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Round Eight Match Reports

 
Presidents Report

Another big weekend at home which seen games played on Friday night and Saturday with only the 7/2 (bye) and the WAA (AWAY) not being at home. 

A massive thank you to everyone who braved the cold to support the Friday all age team in a somewhat physical game. 

Another weekend of cadet referees getting amazing feedback from away clubs. No refs were excluded Kahayl, Isaac, Ella and Caitlin all receiving praise for their efforts. 
As well as the 2 volunteer referees who did Friday All age and the u14s and MAA on Saturday helped us out more than ever. 

Our match days can’t run with out our volunteers so I would like to also thank everyone who jumped in and made the day run incredibly smooth. We can’t always personally thank you on the day but please know your efforts are greatly appreciated by everyone and can’t thank you enough. 

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend of football at what is a great club with amazing people. 

Adam Neville 
(President)

 
Under 5/1

This weekend we faced off against Garden Suburbs. It was the team we played in round 1 and it was great to see how far our team has come since then implementing all their skills throughout the game. 

Elijah and Emerson showed off their kick ins that we have been practising at training. 

Ethan and Ben played a great game all round, really getting involved in the thick of the action. 

Deegan keeps on showing his great defence first mindset with some great clearances. 

The KFC Morisset player of the match this round went to Reuben who had his best performance to date. Getting involved everywhere and clearly improving each week. Reuben also didn’t hesitate to run on the field and help out his team when another team mate came off with injury. 

The team was very thankful to our no.1 supporter on the day, Trey who couldn’t play this week but still came to watch his team. 

The kids have shown so much improvement from round 1. It’s very encouraging and can’t wait to continue the season next week. 



Under 5/2


It was a blowy morning this morning at our home ground, but despite the freezing conditions the kids tried their best. 

Harrison and Ed had a great first half with lots of great saves and near opportunities. Will was our goal saver on the field, and did it all with a smile. Scarlett and Regan were consistent in their efforts across the game. Jackson and Charlie had some great goal saving moments and tried their best.

Our player of the week this week was Scarlett who was fearless against the boys. 
Well done team! 



Under 6/1

Southern lakes v Morisset 

The kids came up against a tough opponent today, they persevered really well and kept going for goal. Frazer, Aurora and Charlie had some beautiful run for goals. Emily P and Emily S got in and retrieved the ball wonderfully many times. Oli along with Emily P and Frazer did many great goal saves today.

Great work by all facing a strong opponent.

It was too hard to pick between these two young guys, they worked very hard today

Two players of the week for us this week well done to Frazer and Oli - keep up your working spirit


Under 6/2

An icy winters morning of soccer at our home ground, Douglass street oval against Barnsley.
What a great first half of soccer. Playing great defence keeping the score low.

Kobi and Khaleesi getting in and kicking the ball back into play and defending the ball.
Harlen and Hudson kicking the ball and chasing after it and kicking some nice goals.

Our Abbey’s Coffee Co. player of the week is Korbyn,as he played great defence, blocking some great kicks and getting in and having a go.
Great job Korbyn. Great game all.



Under 6/3

6/3’s took to the field against Barnsley.

It started off with a terrific goal from Tahj followed up with 2 from Ace and 1 from Fletcher.

Speedy legs Levi was out there getting in on all of the tackles and taking the ball down the line.

Jesse and Beau were on form with their defence and attacking the ball.

Mia had some excellent runs and kept up with attacking the ball.

Overall it was an amazing effort by all of the team.


Under 7/1

It's hard to believe we are now in the 2nd half of the season, playing against Edgeworth who we played in round 1. Luckily none of our dribblers blew away in the horrible weather, but they put in a very strong performance and put away several goals.

Lots of goal scorers today with Eli, Jax and Maggie scoring a couple of goals each, one of Maggies a rocket from half way, and it was extremely exciting to see Karstan score his first goal with a brilliant half the field run to put it away - and very nearly scored a second soon after!!

Georgia, Georgie & Jordy all put in great efforts in defence. Georgia was in every tackle, and Georgia put in a brilliant full length of the field run to save what would've been a sure goal!

Our player of the game this week was Eli, an overall solid effort at training, and every game and his skills are improving every week.



 


Under 7/2

No Game this week - BYE


Under 8/1

On a cold and overcast morning at home against Edgeworth our Cheetahs came out shining and ready to play!

Today was all about teamwork and it was our best game of the season thus far. We kept in our positions, passed the ball well, marked the other team and kept the pressure on Edgeworth the whole game. By keeping the pressure on them we kept the score down and this was something we wanted to achieve. Everyone this week really tired their best and put in that extra effort.

The game was exciting to watch and it’s wonderful to see us playing together as a team!
Noah, Spencer, Annalise, and Izzy made some great runs and had some good attempts near the goals. Zach and Toby again performed with some impressive clearing kick and defence. Aylah stands out in the middle of the field and was force in tackles.

Arlo and Hayden were our goalkeepers this game and both made some good saves. It was also great to see both boys planning and working on where their goal kicks back to the team were going rather than straight back up the middle.   

Today our Centennial Coal player of the match went to Nash. Nash comes and plays with his heart on his sleeve every week. He is a big part of our team and has grown and developed a lot since his first game. Today he got more involved in the game with some good kicks, and tackles. Nash is developing a better understanding for the game and looked to be really enjoying being on the field. He melted us all crying tears of joy when he got this week’s award. Well done Nash.



Under 8/2

The 8/2 took on Dudley today and boy did they put on a show!

We had goals from two of our main defenders Casey and Ari with some great ball control and skill to curve it in the goals.

We had Riley in Goals first half and Casey second and they both saved many potential goals from going in. Noah F and Noah Y also got a goal each too add to our total score.

The boys have come so far with their team spirit and sportsmanship and it’s such a joy to watch how happy they are when their teammates score goals and the teamwork they do with each other.

Logan, Kai and Riley were super quick on their feet gaining possession of the ball many times and working the ball.

Rhys, Mason, Jayden and Nixon played a good game focusing on the centre and gaining the ball back many times from Dudley and doing many controlled passes to their mates.

Such a fun fast paced game!

Our player of the week went to Ari Mills who is consistently growing and improving his great skills



Under 8/3

This week's game almost didn't happen with the Barnsley Bulldogs short on players.

The boys and girls ran out onto the field full of energy and ready to go. Their training paid off passing the ball to each other.

A 7-1 win showed how well they are playing as a team.

Our One choice concrete player of the week was Ava B.


Under 9/1

It was cold, but the boys were ready for the game. Justin said at the start of the game, “just try and get one goal this game”. 
Maybe he should just say that every week! Jacob scored two goals and Josh scored one. Will saved most of the goals that were shot at him in the first half. Dylan did well in the second half hardly letting any goals in too. 

The Lake Macquarie Crane Hire player of the match went to Anders. For being good in the midfield and doing some great tackles. 
We love playing soccer against other challenging teams. 

Can we practice our both foot goal shooting at training on Wednesday, so we can score with both feet?



Under 9/2

The boys braved the elements today to take on Barnsley at home, for the last match of the day.

After a slow start, Angus snagged one in the back of the net to open up the scoring and finishing the game with a poker. Reuben, Braxton, Tristan respectively all scored goals today, whilst Kooper my most improved player so far this year, bagged two well deserved goals.

While the Ryan, James, Samuel and Saxon worked hard in defence to keep the opposition gaols to a minimum.  

Jaxon was nervous to play goalie today; his nerves turned into focus and saw him take out our Southlakes Medical Player of the week. Great job Jaxon!
See you all at training on Thursday boys.


Under 10/1

A cold and windy morning at Douglas Street oval and we welcomed Warner’s bay.

The first half started very evenly matched with both teams making good attacking runs. It was Warner’s Bay who broke the deadlock despite good defensive efforts from Tyler and Jacob Ward. The lead didn’t last long when Rylee equalised immediately with a left footed strike. Our defence had a lot of work to do towards the end of the half but Caleb, Tyler Woodford, Harry and Jarrod put in amazing efforts.

H/T

SLUFC 1 Warner’s Bay 3

At the halftime break we encouraged the boys to keep play as a team and more goals will come.

It took less than a minute for the first goal of the second half to come and that came from Rylee with a rocket of shot. It didn’t take long for Oliver Boughton to bag one and level the game ( 3-3). Oliver Brann was a handful up front playing the best game I’ve seen him play.Ryan was also a pest up front and unlucky not to score. Kai worked hard in the midfield to try and but balls through to our strikers.  Antonio made some great passes to create goals and fully deserved to get one for himself and put the boys in the lead against a well organised Warner’s Bay team who fought back and scored two goals to set up an exciting final five minutes. Dennis and I really want to applaud the effort from all the team in the final five minutes, the boys never gave up and worked hard to get the equaliser, and it came through Kash who worked hard all game  and sealed a  draw.

F/T SLUFC 5 Warner’s Bay 5

Thank you to Isaac for doing a great job refereeing.

Also we wish Beau a full recovery who is out injured with a bad ankle.

This weeks Hunter Packaging player of the game went to Rylee.


Under 10G/1

SLUFC vs MAITLAND round 8

Today the girls took on a strong Maitland in what was a cold and windy day for football. 

From the first whistle we went on the front foot with some amazing runs with the ball from katie in the middle. Our back 3 Sarah, Lexi and Kalaniwere on fire with only 1 shot on goal all first half for Lexie B to deal with as our goalkeeper. 
The Maitland defence held strong but that didn’t stop Ashlyn,Evie, Rubi and Izzy up front from pushing Maitland to be at their best. 
Second half we needed to step it up a gear and both Sienna and Stella come out to show what they can do. A great save in goals from Katie proving costly having to come from the field with an injury but Izzy stepping in doing a great job until the end. 

This was a tough game with both sides matched equally through out the game and the girls really held their own throughout the game. 
This weeks player of the match sponsored by zen bathrooms & tiles is Katie for her efforts across the pitch and with the gloves. 
Interim Coaches: Adam Neville and Simon Elliot 
Manager: Bec Smith



Under 10G/2

The girls were keen to play Dudley Redhead who defeated them at the start of the season. Although we started the game strong and had several chances to score early it was the opposition that opened the scoring. To the teams credit they remained positive and it wasn’t before long our scoring machine Amber drilled a left foot special in the back of the net to level the game.

Eden as always was everywhere upfront as was very unlucky not to score but her effort was outstanding. Once again Millie seized her chance and scored our second through an individual piece of brilliance. Taking the lead the girls pressed hard. Jen showed great skill in goals and was well supported in defence by Ava, Hunter and Indie. Betzi played with great enthusiasm and was everywhere and so unlucky not to find the back of the net. When the whistle blew for oranges the girls were ahead 2-1. Coach Col was happy with the score line but was ruing the missed opportunities.

The second half saw Indie take the pink jersey and in goals she was amazing. Some nice saves and clearance kicks made certain she was keeping a clean sheet. Jasmine as always drove the ball hard turning defence into attack. She is a future star! Hunter displayed great turns with the ball. Ava once again made great clearance kicks time and time again. Jen was amazing in defence and running with the ball. Eden was injured in the second half but showed great courage to get back on and give it everything she had.

Winnie, what can we say, played an amazing game. Her ball control and dribbling was fantastic. We don’t know if it's Coach Col’s brilliant drills at training or the fact she runs rings around her two brothers and sister at home but she played out of her skin. With that was it any wonder she took home ‘the chips’ to be our Player Of The Week! Well done Winnie and well done team. With the return of Stella & Sienna next week it's onwards and upwards to try and make it 6 in a row. And a big thankyou to Mrs Irvine for coming to the game. Girls were thrilled one of their teachers was cheering them on!



Under 14

Southern lakes united fc under 14's round 8 clash with Mayfield tigers 🐅 .
After 2 consecutive wins it seen us kick the second half of the round off against a team coming second and a side that we have never beaten let alone scored against.

It also seen us up against it before kick off with 4 kids out and no known goalkeeper leaving us with a depleted side and about 4 kids playing positions they never played before, the message before kick off is that it's a team sport, we do what ever the team needs and days like today all we can do is try our best, turn up and pull together as a side and lastly as always have fun.

Well from the opening whistle we carried our great form from previous weeks and came at a shocked Mayfield side with us crashing a penalty into the wrong side of the post and Matilda traynor just putting one over but then Cooper Mitchell slotted a great goal home for us to hit the lead for us to put the Mayfield curse to bed.

End to end stuff for majority of the first half but Mayfield answered back with one of their own on the stroke of half-time to have it locked up at the break.

Mayfield then took the lead and a bit of our bite with us looking tired before we threw numbers forward and with only minutes to go a probing run from Logan McLean stabbed one home from close range to level it all back up with only minutes to go scoring his second in as many weeks.

Then the unjustifiable happened an own goal as we tryed to clear our goal line resulted in a heartbreaking loss.

A game of mixed emotions where I thought we were by far the better team and never got that result I thought we deserved.

One of our best games in 6 years left one coach absolutely shattered after the game but I couldn't be any prouder, their faces when they walked off told me they felt it also.

Special mention to Rowan McGrigor and Kahayl smith today putting the no.1 jersey on doing an exceptional job today in which they were both taken out of their comfort zones today 🙌.


I'm already looking forward to next week!


Mayfield 🐅 3 - 2 SLUFC  


Goalscorers -

Cooper Mitchell ⚽

Logan McLean ⚽


Player of the year -

Logan McLean    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Cooper Mitchell   ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Rowan McGrigor ⭐⭐⭐

Kahayl smith        ⭐⭐

Jack waters          ⭐

 


Friday All Age

SOUTHERN LAKES UTD 0 MAYFIELD  3

This was an improved performance from the time we played Mayfield in round 1.

Closing down players more and trying to stop their players from turning has helped improve our game and at times we had some good passing between players.

They should have had a player sent off mid-first half when one of their players put studs into Adam Neville's shins.

OUCH!!!!!!!

Dave stepped in and went into goals. Thank God Adam was ok and was able to come back on 15 minutes later. Jade came off after getting a ball right in the face so we were in the wars again!!!

They went one up in the first half  but  we had some great play from  Kayde in midfield getting balls between the gaps in their defence for

Adam Saint who made some great crosses in front of their goals.

Second half we had a couple of chances on goals but with too much ball watching, they scored two more goals which finished the game off.

They still were the better team but we made it harder for them this time around.

Well done team.


Saturday All Age

Wild and windy home game for mighty MAA, up against Mayfield,  playing 433, started off brightly but conceded after bout 20mins, but equalised after some nice played from Jaycob, and Darren bundled ball over line,  1-1 game on, after a mix up in defence the ball came off Jim's noggin and ended up in net.. og.. went into half time 2-1 down but a very even half, Mayfield got a dodgy penalty early in 2nd Half, but Tim had a splendid save to keep it out, we had a few scares but Duca kept getting his head in the way.

Jaycob who copped a knee in back had to come off, shame because he was our best player up til then,  the wind picked up but not in our favour, Mayfield scored a 3rd, then we had a great chance to score, but ref called offside, which it never was, unfortunately with no linesmen not much we could do.. they scored again from an offside position but ref gave it,  we kind of fell apart in last 10 minutes, and they scored a couple of easy goals, to make final score 6-1 which really didn't reflect the game, but with no real ref's or linesmen it makes it difficult,  but the ref we had did ok...overall a pleasing performance in spite of scoreline 



Women's All Age

WASH OUT

We were all up at 7am preparing for our away game at tilligerry this week. By 7.30am it was cancelled and we had a bus that wash pre-hired. So we ransacked our houses for presentable clothes and a splash of makeup and headed over two Douglass street oval.

From there Our bus driver and Vice President extraordinaire decided to hijack the team for some team bonding, NATS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS and fun in the hunter valley.

We all tried our soccer hands at Aqua golf with many a giggles but no prizes for our effort, from there we had our fill or overfill of cheese and icecream and lovely picnic. We then headed over to the chocolate tasting which was truly “sweet”. We finished up with a delicious lunch, before safely returning to the oval.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NAT

THANKS TO ALL FOR BEING GREAT SPORTS AND ADDING TO A WONDERFUL DAY!


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