Round 9 : Seniors vs Horsham

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The seniors travelled a long way to Horsham, and came away victorious 4-3, keeping top spot on the ladder. The win was the hardest of the year, after a 3 hour drive and a tough mudfest pitch.

Five times league best and fairest Dragi Koleski scored two goals, and Seb Bjorn and John Villiers bagged one each. Both teams played good hard football, with Daylesford saving numerous second half attempts from a younger and fitter Horsham unit.

Daylesford hit the post once or twice, but were too good in the end, with Adbel Bennani having a cracking game, along with Francis Comber, John Villiers, Andrew Barnham and Harry Heartthrob. Jarrod Prosier had a great game in goals, and captain Shanka Hackenburgar clinical in defence.

The team were missing the coyote chasing skills of Ivan Carter, who left a hole in the middle with his mysterious illness and uncanny absence. But he was not needed, with fresh talent plugging the gap, Tim Wheatbanger and JazzyJeff Brownscombe. It was Mr Brownscombes’ last game of the season, as he transfers to Queensland Fury. He was quoted saying “That was a win to be proud of. A great turnout against a very good side on a pitch that didn’t suit us a long way from home. Imperfections aside, talent and passion triumphed. In these times, there is NOTHING more important than showing the world that sometimes good guys come first. So why don’t you guys go all the way in 2015?”.

Its a big ask, but Daylesford Seniors are on top by 4 points, near the midseason. Could this be the big one? Next week Daylesford play VicPark.

Score:4-3

Best: Team Effort.

Posted in Match Results, News, Seniors

Round 9 : u15s vs Warrnambool

The Saints Under 15’s deliver their best game of the 2015 season and clearly earned some respect from a confident Warrnambool squad. The Saints have struggled to field a full under 15’s team in recent games but this Sunday saw them bolstered by valuable contributions from some skilled under 13’s, with Frankie, Otto and Jonas playing well above their pay grade and signalling a bright future for the team in seasons to come.

From the whistle Warrnambool were on the back foot as the Saints dominated the midfield, governing the game for the first ten minutes. Holly made a welcome return the team with a gutsy performance that frustrated the opposition wingers, and in defence Lola proved that last seasons “most improved” medal was no fluke by posting her best game yet, helping to keep the score sheet to a respectable 1 – 0 to Warrnambool at half time.

In the second half tired legs began to slow the game and Warrnambool managed to slip in an early goal, but the Saints were not about to give up. Tiger held firm in the nets with some breathtaking saves while the Saints defence troubled Warrnambool for the rest of the game, thanks to a tremendous debut from Eve and sharp footwork from Marlon who is proving to be one of the teams most consistent performers.

On more than one occasion James busted out of defence like a rocket and contributed to many pushes into Warrnambool’s half, fuelling some skilful attacking play from Govinda and a downright fearsome display in midfield by Cameron who clocked up some well deserved “best and fairest” points and some keenly expressed praise from the opposition coach.

The score might have been 3 – 0 to Warrnambool at full time but this impressive Saints performance made sure they had to earn it.

Posted in Match Results, News, Under 15s

Round 9 : Under 13s vs Vic Park

Daylesford lined up against another league giant in Vic Park Blue and against great odds fired both fierce attack and defense at the leagues 3rd spot holders for the first half. Although two short of a full team the Saints impressed with a very strong defense and fast attack team. The first opposition goal was followed immediately by  a fast dribble down the line and a finish into the long corner by Jonas Paar for Daylesford. The opposition followed with a goal, then shortly before half time Jonas managed to level the score to 2 each by weaving through the defense and taking a corner shot.

In the second half having only 9 players began to toll on the Daylesford young guns with the opposing team firing a relentless attack and starting to break through.

Miles Wilkinson and Otto Saunders showed exceptional effort in defense and midfield, to stop the onslaught of attack. Sean Armstrong was very strong stepping into the role of goalkeeper. Although the midfield of Rennie Saunders and Franki Harvey, and the strikers Luke Warden-Hommel and Jonas did their best with fast passing and quick sprints down the field the team had to except defeat.

The Saints fighting spirit is to be applauded, in a game where they were two players down the final score was Vic Park Blue 7, Daylesford 2.

 

Posted in Match Results, News, Under 13s

Miniroos this Sunday (31st May)

Mini Roos!

Game this Sunday is 10am in Daylesford, arrive around 930am to get ready and warmup! Go kids!

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Round 6: A big day for local junior soccer

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The great carnival atmosphere at Vic Park on Sunday saw for the first time the Under 9s, 13s and 15s have their first combined home games of the season. on Over 50 children and young people played soccer and were well supported by a huge crowd of parents and friends.

Under 9s

The under 9s local game season kicked off at VIcPark with around 30 children playing for Daylesford red or blue. The future soccer stars are coached by Daylesford’s local soccer legend Danny Koleski and showed great determination and effort for 50 minutes of play. The final hard fought score was 3 all.

Under 13s

Daylesford  U13s lined up to play their first home game of the season against Ballarat White. The beautiful sunny weather brought the local team alive with a very smart throw in from Kelton Reid down the line resulting in a first minutes early goal by Jonas Paar.  The outstanding defence of Miles Wilkinson, Eric Kelly, Lachlan Taylor, Alex Rodgers (welcome to the team) and a tenacious Asher Waldon held off Ballarat attempts at goal to half time. Ryan Thiez was ever-strong as goalie making some brilliant and solid saves at goal, and strong kicks down to his beakaway strikers.

The local boys came out even stronger in the second half with sheer determination to increase their lead. Otto Saunders commanded the defensive mid, with support from Kelton and “the defensive wall” of Sean Armstrong who quickly sent a very clever through-ball to Jonas for his second goal. The third goal rained for Daylesford from a Ryan kick down to Franki, who then passed to Jonas to weave throughout the defence to score his third goal for the game. Soon Ballarat White, through some very clever passing and ball skills returned with a reply goal. Kelton continued with a brilliant all round game, moving to fierce defence when required and never stopping on attack.

Rennie Saunders was always on the ball in the team attacking play. The combination of Sean sending a perfect through ball to Jonas then onto “fearless Franki” for a perfectly placed chip over the goalkeeper resulted in Daylesford’s 4th goal. Final outstanding score Daylesford 4 and Ballarat White 1.  Asher was this weeks star improver. This was a first win of the season for the team, everyone on the ground did each other and the Club proud, what a great team effort with everyone the best player. Next week the team line up for what should be a close fought match against North United at Russell Square at 9.20am.

Under 15s

Daylesford Under 15′s were full of hope because it was the first time this year that the team had a full contingent of players including substitutes. Tyger once again showed great leadership and inspiration by saving a number of shots on goal. The first half of the match was an entertaining affair. Daylesford was the first to score through the skill and good timing. Unfortunately Ballarat quickly equalised and then scored again. The half time score was 1-2. The second half was tough going for the local team. Although there were some good passages of play, Daylesford too quickly gave the ball away to the opposition and Ballarat made them pay. The final score was 1-8.

Posted in Match Results, MiniRoos, News, Under 11s, Under 13s, Under 15s

Round 6: Seniors have a hicup

The seniors tumbled to 1-1 draw on Sunday against big guns Ballarat Soccer Club, after a second half goalfest and missfest. Daylesford were awesome in defence, led by the David Burgar Francis Banger and Andrew Bazza Barnham. Jef Brownscombe let the wax lyrical at left back, again proving he can’t go on holidays all season.

Ballarat deserved a point hitting the post twice, whereas Daylesford on managed to damaged the post once! Both teams played a thoughtfully pleasurable afternoon of champagne football, flowing passes of joy and some glaring misses!

Daylesford scored first through Dragi Koleski, again, and looked the goods in the splendid weather. But Ballarat never gave up, and showed the old boys sure can sing, and put away and excellent header 15 minutes before team.

The referee was sure having a fun day, pulling cards and having a giggle all day, much to everyone’s surprise and confusion. The game was for the taking in the dying minutes, when daylesford had three on the back post, and no keeper to beat, but the easiness got the better of the lads, and the ball went skywards, awkward.

Harry Robb battled like a cut snake, nearly getting on the end of a few good plays, and Seb Bjorn was lively second half proving his hefty transfer fee worth ten times over.

Overall, a pretty decent effort, but catches win matches, and the team needs more conversions to take the title. Next weeks game is at home 2pm against Forest Rangers, Daylesford VicPark.

Score: 1-1

Posted in News, Seniors

Under 13 : Round 6 home game

DUHSC under 13’s sunday 17th at Vic Park Daylesford against Ballarat White
Please arrive at least half an hour before Kick Off at 11.00.

Please check the roster on the club website for team laundry and half time oranges. We need a volunteer to referee the match so please let us know if you can

Thanks, Steve
Posted in News, Under 13s

Round 6 : 17th of May

It’s our first weekend of juniors playing at home.  Come along on Sunday and support our teams.

Heaps of fantastic stuff at our famous canteen.  Coffee/tea, muffin/cake, soup and sausage rolls.  We will also have a BBQ running.

Fixtures:

miniroo intra-club games from 10 am.

u13 play Ballarat White at 11 am.

u15 play Ballarat at 12:30 pm.

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Round 5 – Daylesford sits pretty on first spot

The Daylesford seniors enjoyed another strong 5-0 win over rivals Bacchus March in wintry blizzard conditions on Sunday at home. Daylesford were elated by the return of its favourite son Francis Comber, former captain and local entertainer. Missing were young guns Patrick Jones, Jimmy Thesnake and John Noaction.

The weather couldn’t dampen the goal fest, but the score could and should have been more flattering for Daylesford, with many chances going to the cleaners. But the bursting crowd got what it can to see, rain and goals, raining goals.

Shanka Hackenburger was top scorer of the day, in front of his tribe, with his second goal a stunning volley worthy of mention in europe. Abdel Bennani slotted home one, along with Dragi Koleski.

It was a team effort by the lads, who now sit two games clear on top, and being chased by Horsham and Creswick. Harry Robb had another cracker game, along with Jazzy Jeff and Sam Tucker. Ivan Carter got a kick also.

Next week will see the lads take on Ballarat, former champions, and solid house of cards.

Score: 5-0
Best: Shanka Hackenburger, Harry Robb, Sam Tucker, Sebastian Douglas Downing

Posted in Match Results, Seniors

Fixtures for Sunday 3rd May

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the game.

U13: Bunninyong V Daylesford
11am Bunninyong #1
http://www.sportingpulse.com/comp_info.cgi?round=4&a=VENUE&venueid=19962335&c=0-8850-0-360335-0&fID=64843203

U15: Nth United White V Daylesford
10.30am Russel Square #2
http://www.sportingpulse.com/comp_info.cgi?round=4&a=VENUE&venueid=19433747&c=0-8850-0-360331-0&fID=64865140

Seniors: Creswick V Daylesford
1pm Doug Lindsay #1
http://www.sportingpulse.com/comp_info.cgi?action=VENUE&venueid=19376389&client=0-8850-0-360334-0

Always check the following sites for the most recent fixture list as they can change:
http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-8850-0-261238-0&a=COMPS

Team Contacts
Please don’t forget to tell coaches or team managers if you can’t make the game.
U13

Coach: Jurgen Paar – 0459 212 113
Team Manager: Steve Kelly – 0429 188 751

U15
Coach: Shankar Hackenberger – 0478 608 529
Team Manager: Dennis Toner – 0458 383 036

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