A contrasting set of scorelines on the Logan Park turfs as the early kickoffs saw our Stu and the Men’s Seconds pour on the goals against Roslyn whilst Arnon’s Women’s Seconds suffered a heavy defeat to Queenstown.
With every game needing full points as the season winds down Stu sent out the Men’s Seconds with a clear message to exploit the home environment and really work Roslyn. A tight first twenty minutes with our boys having plenty of chances but nothing going in was the platform for an irresistible last seventy as 8 goals were plundered with just a single goal conceded. Plenty of spread in the goalscorers as well with Caleb grabbing two and then six other scorers including a maiden goal for the club for Tima Taylor. It might have been the eighth goal deep in injury time but that didn’t prevent wild celebrations for a man who has come so close to scoring all season.
Hosting Queenstown at Logan Park, Arnon’s Women’s Seconds never really got going and with a lack of focus and application struggled their way to a tough loss against a good Queenstown side who are clinical in front of goal. As has been the case on a number of occassions Amy Hislop proved to be almost impossible to contain as she scored six of their seven goals.
Out at Mosgiel and on grass for the first time in six weeks, Women’s Prems really need to get a win to get some kind of momentum going to push towards the end of the season. With the field extremely slippery getting good footing proved difficult and a couple of early chances were missed through players struggling to stay upright. Early strikes to Bella Cartman and Meike van der Meer settled the game and as Mosgiel parked a strong rear guard of nine in the box creating real openings was hard work.
With almost all of the ball in difficult conditions the girls keep plugging away and eventually came away with a nine nil win with Meike, Erin Roxburgh and Beth Elliott all scoring two. Lena de Ronde managed to finish a quality passing move to score her first goal for the season.
In Division One Women both our teams had wins by the same scoreline of 4-1 and with now just a couple of catch up games for Blue to play against Northern, Yellow have now finished their season reasonably happy with where they ended up with a few close games being the difference between a really good season.
Both our Division Three Men’s teams had huge matches as they push towards the title in a league which could end up being won by any of three teams.
Fourths went out to Roslyn to face the home side in a crucial match which could position themselves in poll position or almost hand Roslyn the title. A really tight game which could have gone either way with some tight calls being made by the Referee on the day that might on another day be ignored. Ended up as a three all draw and still a chance for fourths.
Fifths travelled down the valley to face Northern in what was always likely to be a physical encounter, huffed and puffed a bit but eventually got going as Andy Robinson rode some rough challenges and buried a strike. Almost straight from the kick off Fraser Towers banged an absolute worldy in and we were on our way to three points. Another goal to Fraser straight from a corner settled the points before a few nervy moments after we gifted them a goal back.
Also out at Forrester Park, Men’s Sevenths faced off with Northern Lawnmowers and came away with a solid 6-1 win which sees them looking a good shout at winning the best of the rest in the bottom five section of Division Four. Men’s Sixths had a competitive but tough loss at home on the Oval against Roslyn.