Oldie Soccer pulls record numbers
AFTER round one's rain delay last week, Supa Oldie Soccer games got underway under clear skies with a record number of players registering for the 2010-11 season.
With nine games (18 teams) being played at the 6pm timeslot, players found out that the best parking spots filled up early.
The new Black Toyota team snuck home against XVII 4-3 in a tight first game of the night.
The game was the start of a new career for Craig McDonald, who picked up the whistle for this game. He did not seem overly excited with his new career. Samantha Davies and Paul Moore won player awards.
Kaos and Dilligafs had a slow start to their game on field two before Sandra Gosling found out the rules are different between hockey and soccer.
She had told her 'keeper to leave a shot alone as the person had kicked it from outside the circle only to suffer the indignation of the referee's whistle.
The game really came alive with four goals being scored in the last 10 minutes to see Kaos win 4-2.
Misfits were frustrated by one-legged Henry in the Odd Balls goal, but eventually won through for a 4-2 victory.
Bevan Pugh (2), Neil Bevan, S Bevan, Simon Trevitt and Neil Burgess were the goal scorers.
Hanks Kitchen and Country Energy were locked 2-2 at the break setting up for an exciting second half.
Country Energy had the better of the half but kept hitting the woodwork before finding the winner.
Goal scorers were Robinson, Rumpf, Skeeb, Cath Browning and Pete Couch.
The Blues got up over Winmill's Campers with M Barnetts role in goals for the campers proving the difference in the end.
White, McConnich (2), Limbert, Shuan Kippack and Towns each scored with D Croffer winning the players award.
Total Graffiti played Grafton Thunder on field eight in a high scoring game.
Chris Matthes, Thompson, Sullivan, Blanch, Lisa Linnerton and Louis scored goals, but it was Nathan Adamson's constant chatter that caught the referees attention. “I got two.”
We just want to know: two what?
PO Hotel Rangers had a memorable game against The Saps with Trevor Hageman scoring his first goal for the Rangers.
Unfortunately the emotion got too much for Trevor who then proceeded to do a lap of the field waving his shirt above his ahead.
Luckily for all involved the Saps did not leak any more goals and won the game 2-1.
Forestry Services took on Road-runners in the late game on field 1.
Forestry pressured the Roadies defence early but could not get a shot on target.
Terry Stuart then opened the scoring on a counter attack when he snuck through the defence to slot a shot inside the post.
Ten minutes later he again found the net when he caught Browny off guard in goals to put the Roadies 2-0 ahead at the break.
The second half started the same but Aaron snuck one under the Roadies keeper's dive to put some buzz back into the game.
Damien Sartori then restored the two goal lead when his shot took a wicked deflection off a defender.
Tony scored a late goal for Forestry but they ran out of time to tie up the game.
Melissa Freeman was voted the players award.
Australia was too strong for Micks Mowing in the last game of the night winning 3-0.
Craig Scott, Brett Butcher and Craig McDonald scored the goals while L Warren was selected for the players award.
Players are reminded to please sign the match card at the canteen when they arrive at the ground before matches.
This will ensure the games are able to start on time.
Captains are also reminded that all players registration sheets and fees must be paid before they take the field.