A return to Drouin Dragon’s home ground saw some well fought out games against a determined Wonthaggi. Beautiful sunny winter weather was welcomed after a few past Sunday’s played in wet and cold conditions.
Full-time Score: Drouin Dragons 5 – Wonthaggi United 0
The game kicked off in fine and mild conditions with little wind to hamper play. Drouin started strongly stringing together several combination passes withholding much of the play from Wonthaggi in the opening 20 minutes of the match. Drouin then opened the scoring securing an early well deserved lead. Drouin continued to play a mature style of soccer involving the defensive players working in combination with the mid-fielders to feed well executed through balls to the attacking players who were given plenty of room to press attack after attack upon Wonthaggi’s defensive line. The 1st half closed out 3-0 in Drouin’s favour.
The second half started slightly less intensely than the first, however, Drouin continued to dominate play having most of the possession throughout the second half. Two further goals were slotted into the back of the net to round out the match 5-0.
Wonthaggi United fought hard throughout the match but were outplayed by a determined, and well oiled Drouin Dragons team.
Country Club Best on Ground: Steve Smythe
Hotondo Homes Coaches Award: Chris Davies
Special Mentions to: Seb Deligt and Andy Bowmar
Goal Scorers: Aaron Kittelty = 1, Chris Davies = 1, Arjay Trillanes = 1, Mark Rossi = 1, Andy Bowmar = 1
Fulltime Score: Drouin 5 – Wonthaggi 1
Summary: What a difference a month off makes. Today was an opportunity to make up for our poor performance in our last outing over a month ago against the same opposition. What a turn around. Switched on and full of run DDSC scored three goals in the first thirteen minutes and dominated possession. The later part of the first half we failed to add to our score however we still controlled most of the possession with Ace rarely called on in goals. Super first game in the under 12s from Rinnan who was resolute in defence not losing a single one on one battle all day, showing great ability to shut down and intercept attacking opposition players. Thomas once again led well from defence and even made a few long runs straight up the middle. Ali and Sam combined well but unfortunately Ali had his radar off today however scored a very late goal which was a good reward for excellent play all day but he could easily have scored at least three goals. Ethan once again ran hard all day and scored a goal after thirteen minutes. Good team play through the midfield with Tyan, Jordan and Cain setting up many forward attacks.
Overall a great team effort today..
Coaches Award Rinnan Trenton
Goal Scorers: Samuel Bradford 3, Ali Rahmani 1 Ethan Bongiorno 1
A strong and well-drilled Wonthaggi team started well, being denied only by excellent goalkeeping from Will, however their pressure soon paid off and Drouin were behind at half- time.
In football, as well as in life, it pays to make your own luck, which Wonthaggi did with a wayward cross finding the net. Drouin responded by hitting the woodwork twice before getting on the scoreboard. Zane made a welcome return alongside the usual strong performances from Harvey and Josh. A determined effort by Drouin in attack left the gate open in defense and Wonthaggi capitalised on this, and a late Drouin goal by Josh couldn’t bring a home win.
Best on Ground: Will, for great goalkeeping in the first half.
Coaches Award: Erica, for determination and discipline.
We hosted Wonthaggi today on a beautiful Winter’s morning.
We had six players today, and what a game it was to watch.
Our team, consisting of James, Max, Cal, Logan, Harlan and Will, played so well and fought to the very end.
Two great goals by James saw us keep up with the more experienced Wonthaggi side.
The boys passed the ball around well, used their voices to call to their team mates, and defended many attacks.
They played so well as a team, it was really hard to choose a best on ground player, so we went with two.
Best On Ground: Harlan – One of the best games Harlan has played, his little legs didn’t stop the whole game, where the ball was, so was Harlan! Well done, keep it up.
Best On Ground: Max – Some excellent defending and break away passages of play. Excellent work, Max!
Well done to the whole team!