Castlemaine Under 14Bs had their second game of the season against Spring Gully Green. The first half of the game was very close, going into half time tied at 1-1. In the second half both teams ramped up the scoring pressure with Castlemaine creating a number of scoring opportunities and prevailing in the end with a 6-4 win. A great first win of the season for the Castlemaine Under 14B team!
Three best players were: Wilson Staples, Jimi Fawcett and Ronan Neilson Bridgfoot.
Goal scorers for Castlemaine were: Jimi Fawcett 2, Oscar Keohan 2, Rupert Maxwell 1, Eli Saunders 1
The scoreline, Castlemaine 3 – Strathdale 6, does not do justice to the dogged determination shown by the Castlemaine players. They harried and pressured a Strathdale team who made the most of their superior size all over the pitch.
The first goal came from Strathdale after 5 minutes. Within another 10 minutes Castlemaine were ahead 2-1 with two quick goals, first from a corner then the second from open play.
Strathdale responded quickly to level the scores at 2-2. Castlemaine carried on pressing hard, creating chances and working hard in midfield.
Some quick counter attacks by Strathdale kept the Maine goalkeeper busy in the last 10 minutes of the first half with goals resulting. Half-time came with Strathdale ahead 5-2.
The second half started with Castlemaine exhibiting more of the determination shown in the first half, with many good runs and tactical awareness helping the cause.
This came to fruition with a great goal from open play bringing the score to 3-5.
Some courageous defending and goalkeeping foiled all but one of the many attempts by Strathdale., leavind scores 6-3 Strathdale’s way at full time.
Castlemaine goals: T. Slaytor 2, R. De Podolinsky.
The sun and Castlemaine Under 12B shone briefly and early on Saturday afternoon.
Monty Hall, Miro Vaskess and Fionn Kennedy gained control of midfield quickly and opportunities to score were seized upon by Himal Gautam.
Spring Gully’s breaks on goal were thwarted tirelessly and brilliantly by Jack Neilson-Bridgfoot, who was ably supported by Obie Adams, Angus Ware and Peggy Ross.
Sam Butterworth-Moss and Daniel Hall both found the net and when Henry Tremlett-Davies scored a blinder from distance in the second half it was curtains for Spring Gully.
Hugh O’Connor’s calm and confidence in goal combined with excellent distribution brought Rosie MacLaurin, Elouise Jones and Kane Bassett into play.
Castlemaine defeated Spring Gully, 5 – 1.
Goalscorers were Himal Gautam (2), Sam Butterworth-Moss (1), Daniel Hall (1), and Henry Tremlett-Davies (1).