Soccer season in full force

Water and Tippers' Felicity Holstein and Nicholas Edwards in a great tussle with IGA Lovey’s Katlyn Garnham and Thomas Cross. Picture: Supplied
Water and Tippers' Felicity Holstein and Nicholas Edwards in a great tussle with IGA Lovey’s Katlyn Garnham and Thomas Cross. Picture: Supplied

Gloss-Ter CarWash Division 1 – The weather looked like it might have got the best of us this week but it turned out to be a brilliant Saturday morning.

The first game Hunter Special Vehicles v Autolec Gloucester. It was a great game with great sportsmanship. Hunter Special Vehicles showed excellent co operation and team work from all players resulting in some sensational goals.

Some fancy footwork from Baily Ballantyne. Super attacking and defense resulting in a win for Hunter Special Vehicles 5 goals to 2.

The second game Gloucester BlueLight v Accommodation Gloucester resulted in a forfeit from Accommodation Gloucester due to only four players turning up for the game.

Gloucester Barrington Pest Control Division 2-  After the prediction of a wet washout, the day turned brilliant for our first game between Lovey’s IGA (red) and Water and Tipper Hire (light blue).

Both teams starting to gel well together as a unit, with light blue’s defence by Rachel and Will outstanding. A first goal by Austin gave his team a burst of pride, but it was quickly followed by Jack scoring for the red team, evening the scores. A late goal by Hamish gave the red team a victory, 2-1.

Is there anything better than a hard-fought game of kids soccer on a Saturday morning? Well, the battle between HSV (white) and Autolec (blue) gave parents much to cheer about with everyone on the field giving their all.

Both teams improving positional play each week and learning to pass to each other effectively. Goals to Lorna, Luke, and Nicholas, the final score 2-2. Another tight tussle in the final game of the day between Gloucester Farmer’s Markets (yellow) and BlueLight (green).

A fantastic, consistent effort made by everyone on the field, both in defence and attack. Sam scored 2 goals for yellow with his fancy footwork causing green some grief. Green had a number of missed chances at goals which would have led to a different outcome should they have come off.

Final result, 2-0 to yellow. A big thank you from all the team managers to our refs who are teaching the kids each week all the finer rules of the games.

Avon Valley Concreting Division 4 Lovey's IGA v Ollies Service Centre –  the game started out well for Lovey's with Aiden making a great attempt at goal in the opening minutes. Nick Maslen continued with great for defense for the Ollie's team.

Charlie Coombe just missed a goal for Ollie's with Destiny putting in a great goal kick to continue the game. Riley Edwards put in some great defense moves while Eli Dazzled with his ball skills. Justin from Lovey's was on fire with his goal kicking even though Riley Blanch put his body on the line for a tremendous attempt at saving them.

Drifta’s First Win of Season Another home game for Drifta 14s this week, Saturday, May 19 where we came up against the Wingham Wanderers.

Drifta held strong possession of the ball during the first half, finding spaces in the Wingham Wanderers defence which provided Kelly, Josh, Xander and Joseph many opportunities to keep their goalkeeper on his toes. Hayden made some great individual runs down the sidelines when given the opportunity and made some strong tackles along the way.

Aiden took a gamble taking a long shot at goals, driving the ball into the back of the net, scoring a brilliant goal. Wingham then found a few opportunities, breaking away down the sidelines, putting Sam on his knees to save some attempts from the opposition.

Zeke made some skilled passes to Josh who attempted to head the ball into the net a few times, making the Wanderers keeper dive for the unexpected ball. Just before the half time whistle, Aiden drove the ball hard and fast into the net for a second time, having himself a fantastic first half and bringing the score to 2-0.

Joseph jumped into the goalie position for the second half, saving a few of their attempts at goal, while giving Sam a run on the field. It was newcomer Beau who made an impression in the second half, making a track up the wing on the field. Josh made a clean pass to Zeke who headed the ball and their keeper came out to defend it, but Beau took them by surprise and tapped it in after the keeper came out a little too far. Beau added to the scoreline again soon after with a confident pass from Xander.

Wanderers were awarded a free kick just outside the 18 yard line and their dominating striker took great advantage and chipped it into the net over the top of Joseph. Soon after, they took a corner kick and we were unable to clear the loose ball which resulted in another goal for the Wanderers. Isaac, volunteered for a fullback position and found himself amongst some fast-running forwards, getting cheered along by his brother from the sideline.

Harrison worked well in every position the coach placed him into, unlucky not to come away with a goal. Tristyn and Jack fought hard keeping up with their fast paced strikers, while Josh slotted a nice ball into the back of the net, only to be called off side. Zeke entertained the crowd towards the end of the game with his attempts at goal rebounding off the goalie and crossbar numerous times one after the other. A hard fought battle today with Drifta coming out on top with a 4-2 win.

Well done boys. See you on the pitch for another home game next week against new team Tinonee at 11:00am.

We have Tea Gardens Gala Day on Sunday, June 4, teams will be published on the website and Facebook this week and players invited will be given a letter on Saturday, May 27.

We also have Silent Saturday this Saturday,  May. 27 See you on the Sideline.