23rd April Match Reports

Draws & Close games were the flavour of the day.

Division 1 Seniors hosted Bacchus Marsh at home in ideal Autumn conditions. Daylesford found themselves 1-0 down at half time following a flat performance. Hard work and stand out performances by Sean Ludeke & club stalwart Dragi Koleski saw the game played more on Daylesford’s terms. Against the run of play Bacchus Marsh were awarded a penalty, expertly kept out by Jarrod Prosser. After toiling hard all day Ludeke finally broke through in the 92nd minute to bring both sides level and salvage a point for Daylesford. Final score 1-1 Goals: Sean Ludeke – 1  Best: Dragi Koleski, Sean Ludeke, Jarrod Prosser, Lachlan Torquati.

Division 2 Travelled to North Ballarat for a much improved performance and even contribution from all players. After conceding a soft early goal, hard work by Jaycob Paddon resulted in a penalty, coolly converted by Tiger Callahan. Paddon & Gabriel Gianni-Meave managed combined to generate a controlled finish by Paddon. Now 2-1 up Daylesford’s defensive line was under pressure all the way through the second half but strong performances by Akseli Partonen, Richard Malter & Ben Andrew managed to hold out until the final 5 seconds conceding a soft penalty. Final Score 2-2 Goals: Tiger Callahan  Jaycob Paddon  Best: Tiger Callahan  Jaycob Paddon  Ben Andrew, Akseli Partonen.

U/15s Daylesford & Hepburn United V Ballarat North United  Score 2:1 loss Goals- Jaida Berridge

U/13s Daylesford & Hepburn United V Vic Park Red  Score 2:2 Goals- Eero Partonen, Liam Pertzel. Best Giordano Cappuccino, Micheal Armstrong, Luka Straka.

U/11s Daylesford & Hepburn United V Vic Park Blue Score 4:3 Goals- Zach Koleski – 2 , Valentine Smith -1.

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