Last match for the men
Gloucester Soldiers Club Senior men’s soccer team played their final game of the year against Tuncurry Tigers at Boronia Park on Saturday August 4.
The game started off with some end to end attacking play by both teams with Tyler Davies and Joel Sheely proving to be a handful with speed to burn. Andrew Hughes moved into the centre of the back line with Sam Mundy both bringing numerous attacking runs to an end, with some solid tackles. Unfortunately Gloucester was unable to keep the ball out of the net after a great corner ball from Tuncurry, finding their forward with a strong head to finish. Beau Boyd found himself with plenty of time in the midfield putting some great balls through their backline. Joel Sheely chased down a ball to slot it into the goals to bring the scores back to 1-1. Sam Mundy had to make a goal saving tackle just before halftime only to have a penalty kick awarded to Tuncurry to bring the score 2-1.
After a half time talk from Steve the team reset and didn’t hold back, with Geoff Hawkins bringing a player down just outside the box earning himself a yellow card. Darren Royce returned back to the field after a lengthy break due to injury, with an instant change to strengthen our structure in the middle of the park. Unfortunately we were unable to keep a long shot out which found its way into the far post. Tyler pushed on and chased a ball down to put Gloucester back on the score sheet 3-2.
Coming into the dying minutes of the game Darren found himself in front of the goals but unable to slot the equaliser away. Great team spirit all year guys, well done.
Gloucester Tax and Accounting Division 1
Autolec Gloucester v Hunter Special Vehicles: Hunter Special Vehicles had another strong game. Defence was excellent. Bridghid Parker & Chloe Garnham both showing no fear! There was some sharp shooting from Sam Ballantyne & Kaito Sutton. Jacob Danton scored a goal from a Falcon ! Josh Norrie, James McLeod, Kaito Sutton, were fantastic in goal. Autolec Gloucesters Hayden was great in goal. It was an awesome effort from all Autolec players as there were no subs. Final score 10 – 4 to Hunter Special Vehicles.
Accommodation Gloucester v Gloucester BlueLight :This game showed some wonderful sportsmanship from Gloucester BlueLights every team member. There were some great saves in goals by several players as they interchanged goalie all game. Every player had a great game, it was impossible to pick highlights as every player put in a top effort. Well Done Gloucester BlueLight. Accommodation Gloucester had a good first half but Gloucester BlueLight had an awesome second half, a goal was scored from a penalty in the second half. Accommodation Gloucester put in a good effort but Gloucester BlueLight was too strong coming away with the win 8 - 4
Gloucester Barrington Pest Control Division 2
Gloucester BlueLight (Green) vs. Gloucester Farmers’ Markets (Yellow): In unseasonably warm temperatures the children took to the field with enthusiasm and vigour. Brianna and Joseph worked together well for Green with plenty of support from Shannon. Alyssa was rock solid again in defence. Despite repeated attempts by Tyler and Nick (Yellow), they found it too hard to penetrate the Green defence regularly. Final score 7-2 to Green.
Gloucester Autolec (Dark Blue) vs. Gloucester Soldiers’ Club (Red): Solid defence was the name of the game for Red today, with the Laurie boys showing how it’s done. Abbie is finding his soccer feet nicely, making some great breaks, supporting Nick who scored 4 goals for Red. Paige was also rock solid in defence for dark blue, supported all by Tristan. Final score 4-1 to Red.
Gloucester/Barrington Pest Control (Maroon) vs. Hunter Special Vehicles (White): Maroon hit the field today with renewed enthusiasm after their ecstatic win last week. Emily and Bree continued to provide solid defence for Maroon, whilst Xave and Bradley were very unlucky to not score for their team. White came out with the fancy footwork of Thomas and Oliver and a formidable back line of Georgia and Jess. Final score 4-0 to White.
Avon Valley Concreting Division 4
Gloucester Dental v Avon Velley Concreting: Gloucester Dental Green had a solid game against Avon valley Concreting. Mitchell Auckett scoring two goals and developing his footwork skills. Henry Maggs provided good defence at the goals. Thomas Richardson gave Gloucester Dental good support and took a big headbutt at the end of the game. Avon Valley Concreting had a good attacking game with Jarrah Baker coring five goals. Ewan Sheely and Chay Harris provided good defence and defensive play. Ewan DSheely took a big headbutt at the start of the game and scored a goal from the centre line.
CalCo Surveyors v Ollies Service Centre: Ollie’s is showing consistent improvement and play with great enthusiasm. CalCo had another strong game. Pharaoh Genoli had a few really good runs and some good defence by Hamish Haschek, Spencer Haschek and Dane Laurie. Beau Laurie was the only goal scorer with lots of great attempts.
Darrels Gourmet Butchery v Bucketts Building Supplies It was a 3 on 3 encounter this week. All the kids had to be involved. It was great to see Patrick Doolan getting so much of the ball. Sami Soupidis was her usual bubbly self and Eli Soupidis was busy all game.
Saturday 4th August saw Drifta take on a tough 2nd place Moorland side. Great forward runs from Zeke Llewellyn and Kayden Schumann proved that the Moorland defence had some gaps, but Moorland’s attack proved too much for Driftas defence with them scoring late in the second half. Drifta scored their first ever goal against Moorland from Cody Howard with it being only their 11th goal conceded this season. Drifta pushed on after half time but even though Drifta pressured hard, Moorland scored two further goals.
Final score 3-1.
Drifta’s next game finds out who finishes third before the finals, with Drifta taking on the Tuncurry Tigers Black team at Gloucester kicking off at 10am Saturday August 11.