31st August 2019
The last game of the season started with a strong defensive header from Nigel and an exceptional display of skills from Paul who kept pushing despite an elbow to the face early on. After nearly 20 minutes the score remained 0-0 as both sides worked hard and Aspendales defence stayed solid every time we pushed forward. Ryan, Toby and Lewis were steady in the midfield and a shot for Sam went wide before the whistle blew for half time.The second half started with a couple of chances for the opposition that went unconverted as our defence worked overtime with Lachy strong in goals as usual. It looked like it would remain scoreless until a corner for Aspendale made it 1-0 before they scored another soon afterwards. Despite their efforts our boys lost a bit of their momentum after this and Aspendale managed another 3 goals to see the game out 5-0. Overall the boys have had an amazing season as they have bonded as a team and developed their game every week with the help and support of our wonderful coaches Carl and Chris. Thanks guys!
The last game of the FV season was fittingly a club derby against our good friends the Yellows. It was a fast and physical game with the Yellows creating enough pressure to make it very hard for the greens to string passes together. Harry opened the scoreline then the yellows capitalised on a defensive error to make it 1-1. Riley and Harrison made the final score 3-1 with well taken goals. Benji made one of his best saves of the season sticking his foot-out having practised during the week. Kian got player of the match for his composure and skills on the ball. Things to work on towards the MESC Cup and Shepparton are combination play, composure and switching the ball from the back.
Mt Eliza 2 - Seaford 1
Mt Eliza U14's were home on Sunday at a sunny Emil Madsen.
Playing Seaford who are 4th on the Ladder, the U14's came out with intent and energy.
Long periods of possession, passing football and awareness of each other saw Oscar on the left wing latch on to a through ball from Jasper, and slotted home in the far bottom corner.
Mt Eliza continued to press, and were rewarded by a half volley from Jasper, who latched on to a cross with an excellent unstoppable finish.
Mt Eliza continued to win possession, and created more chances.
In the second half, more opportunities and possession for Mt Eliza. A long ball for Seaford saw Sam in goal rush out to claim, which was judged to be a foul - and a penalty awarded that was scored by Seaford.
Calm heads prevailed for Mt Eliza who ran out deserved winners.