R11 – Drouin v Prom Coast

Drouin Dragons played another home game in overcast and cool conditions against Prom Coast. Dragon’s showed a dominant display of Soccer across all games with the Under 12’s, Under 16’s and Reserves winning convincingly.
Next week marks the mid season competition of the South Gippsland League Cup played over 4 weeks before recommencing the the second half of the 2016 Season.

Under 12’s
Fulltime Score: Drouin 14 – Prom Coast 0
Summary: A comfortable win for the team today against a very young Prom Coast side. Scoring our first goal after 4 minutes the game was a good chance to work on offensive moves. Samuel led the way scoring first and continued to score regularly throughout the game finishing with 5 goals. Jordan also scored well with 3 goals all from a reasonable range with strong accurate shots. The highlight of the day being a great pass from Mordecai which led to Jordan’s second goal. Ali, Cain and Ethan also chipped in with two goals. Ace had a very quiet day but when called on made a very good save early in the second half. As it had been very quiet defensively Ace had a rare venture playing as a defender and Mordecai deputised in goals. Thomas and Jack were superb in defence repelling any attacks with great efficiency. Best game Jack has played and he has really developed some poise when gaining possession, rather than just clearing the ball, he is now setting up midfielders. Good solid game from all in the midfield with Tyan and Ethan really running hard. Good to see guys. Still plenty to work on if we are to perform better against the top teams and in particular we really need to work on our talking to help out teammates and passing in offense.
Player Awards:
Coaches Award Jack Furlong
Goal Scorers: Samuel Bradford 5, Jordan Dorling 3, Ethan Bongiorno 2, Ali Rahmani 2 Cain Layland 2

Under 16’s
Full-time Score: Drouin Dragons 18 – Prom Coast 0
The game kicked off in overcast and cool conditions after the Prom Coast Captain won the toss. Drouin started slowly and struggled to get any rhythm going for the first 15 minutes of play.
However, they eventually started to play their style of game and opened the score with a nice run by the mid-field working in combination with the attacking players. It wasn’t until the 27th minute of play that their second goal was put into the back of the net after Prom Coast who had fielded 10 players put up a determined defense to hold the Drouin attackers off for so long. Drouin, through persistence and numerous attacks scored several more goals to finish off the half 8-0.
The second half was much more controlled by Drouin who dominated the play for the entire forty minutes. A total of 10 unanswered goals were scored by Drouin in the second half with the match closing 18-0 in Drouin’s favour.
Prom Coast fought hard throughout the match and the scoreline did not reflect just how competitive both teams were throughout the game.
Player Awards:
Jakks Pizza Shack Best on Ground: Flynn Cordell
Hotondo Homes Coaches Award: Steve Bearchell
Goal Scorers:
Steve Bearchell = 3, Gustavo Galdamez = 3, Jessica Nalty = 2, d’Artagnan Belcher = 1, Daniel Patchett = 2, Flynn Cordell = 4, Rico Ercoles = 1, Eliyah Geerlings = 1, Lachlan Beer = 1

Reserves
Full-time Score: Drouin Dragons 13 – Prom Coast 1
The match was played in cool overcast conditions on a pitch that was recovering from a wet week. Drouin opened their scoring account after 8 minutes of play with a well timed movement through the mid-field. Drouin maintained dominance throughout the half and kept good control of the ball allowing for some delightful passages of play. Prom Coast found the pace too quick for them at times but were resolute in defense throughout the 45 minutes of play.
The half closed out at 8-0 in Drouin’s favour.
Drouin made a number of positional changes at half time encouraging players to work on the ball in roles they had not experienced previously in match play, and this allowed Prom Coast to involve themselves more in attack.
Drouin settled down quickly however, and scored 14 minutes into the half after some fine play occurred down the left flank. A further 4 goals were scored throughout the half even though Prom Coast put up some dogged defense in an attempt to stem the flow of goals.
Prom Coast got a consolation penalty late in the match that was just reward for their efforts throughout the game.
The score ended 13-1 in Drouin’s favour.
Player Awards:
Hotondo Homes Coaches Award: Shannon Knegt
Goal Scorers:
Arjay Trillanes = 2, Tim Laidlaw = 3, Shannon Knegt = 2, Bailey Kittelty = 2, Tyler Ryan = 2, d’Artagnan Belcher = 1, Prom Coast own goal = 1