions were running high. A near miss by Zephyr was followed by a lightening break by United to clinch the game at 2-1


The seniors lost 2 to 1 against powerhouse ladder leaders Buninyong, in a very tight game that could have gone either way. Daylesford were missing a string of champions, but still pilled on the pressure, but were unable to find the equaliser.

Jeremy Fullerton, in his final game for Daylesford, was captain for the day and did his team and town proud with some solid passing and tackling all day. It was Jeremy who had the first chance of the day, but was unable to trouble the keeper.

Daylesford’s big bodies were no match for the skills and pace of the youthful opposition, who ran away 2 to 1 at half time, after being 1-0 down. Daylesford’s goal came from a penalty to new recruit from Athletico Gonzalo Silva. But Buninyong came roaring back with two goals, and ran the play for the first half.

The second half was mostly Daylesford’s, who dominated play for 35 minutes, but couldn’t find a goal, despite Jordi Barnes, Abdel Bennani and Sean Parklands going close.

As Daylesford tired, star midfielders Dragi Koleski and Jordi Barnes pushed hard, Ivan Carter and Tim Leney worked tirelessly to defend all half.

Daylesford now slip back to third, and will play bottom placed VicPark Blue at home next weekend, 1pm.

Best: Abdel Bennani, Dragi Koleski, Ivan Carter, Tim Leney, Jeremy Fullerton

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Match Day Report, Miniroo Gala Day

The promised soccer extravaganza did not disappoint on Sunday. Over 200 junior players hit the fields at Victoria Park, as well as our Seniors team, matched by the same number of parents and supporters on what was the biggest day of local soccer the Club has experienced in recent times.


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After the huge success of the Mother’s day el classico, we could not wait until father’s day.
Again our miniroos will show their skill and talent on the Victoria Park battlefield. That includes all the children being coached by Jeff, John, Zoran, Brad and Josh.
It will be a fantastic occasion as we are having all clubs in the Ballarat and District Soccer League playing their under 11′s teams on the day so it will be a fantastic carnival atmosphere of football fun. We also have our Under 13s and Seniors playing soon after, come along and cheer for our local teams.
MiniRoos please come to the park at 10am and we will have a kick off at around 10.20
There will be a fabulous sausage sizzle, vegetarian options, egg and bacon rolls, cakes,  cold and hot drinks available from 9am, so come along and feed the family and help the Club with its fundraising and be a part of the family which is Daylesford and Hepburn United Football Club.
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