Healesville Soccer Club is looking forward to better result next weekend

Healesville Senior Women won over Knox (5-0). Picture: SUPPLIED

By Leesa Riley

Donvale FC 2 – Healesville firsts 1

An early chance for Healesville’s Daniel Tadesse was well saved by the Donvale goal keeper and that was about as good as it got for the away side in the first half.

Second to most balls and a lack of possession saw Donvale take control of the game and scored after 30 minutes to take a deserved 1 – 0 half time lead.

A lift in intensity and a small tactical tweak at half time and Healesville looked like a different team.

Now the home side were under pressure but scored a second goal against the run of play to make it 2-0 with 20 minutes to play.

Not to be deterred Healesville pushed even harder and scored with 15 minutes left. Daniel Tadesse scored a rebound from a Brian Winrow shot.

Healesville pushed for the equaliser but the bounce of the ball wouldn’t fall their way. Good efforts by Johnny Caloutas, Joe Sobolewski and Cameron Donaldson and a couple of goal mouth scrambles couldn’t quite find the back of the net which, after a great second half performance, Healesville would have thoroughly deserved.

Melbourne Deaf FC 4 – Healesville seconds 4

An hour long away trip and two goals down inside the first 10 minutes and one would think it was going to be a very long day at the office for Healesville.

However a change of mindset and a some much harder running from Healesville and they started to get a grip on the game.

In the 25th minute Oshane Darrant got Healesville’s first and 5 minutes later they were level through a Tom Eaton goal.

That wasn’t the end of the first half goals as 15 year old Asha Shannon hit a thunderbolt left foot shot to take Healesville into the break with a 3-2 time lead.

The Home side equalised to make it 3-3 shortly after half time but not to be outdone by his son, Ben Shannon put Healesville back in front with 10 minutes to go.

In a roller coaster of a game the home side scored in the 85th minute and that’s the way the game finished. An enthralling 4-4 draw.

Healesville should be very proud of their efforts against a much younger side which saw them get their first point of the season.

Dynamo 3 – Healeville Reds Womens 1

The Healesville Reds Womens Team headed off on a long journey across the city to face a very competitive Dynamo this week.

With a small but fired up team of ten passionate players the women took to the pitch.

In the very early minutes Mia struck the ball beautifully and found the back of the net giving the team a boost of momentum to run out the ninety minutes without any players on the bench.

It was a long and tough game, only the teams second for the Club, but what an effort they put in.

Dynamo scored 3 goals in the first half but the Reds were able to hold them off with no scores in the second half with a thumping defence line, skilful mid fielders, tireless wings and impressive fancy feet upfront demonstrating the potential this team have for the future. Well done Reds.