NPL Boys / Girls Update – 28.4.2021

The under 14s NPL had a confidence boosting win over division favourites Caroline Springs, winning 2-1.
Despite going down 1-0 withing the first half, the boys stayed in the fight to scrape back into the game.
With 9 minutes to play, a well worked team goal and a brilliant through ball secured all three points for the under 14s
. Coach Pas was delighted with the teams resistance, with opposition parents complimenting the match winning goal.




The under 15s NPL boys had a hard fought win over Kingston City 3-2.
Both sides had their chances, as the cross bar was rattled by both sides.
The boys managed to come out on top late in the game, as coach Nick was pleased with how the boys managed to rally after Kingston drew level twice.
The boys focused on maintaining intensity behind the ball at training tonight, as they look to their next game against Bulleen.



The under 16s NPL boys had a tough fight against Northcote, drawing 1-1.Coach Kosta was elated with the boys ball movement through the middle, as Northcote’s pressure tested their fitness.
The boys are working on moving the ball from out of defence to transitioning forward tonight, as they prepare for a tough game against undefeated Avondale.


The under 17s NPL boys faced a tough challenge against Northcote, drawing 1-1, but missing five players with injuries.
Four u16 boys stepped up to help out Coach Chris, but were unable to help them take home the three points.
The boys were focusing on their finishing and their execution, as their conversion seemed to let them down during their tough draw.


The under 14s girls had a rocky start to the season, losing 5-0 to Elwood.
The team is still coming together as a group, as Coach Billy was rotating the girls around, continuously trialing players in different positions.
Despite the heavy score line, Billy was proud of how the girls were supportive of each other after the game and at training tonight.



The under 16/17B girls continue to produce goals galore after they pumped Pakenham 15-3.
A double Hattrick by striker Anna Boutsoulas was the highlight of the game, as Coach Anthea was proud of how ruthless the girls were, even after the well and truly put the game to bed by halftime.
Despite the impressive offensive display, the girls worked on their defensive structure tonight to make sure they get their first clean sheet.



The under 16/17A girls had a tough result against Nunnawadding, drawing 0-0.
Both teams were evenly match, as they both started with only one on the bench.
Coach Charlie was happy with how well the girls played on the senior’s pitch, as the width of the field tested both sides fitness.
The focus of tonight’s training was recovery and re-watching their game from the weekend.


The under 18/19s girls earned their first win of the season, getting up over Manningham 6-2.
Hattrick hero Taylah Rankin was the best on ground, helping the girls to a dominant win.
The girls worked hard on keeping possession and changing their angles tonight.
Coach Frank believes with the addition of more defensive pressure in their game style, they can start winning games with a clean sheet.



Written by Aiden Zeccola