Sun shines for Saturday soccer

June 06, 2018

Tanaka Maunganidze in action for Heart in A grade.

The sun shone beautifully at Rotary Park for round five of Deniliquin District Soccer Club action on Saturday.

Every team has played each other now with A grade’s top teams currently being United and Mariners.

B grade ladder leaders are United, Mariners and Heart; C grade is led by Mariners, Heart and Victory; and D grade’s Roar is the only team to be undefeated, followed closely by United and Victory.

The Open competition is close between all four teams with Mariners on top, followed by Victory.

There are still eight weeks of soccer to be played so anything can happen, especially as teams learn to work together.

There is no soccer this Saturday due to Queen’s Birthday long weekend, however the High School competition is scheduled for Friday night.

Training is on for all Open and High School players on Tuesday at 6.30pm to 8pm and for junior players at 5pm on Thursday.

Saturday’s results:

A grade: Elena Mulham made a run into the forward line to kick the deciding goal for United despite plenty of cheering for Heart to get their first win on the board.

United 2 def. Heart 1. Best: Zac Tangey, Ruby Hehir. Sportsmanship: Ryan Foran, Shelby Nevinson.

Mariners 3 def. Victory 0. Best: Khobien Thomson, Taylah Gow. Sportsmanship: Sophie Bashford, Georgia Taylor.

B grade: A fitting result with the two top teams ending their game with a draw.

Roar never gave up against Heart and Kaigh Ritchie did a fantastic job defending for Victory in a close game against Glory.

Heart 7 def. Roar 0. Best: Ben Mildren, Hayden Bailey. Sportsmanship: Dexter Hardman, Adrian De Voogel.

United 2 drew Mariners 2. Best: Ned Clancy, Antio Maunganidze. Sportsmanship: Mark Busby, Scarlett Hehir.

Glory 2 def. Victory 1. Best: Sarah Duffey, Coby Bysouth. Sportsmanship: Connor Wilson, Kaigh Ritchie.

C grade: While Roar defended well they couldn’t contain the goal attacks by Heart.

Heart 9 def. Roar 0. Best: Jaidyn White, Fletcher Campion. Sportsmanship: Ted Wren, Xander Strong.

Victory 5 def. Glory 3. Best: Chase Bartlett, Harry Nolan. Sportsmanship: Lilly Boyer, Mitchell Kelly.

Mariners 4 def. United 1. Best: Stella Bashford, Liam Knuckey. Sportsmanship: Olivia De Travers, Oliver Dunmore.

D grade: United and Mariners had an exciting game that ended in a draw.

Roar 3 def. Heart 0. Best: Jaxon Rothe, Amelia Smith. Sportsmanship: Jorja Jansen, Tyler Hipworth.

Victory 3 def. Glory 1. Best: Isla Tweed, Angus Knuckey. Sportsmanship: Sam Strong, Lukas Braybon.

United 1 drew Mariners 1. Best: George Marshall, Jack Wade. Sportsmanship: Grace Kelly, Grace O’Connor.

Open: Both Mariners and Victory had to recruit players from the earlier game due to plenty of player unavailability.

Keen soccer player Bethany Jansen played three and a half games for the day with her own A grade game and two Open games.

Heart 5 def. United 2. Best: Bailey Hart, Nico De Voogel. Sportsmanship: Mark Plant, TK Naidoo.

Mariners 3 def. Victory 1. Best: Peter Thompson, Ash Hart. Sportsmanship: Richard Smeal, Brian Moore.

Friday night’s High School social competition draw:

6.30pm Renegades v Impact; 7.10pm Impact v Arsenal; 7.50pm Arsenal v Renegades.

Barbecue sausages will be available on the night for $2 each.

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