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SPORT | SOCCER
SPORT | SOCCER
UNFORTUNATLY the boys went down
in an absolute thriller with the tying run
on third in the final innings.
Stewart Mathieson, yet again gave a stand out
performance throwing seven innings of really
strong baseball to hold last year’s premiers at bay
for most of the game.
Mitchell Bowen was also a stand out with a cou-
ple of good hits and a solid game behind the plate.
The boys are really coming along strongly with
a few wins just around the corner.
Final score: South Gippsland 10 to Traralgon
SOUTH Gippsland Miners B Grade team had a
tough task against last year’s premiers who walked
it in for a massive victory.
Two positives to come out of today were Tash
Cocks of Wonthaggi yet again taking a nice catch
in the left outfield and the coach of the newcomers,
Michael Adams, who said, “The guys and girls are
improving with each game.”
Final score: South Gippsland 0 Traralgon 35
Traralgon forfeited due to the weather leaving
a wet but enthusiastic set of young guns high and
Next week’s game will be held at the Chairo
Christian School in Leongatha.
KORUMBURRA was the better team
throughout the first half snatching two
goals to take it into a first half lead.
In the 48th minute Leongatha pulled one
back after ‘Fergs’ was pulled down from a poor
challenge; the penalty was converted by Diego
Unfortunately for Knights, Korumburra got
another goal on the 58th minute mark as a result
of some sloppy defending from a corner.
Late in the piece Diego restored some hope
for the Knights with a neat flick from a corner.
Sadly this was not enough to defeat Koru-
Final score: Korumburra 3 defeated Leon-
THE return of the wet weather saw Leongatha
break its drought with a fantastic win against
Though it took a while for the Knights to
hit their stride, a wonderful equaliser from new
player Jemima Milkins brought renewed enthu-
siasm to the Lady Knights and two follow up
goals from Kathy Zacharopoulos put Leongatha
two up on Korumburra at half time.
Leongatha continued its stellar play in the
second half with some fantastic midfield work;
Bree Ross, for example, made some great plays
on the wing.
A spectacular defence from Leongatha
proved impenetrable for Korumburra and a
backline goal from Karlie Blunden that was
surely the kick of the season saw Leongatha fin-
ish a strong game, 5-1.
Final score: Leongatha 5 defeated Korum-
Knights played City in a five a side game with
plenty of subs.
Players to play in the rain today were Tel-
larah, Heath, Sam, Shayan, Taj, Jacoa, Ella, Jar-
rah, Noah and Neka.
Plenty of goals were scored with team skills
improving each week.
Hopefully the weather will improve this
week and we get to continue our training.
THIS Mothers’ Day game promised heaps given
Korumburra had won the pre-season friendly.
The day started out with drizzle that didn’t
let up all day and the match was played in slip-
Knights started well and with Hayleigh
Bashaw, Caleb Chatelier and Phil Smith for-
ward it didn’t take long for them to pressure the
Korumburra City defence and for Caleb to get
the team’s first goal.
Sam Bainbridge and Ali Lanacaria together
with Will Barker didn’t ease up on the pressure
and City struggled to get the ball out of its half
for the majority of the first half.
When they did Curtis Rintoule in goal was
able to move out from his box and consistently
clear the ball back.
It was one of these clearances that saw a
quick ball forward from Malik Phillips in de-
fence that allowed Caleb to run clear and score
his and the teams second goal.
The Knights defensive four of Nicholas
Bongers, Malik, Jordan Rintoule and Adam Wa-
tchorn were able to keep the City attack under
control, and didn’t allow the City team many
opportunities to come forward.
Late in the first half Aiden Hall from City
was able to take advantage of a quick forward
pass and with a first time strike was able to beat
Curtis in goal.
The second half saw Evie Bath and Tom
Roberts come on for Phil and Malik, though the
Knights players didn’t seem to notice as they
continued to move the ball forward with some
very good controlled passing.
With Caleb moving back into goals it al-
lowed Curtis to roam the forward line and
whilst unable to find the back of the net he had
a number of shots beat the goalie but unluckily
was unable to score.
Phil substituted back on with Jordan being
required to play for the women later in the day
and he was able to score the Knights final goal
after Nicholas provided a long throw in and Phil
took the ball past two defenders and eventually
past the keeper.
The match was contested in good spirits and
both teams provided supportive commentary to
Knights now have two weeks off with byes.
Final score: Leongatha Knights 3 Korum-
burra City 1.
Neither team had lost yet
this season and both were
wanting to keep their un-
beaten run alive. Matches
between the two always seem
to bring out the best in the
Inverloch Stars which started
strongly with an early goal
courtesy of a long range effort
from Barry Farrell.
The game was played at an
extremely fast pace and was
evenly balanced with Phillip
Island and Inverloch having
some more chances before the
break that they were unable
to convert. Some fine keep-
ing from Stars goalkeeper Eli
Cousins was supported by a
strong Stars central defence
pairing Gene Parini and Denis
The second half provided
another strong performance
from both sides with some
excellent running from Stars
right back Tim Thornby that
resulted in a goal to San Oo.
Some tenacious tack-
ling in midfield from Stuart
Hutchinson and some great
work down the left from
Adam Bell resulted in another
goal for San Oo.
Phillip Island piled on the
pressure towards the end of
the game but the Stars held on
to record a clean sheet and to
move to the top of the table.
Final score: Inverloch
Stars 3 defeated Phillip Is-
IT was a great day for soc-
cer on Sunday; the pitch at
Phillip Island was in great
condition and the rain held
off to provide a fantastic
opportunity for some fast
and furious action.
The first half was a close
affair with two goals to Phil-
lip Island and three goals to
the Stars courtesy of Os-
car Price, Joe Licciardi and
Inverloch took hold of the
game in the second half and
the Stars composure and pace
set up Oscar Price for two
The hat trick hero Price
had a fantastic day on the
Phillip Island pitches using
his talents to keep the defence
on the back foot all day.
The Stars are now top of
the table and looking strong.
Final score: Inverloch
Stars 5 defeated Phillip Is-
Starring: Inverloch Stars’ Pat Gilbert playing in
front, just keeping his Phillip Island opponent at
bay in a game that was tighter than the three-nil
• Inverloch Stars v Phillip Island
Stars’ unbeaten run alive
Miners lose a thriller
• Leongatha Knights v Korumburra City
Knights control City
THE stage was set for
a tough encounter be-
tween these two high
Fine save: courageous efforts like Eli Cousins’ helped keep Phillip Island
goalless and the Stars’ unbeaten run for the season alive.
Pitcher: Stewart Mathieson pictured warm-
ing up for what proved to be a close game,
contested right up until the end.
Right, Future star: Caleb Chatelier is a
Knights’ sharp shooter with sublime skills.
He is pictured with teammate Will Barker,
right, in the Under 16’s match which the
Knights went on to win three goals to
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