Tuesday 12th September 2017, 10:05pm
Thank you to everyone who attended our Senior Prizegiving on Saturday night, and congratulations to all award winners!
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Sunday 3rd September 2017, 10:13am
With a few grades having already wrapped up, there were only six senior teams in action today - and unfortunately only one managed a victory!
Both Div 4 teams lost to Northern sides. Rob's Mustangs was missing most of his squad to take on the Dribblers, so it was the Originals who answered the SOS with a number of the O35s helping out. The Mustangs went down 2-6 but it would have been a lot worse without the Originals helping out - they stiffened up the defence, and Rich Fyfe chimed in with both 'Stangs goals. Big shout out too to Eddy and Matt who have been stalwarts for the side and always get back to the clubrooms too. And a super special shout out to Rob who put his hand up to take the reins this year - he even turns out to be a useful goalkeeper!
The Chargers had of course already sewn up the league title, so were fairly relaxed against the Lawnmowers, and Northern took full advantage by cruising to a 5-1 win. They fully deserved the win and even managed it with only 10 men for half the game, after a desperate goal-line save by a defender led to an inevitable red card. Rob banged in the resultant penalty which led to a specularly 80's celebration - Rob & partner in crime Andy showing their age. Mitch POD for another gutsy effort (although he still couldn't break his duck for the year). The result can't tarnish an incredible season!
In their final match of the season the Thirds had a thriller against Morningside at the Oval but came out on the wrong side of a 4-6 scoreline. This was despite leading 3-1 at halftime. 3rds did score a consolation with the final kick of the game - keeper/coach PV stepping up to smash in a spot kick. POD was Rory who was a tackling machine.
The Seconds faced University at the Cale and a bad first half saw us 1-3 down. We were the better team in the second half but still lost 3-4. The club's youth policy paying dividends with youngsters like Wally, Tel, and Phil Kelly starring. POD was Josh Lucas who scored a couple of goals and has had a great season.
1888's had an awesome 5-1 win over University on a very boggy Ellis 2. The win guarantees them Hanlin Shield points with a 2nd or 3rd place finish - a brilliant effort after a rubbish start to the season.
The boys went with a mentality to hit Uni hard and were physically superior (without ever quite straying into famous '4th Blacks' territory).
Andrew Lyndom continued his comeback from surgery with two classy goals, Lippy bagged another brace, and the win was capped with the best goal of the game - a fine solo effort -
skinning a couple of defenders before rifling home - from Sam Jones who's also made a great comeback from injury!
Nice touch from Lippy in giving wifey Cate POD for all her hard work done behind the scenes.
Remember tomorrow is your last chance to get your Prizegiving tickets for next Saturday night!
Today the Roslyn Premier Women took on Uni at the home of Football Ellis Park. It was a very different looking line up and squad for us today with 7 Prem girls unable to play today, so the call went out to the other teams, 3 reserve team players getting to start and looking like they had played in the team all year.
We fought extremely hard, by half time we had to sub Capt Jordyn, making her 150th Prem League appearance, due to injury, Jessie would put the arm band on, herself and Jemma would command as centre backs. The score was locked at 2 - 2 at half time, a free kick 25 yards out and a corner swung in both by Renee gave us our two goals.
Second half we were looking good, we created a number of great chances but sadly couldn't find the back of the net again, Uni would then get a third goal. A draw would have been a fair reflection on the game but well done to Uni for getting over that finish line. Well done to all our girls in a game which we never gave up, awesome work to the 5 girls that stepped up to the team including Caitlin making debut. Special mention to the Asst Refs Kenny and Peter real class on the line and were vital in this game, best lines men we have had this season by far. Player of the day could go to a number of people, for the effort this girl put in round the park Renee picks it up. Next week we Tech in last game and we will celebrate Jordyns 150th game for the Prems! - Hamish
Match report from tonight's epic match at Bowl Line. This season produced the 3rd winner in as many years. Defending champ Lily suffered from pre-game nerves to collapse in dramatic fashion to earn the horses arse trophy much to the delight of Kelli (aka loser) whose goal seemed to be to knock down 1 pin at least. Needless to say she out did herself much to Lily's dismay. Al's evening was spoiled by the continual jinxing from the Boss. Renee thought we were still playing Uni and tried her best to smash every pin as hard as she could. Lucy, Crystal and Holly W were simply average. 2015 champ Hamish (Hamo) started well only to have a shocker of a 2nd frame to leave the door open for the Walker twins 🙂 It came down to the last bowl when the senior twin Sheryl (mum) embarrassed everyone to sneak up and steal victory. Well done to all for an entertaining evening. Giddyup. - Wayne
Sunday 13th August 2017, 09:57am
2017 Senior Prizegiving - 7pm Saturday 9th September
Our big end of season senior prizegiving night at the clubrooms. Huge buffet dinner & dessert, music, and a load of fun throughout the night. Heaps of awards dished out for all senior teams.
$45 per ticket, pre-sales available from Gaz or Scott Lippers. Partners more than welcome to attend too.
Pay by online banking, cash or eftpos at bar.
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Sunday 18th June 2017, 11:23am
Bit of a novelty this weekend for our Men's Prems, with a Friday night game under lights on the artificial turf in Invercargill. Exams and work commitments meant kickoff wasn't until 8:30pm, and we still had to race to make it in time. We started well but conceded the first goal, before Wilkie bagged a brilliant brace to give us the lead. Southland battled back and scored a couple to lead, before we got a well-deserved late equaliser. Back on the road after the match, it was 3am before we were home! Great to see the likes of Irish & Foxy stepping up. POD went to young Liam Sercombe.
Seconds bagged their second win of the season with a convincing 5-2 win over Caversham. Liquorice-allsorts lineup with a few stepping up from the 3rds, Tel winding back the years, and a couple of first-teamers who couldn't make the Invercargill trip getting a run. Tom Connor made the most of that by bagging a brace, while Phil Kelly looked a lot more comfortable without the keepers gloves on and scored a hat-trick (the 100th of his career, probably). POD was Josh Lucas.
The Thirds were looking for round 1 redemption against Mosgiel and got it with a 4-3 win. POD Matt Slocum scored a couple, and Paddy Ou & Tom Lewis one each, but it was a nervy finish as Mosgiel hit back to run us close.
1888's had a high-scoring 8-3 win over Northern on the Brockville highveld. The goals were shared around (including an oggie for Christian to help out Northern). Browny was typically immense and picked up POD.
The Chargers were asked by Northern to kick off super-early because of exams... we did oblige and they still only had 10 players. They defended admirably though and we couldn't find the net for 60 minutes despite dominating possession, and Northern even had a couple of quickfire counters that were brilliantly denied by Adam. It was an hour before Duncan found the net, and later Henry made it 2-0; it wasn't pretty but sometimes you've got to win ugly, we're still sitting pretty at the top of the table. Cheers Rob for reffing.
Mustangs went down 1-4 to a decent Green Island Tippers side. Rob Bray was scrambling to field a side, and Duncan made it a day to remember by bustling one in the Mustangs only goal (pictured). Cheers to Danny Glover for doing a great job with the whistle.
The Originals match against Harbourside was shifted from Forrester to Corstorphine, which may have been a factor in the opponents starting light on numbers... Our Originals took advantage with a strong first half performance to win 4-2. Den was POD for controlling the game from an unfamiliar midfield role.
The Moas and Green Island had an intense pre-game workout, having to push the Ch39 van off the postage stamp... Perhaps this took a bit more out of our Moas, although they were heavy underdogs and put up a good fight - Charlie was great in goals and man-mountain Dawsie had a big game too. Final score 0-4.
The Colts followed that by blasting six unanswered goals past Northern. After a slow start, we netted twice before the break, with the final four goals all coming in the last few minutes of the match. POD was Bad Santa Merce with his 3rd clean sheet in a row, he's in 'career best form'.
The Rogues kept their winning streak going with a comfortable 7-0 win over Green Island. Solid effort, with Becca & Caitlyn standouts.
Big win for the Shetlands, 5-1 over Caversham. Played well in the first half to lead 4-1, played even better in the second but only found the net one more time. Jenna scored a great goal, and POD went to Tania Bell who's been a quietly doing a great job at the back.
Kaimanawas had a big road trip down south to face a strong Balclutha, and came away on the wrong side of a 0-6 scoreline, but sounds like the girls had an awesome time... hope there wasn't as much pashing going on in the van as there was in the clubrooms afterwards...
Women's Prems play Queenstown at Ellis Park at 1pm today, pop on down and cheer them on.
Remember, Quiz Night this coming Friday... & VOTE TVG!
Saturday 17th June 2017, 09:10pm
Men's report - After a tough week, the Prems bounced back in superb style to beat Northern 5-0 at Ellis Park. It was the 25th anniversary of the Robert "Stumpy" Brownlie Memorial Trophy so it was a proud moment for the entire club when it was presented to the side. Ben Kiore bagged a brace, Jack and Tim got one each, but the highlight was probably an unfortunate own goal created by a massive kick from young keeper Niko Cockerell, standing in for Tom who had an exam.
With Niko stepping up, the Seconds were needing a goalkeeper vs Mosgiel - it was veteran Phil Kelly who put his hand up, and his unique keeping certainly kept the game interesting! We went 1-0 up when Nick Kelly scored brilliantly direct from a corner, but then the visitors scored as a result of a corner themselves, before scrambling in the winner. Our boys kept battling but final score 1-2. POD went to big Nick Tooley.
Thirds had a sublime 6-2 win over Caversham, despite missing a few regulars. Cavy scored first but then it was all RW with goals from Tom Lewis (x2), Paddy Ou (x2), Conrad Sinclair & Matt Duke. Great effort boys.
1888's always have a good tussle with Melchester Sharks and this was no exception. Missing our regular keeper, so Mork volunteered to go in goals, it did see the Sharks take a two goal lead... our boys battled back bravely for a 2-2 draw, with Langers getting both goals. POD went to Mork for being keen to keep goals.
Mustangs were missing a few regulars and came up against an in-form Green Island side, end result was a 0-6 loss. Our lads had their chances but didn't take them, and there were some interesting moments, including a phantom whistle in the buildup to a GI goal... POD went to new arrival Matt.
Meanwhile the Chargers are taking Div 4 by storm... coming up against bogey team Tech Weasels, we scored the opener inside 10 seconds, and were 3-0 up after 7 minutes, as our new formation worked wonders. The game petered out a little after that, final score a comfortable 5-0 - all goals to Terry, but our entire side was genuinely brilliant today. POD Tim who was a beast at the back.
Originals faced Tech on a boggy Ellis #2. We had plenty of chances and scored the only goal of the game, when Chopper turned and chipped the keeper from 30 metres, top locker! Shame it was his own keeper as poor Pete was left helpless, and could only admire the best oggie the team have ever seen. POD went to Pete, who much like Grandma's cast iron skillet just keeps getting better with age (better than Teflon aye?).
The Colts & Moas had their big derby and while the Colts came away with a 5-0 win, it was a good game and it took a while for the Colts to break down their rivals. Matt and Gerald shared some more goals and Sid McConville broke his Colts duck. POD went to Darrin Healy who was brilliant at the back.
Women's Match Report - Roslyn Premier Women took on Uni B today at a very mucky Logan Park. Not much to say about the first half other than having to play into a strong wind that played havoc with the linesmen's flag.
Half time saw the score locked at nil all, girls were asked to giddy up for the second half and that they did. Took until 65th minute for us to finally find the onion bag with a 30 yard shot from POD Alex, it was so nice she did it twice to give us the 2-0 win. The girls stepped up in the second half in an ugly game but a win is a win.
Well done to the always improving Uni B, next week we look to redeem ourselves with a strong performance against Queenstown - Hamish
The Rogues kept their win streak going with a 4-1 win over Tech after leading 2-0 at half time. In difficult windy conditions, the girls weren't quite at their best but got the job done; Jo bagged a brace, with Hannah and POD Neve getting one each. Jess was also a standout with some crunching slide tackles.
The Shetlands had an absolute thriller against Northern up at Brockville, finishing 5-5. A poor first half saw us a couple of goals behind, but the girls woke up in the second half and deserved at least the point. POD was Kelly Eyres who did a great job at sweeper.
Meanwhile, a week after scoring their first ever goal, the Kaimanawas created further history when they got their first ever point in a 1-1 draw with Caversham - great effort girls! Just keep getting better & better every week. After going a goal behind, Janet flicked a great ball through to Lisa to score!! POD went to Teena who was a rock at the back.