Round 2 Match Report

Daylesford lose tight wet battle

Games were played in the worst conditions in nearly 50 years, with nearly 100mm of driving rain soaking the pitch and falling throughout both fixtures.

Seniors Div 1

The Division 1 team gave ladder leaders Warnambool FC a big fright, after being up 1-0 at half-time, Daylesford lost 2-1 in the sodden conditions.

Daylesford started well and created some great chances through best on ground Owen Turbitt, who had a cracker of a game out wide. It was the inform Abdel Bennani who scored the goal of the decade with an amazing volley from 30 yards into the back top corner. Very rarely will you see such a strike in Australia.

Warnambool were pushing hard and had Daylesford scrambling to keep their lead on many occasions, with excellent work from Gonzalo Silva, Dragi Koleski, Jarrod Prosser and Francis Comber. Ivan Carter and Sebastian Lukoszek-Every battled well in midfield, and Jono Burris was excellent all day tackling hard.

After half time Warnambool came out hard and scored two goals in 10 minutes, but rarely threatened after that. Daylesford at least deserved a draw, but just could not scramble a goal and came close again with some excellent crosses and run from Turbitt.

The team was without club darling Jordy Barnes and young talents Aidan Mayger and Lachlan Torquali.

All in all, a great effort against an excellent team. The squad has a weekend off to recover and then play on Friday night in Ballarat.

Final Score: 2-1 Loss

Best: Owen Turbitt, Gonzalo Silva, Abdel Bennai, Dragi Koleski, Sebastian Lukoszek-Every, Jono Burris.

Seniors Div 2

An understrength Daylesford Div 2 side battled the appalling conditions and some dynamic team play from Ballarat. Daylesford hit the half 3-1 down with both teams generating several scoring opportunities but Ballarat showing some poise in finishing. Jaycob Paddon & Jeff Brownscombe worked tirelessly through the middle all day. Despite some valiant defending from new recruits Ben Andrew, Damian White & Akseli Partonen, Ballarat scored 3 more after half time to take the match comfortably 6-1.

Final Score: 6-1 Loss

Best: Ben Andrew, Damian White, Akseli Partonen, Jaycob Paddon, Jeff Brownscombe.

Round 1 Results

Round 1 Results:

A great competitive first round was had by all 5 squads in the BDSA. Feedback from all games and was that the standard of play was high and in particular the junior divisions were a credit to the club, both in attitude and game style. Nice work everyone lets keep it up for the whole season.

Special mention to our coaches. Their energy and work over the preseason has set up our teams well for the coming year.

U’11s – Daylesford 8 – Buningyong Black 2. Goal Scorers: Tate Koleski 3, Frey Pelham 2, Tulley Pelham 1, Logan Koleski 1, Sam Verberne 1.

U’13s –  Creswick 5, Daylesford 4. Goal Scorers: Eero Partonen 4.

U’15s - Ballarat White 4, Daylesford 3. Goal Scorers: Sean Armstrong 3.

Division 2 - Ballarat White 2, Daylesford 1. Goal Scorers: Damian White 1.

Division 1 – Daylesford 4, Creswick 1. Jordan Barnes 2, Abdel Bennani 1, Harry Robb 1.

Break now for juniors, Div 1 1pm & Div 2 3pm  play at home this weekend.


Josh  Smith – President




Round 1 & Registrations

Great to see such a great turn out last night across all divisions. 

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Josh Smith  President  0425 700 330

New Season Updates

Hi All,

Just an update on start dates for this season.

U/15′s Start Tonight – 9th March 4.30 Vicpark Footy Oval (then continuing Wednesdays)

U/13′s Start Tonight – 9th March 4.30 Vicpark Footy Oval (then continuing Wednesdays)

U/11′s Start Tonight – 9th March 4.30 Vicpark Footy Oval (then continuing Wednesdays)

Miniroos Start 22nd March 4.30 - Vicpark Footy Oval.

Seniors have started – Training Tonight – 9th March Vicpark Footy Oval 6.30 (then continuing Wednesdays)

Urgent Coaching Request:

We are in need of a volunteer for coaching in the U’13s division.

We are likely to need another coach in the U’11s division.

If you haven’t coached before but are willing to support the club, we will make sure you have assistance from the
more established coaches.

Please contact Joshua Smith President – 0425 770 330 to discuss.

Looking forward to getting the season started and catching up with everyone again.


Joshua Smith

Club President

Daylesford & Hepburn United

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