Division One – Round 8 vs Dapto

Posted by rappleby | Fixtures,Reserve Grade,Results | Saturday 22 May 2010 7:48 pm

Division One (Reserve Grade)
Balgownie Rangers  1 (1) Р(0) 0 Dapto
D. Schmid 1

With captain Alan Appleby out for this game – assisting with the birth of his first son, things had to be re-shuffled around for the defending champions. Brent came into the sweeper role, while Richard Astone came back into the team up front.

Bally started the game well, however, running into the wind saw most of the ball in their own half and it showed with Dapto having half a dozen free kicks just outside the box early on in the game. All attempts were either saved by Apples Snr in goal or the wall did enough to deflect/frighten the Dapto strikers attempts.

Bally were awarded a penalty mid-way through the half, however Paul Cicero’s attempt was weak and although the ‘keeper was sent the wrong way, Cich’s stab floated over the crossbar. Dale notched up another goal to his slowly increasing tally, after some great team play saw him slot in from close range to give Bally a 1 goal advantage going into the break. Dapto were reduced to 10 men before half-time which would give Bally extra confidence for the second half.

Due to the wind and Dapto’s reduced team, the remainder of the game was almost exclusively played in Dapto’s end of the ground. Bally peppered the Dapto goal with shots, but the final touch was just not there for Bally today. 3 points were taken, however Bally really should have buried this team with half a dozen goals.

BRFC Team
1. Robert Appleby
2. John McCreary
3. Brent Wilson
4. Blake Riordan
5. Pablo Neira
6. Marty Luskan
7. Paul Cicero
8. Peter Lukin
9. Dale Schmid
10. Travis Faulks (c)
11. Richard Astone
12. Brad Innes
13. Ben Christiansen (on for Richard Astone 79m)

14. Ben Zentrich (on for Travis Faulks 10m)
15. Anthony Oliver (on for Ben Zentrich 60m)

BRFC Women’s Team – Round 13 & Elimination SF Match Reports

Posted by faulkst | Fixtures,Players,Results,Women,Women's | Tuesday 25 August 2009 1:57 pm

BRFC Women’s Team – Round 13 & Elimination SF Match Reports

Round 13 (washed out game)
Thirroul 3 v Balgownie
J J Kelly Park

Balgownie 4 defeated Thirroul 0

1. L Ferrie 2. E Och 3. E Edkins 4. M Lea 5. F Birch 6. D Martin
7. A Oliver 8. C Drolc 9. E Redman 10. L Rengger 11. M Russell
12. R Mangles 13. J Sturgess 14. S Davidson 15. M Barber

This was our last game of the season, the washed out round 13 clash with Thirroul 3. It was played mid week under lights at J J Kelly Park.

Our spirits were high and confidence was building each week, especially after our 4 nil demolition of Helensburgh on the weekend. We wanted to continue our great run even though a semi final spot was assured. And we again started with a good first half. This is a must from here on in with every game we play. We now are a 90 minute team. We created chances and it looked like it was going to be one of those nights when the ball hit the post and the bar in the space of 5 seconds. Melissa was looking for her 3rd goal of the season and she thought she had it but her great shot hit the post and from the rebound Jodie hit the bar from an acute angle. We finally got the goal and also a second to have a 2 nil half time lead.

Our second half was the best I have seen us play all season. The way we knocked the ball around, finding feet and stringing together 6,7 passes and finsihing with crosses and shots on target, it was a pleasure to watch.  With this style of football there is always going to be goals and Rhea added 2 more to her first half goal to finish with a hat trick.

It was a great team effort and just what we needed heading into the finals.

Well done do all of you.

Umberto

23 August 2009
Semi final
Dapto 2 v Balgownie
Cawley Park

Balgownie 0 Dapto 0 (after 110 mins)

Lost 4 -2 on penalties.

1. L Ferrie 2. M Barber 3. M Lea 4. E Edkins 5. A Lo Surdo 6. A Oliver
7. D Martin 8. C Drolc 9. E Redman 10. L Rengger 11. J Sturgess
12. F Birch 13. R Mangles 14. E Och 15. G Cutting 16. S Davidson

We are ‘playing out of our skin’. This was the comment made by our central defender Alison Lo Surdo at the halftime break. And I couldn’t agree more. From the 1st minute to the very last minute of play which was a 110 minutes of football we did everything right. Our intensity was high, we played with aggression, we closed down well, we ran, we created chances, we ran some more, we had them worried, we played with heart and we played like a team. Unfortunately the ball would not go in the back of the net and maybe it wasn’t our day.¬† The match was decided by penalties and its a cruel way to bow out especially knowing we were the better team.

I couldn’t ask for anything more than what was given on the day and I thank you so very much. You make me very proud and you should be proud of yourself and your team mates for what was achieved this season.

Umberto