Barnie Loss

In a dominant display of soccer, Barnstoneworth recorded a resounding 12-0 victory over Gwandalan in a one-sided affair.

The match started off with the home team showing their attacking intent from the outset. They pressed high up the field, constantly putting their opponents under pressure and restricting them to their own half. The first goal came within the first ten minutes, as Marcelo, with his third attempt at goal, finished off a slick passing move to put his team ahead.

The home team continued to dominate possession and create chances, with their midfielders controlling the tempo of the game and Thang winning every header, like a leaping salmon. The second goal came soon after, with a well-placed shot from outside the box finding the bottom corner of the net. The away team tried to fight back, but their efforts were thwarted by the home team’s solid defence.

As the game progressed, the home team’s dominance only grew stronger. The third goal came from a clinical counter-attack, as James sprinted down the flank and crossed the ball for Frank to tap in from close range. The away team struggled to cope with the relentless attacking pressure, and the fourth and fifth goals came in quick succession, with the home team’s midfielders orchestrating the attacks and providing pinpoint passes.

The second half saw Barnstoneworth continue their dominance, as they added more goals to their tally. Gwandalan were simply outclassed, as BUFCs attackers ran riot and the defence held firm. The sixth goal came from a well-placed header from a corner kick, while the seventh was a long-range screamer that left the away team’s goalkeeper with no chance.

Our supporters were in raptures on the sidelines as their team continued to pile on the goals. The eighth and ninth goals came from quick counter-attacks, with the away team’s defence unable to keep up with the pace of the home team’s attackers. The tenth goal came from a beautifully placed free-kick, while the eleventh was a tap-in from close range after a goalmouth scramble.

The home team saved the best for last, as the twelfth goal came from a thunderous volley that flew into the top corner of the net. The away team was left shell-shocked, as they had no answer to the home team’s attacking prowess.

In the end, it was a comprehensive victory for the home team, as they recorded a 12-0 win over their opponents. The attackers were in scintillating form, while the defence held strong to keep a clean sheet, with Lance catching hypothermia.

5 goals to Frank with Nathan, Hillsy, Nick, Tom, Marcelo and Chris from 35c within 20 secs of coming on as a sub, also contributing to the rout. We were without Benny, Fauldsy (Soy!) and Arnie so when those boys are back, we’re going to be a force to be reckoned with!!!

Final Score: Barnstoneworth 12 bloody 0 Gwandalan

Barnie Goals: Frank Budde (5), Marcelo Burke, Nick Conroy, James Foster, Tom Reilly, Paul HIlls, Nathan Cassidy, Chris Cummings

MOTM: Frank Budde

Barnstoneworth’s newest(ish) team, the O35DS, took on the second Avoca team in a month for Round 7 at Eastern Oval.

With the squad missing some key players through injury and work commitments, we called upon the help of club legends Chris West, Mike Curran and Jake King to help us out. Read more

The late game time of 3.05pm, 9 players in the warm up, a last minute keeper change (thank you  to our volunteer – name disclosed for privacy reasons) and our late arrivals running on the field just in time for kickoff saw us start with great enthusiasm and excitement. Read more

Round 5 on paper but finally the first game of our season. We started nervously, giving the ball away too easily in the first 20 mins. Luckily Jake in goals, and Leigh and Graeme at the back kept us at 0-0.  However a quick break led to a Umina goal. 0-1.

Quirky was repositioned into his usual DM role and our whole game changed. Tim and Jon were able to push on down the wings, and Bog and Huw had freedom to roam. A cross from Tim led to a goal line scramble with Jon eventually getting the ball across the line for 1-1. More opportunities came down the right with Rob busting a gut as a flying wing back. Tim hit the bar with a cross/shot, and Jon managed to hit the post after latching onto a low cross.

After all this attack, it was Umina who got the next goal with some controversy. A clear hand ball gave their striker an advantageous bounce and they made it 1-2. No one from Barnies complained about the ref’s call… and I’m pretty sure no yellow cards were given for dissent…

We were still controlling the game but some more controversial calls were made by the ref. Steve copped an elbow to the face in their box but a free kick was given to Umina. Steve then received 2 yellows from his “calm” protest, bit harsh considering the blood that was pouring from Steve’s lip!

As we pushed for the equaliser, Umina countered and scored. End result 1-3 (4-0 in yellow cards)

Big shout out to Cronky and Rob who pushed themselves up and down the field when everyone else was tiring at the end. And Mark, Jake, Graeme and Leigh at the back who didn’t deserve the score line. Lessons learnt: Whilst we’ve had the luxury of preseason training at Soccer 5s, it’s clear we need more time on the slow, boggy surface of Frost!

Goal: Jon Hill
Players player(s): Rob and Quirky

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