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.