White Wolves showed great team work

The White Wolves had a hard fought victory against the Berwick Blues. Picture: SUPPLIED

By Sarah Bailey

Healesville U8 White Tigers 1 – 5 Croydon Ranges FC

The White Tigers had a loss 5 to 1 but it was an awesome game and Healesville was very proud of them.

Better luck next week.

Healesville U9 Lions 1 – 2 Berwick Churches SC Blues

The U9 Lions went down 2-1 to a more physical Berwick Blues. Healesville had a couple of unlucky misses but played well with the first-season players starting to find their rhythm.

Looking forward to next week!

Healesville U9 Falcons 5 – 5 Berwick Churches SC Thunder

The U9 Falcons had a slow start to the game and were 4-0 down at half time, but they came out strongly in the second half with much improved defence that helped create opportunities up forward.

Finished 5-5. Bryce S scored three goals, Ethan S one goal and an own goal.

Healesville U9 Redbacks 4 – 1 Berwick Churches SC Spirit

The U9 Redbacks were at their Don Rd home on Saturday, up against Berwick Spirit.

It was a very tight first half and the Redbacks held good shape with lots of clean passing and teamwork.

The defence stood strong and continually sent the Redbacks into attack until Louie put one in the back of the net just before half time to make it 1-1.

The second half was again an even contest, but the Redbacks gradually got on top and ran out eventual winners 4-1.

Once again, the team worked really well together and ran the game out strongly. Special mention to Louie who slotted all four of the Redbacks’ goals.

Healesville U10 Ninjas 16 – 0 Falcons FC

Under 10s Ninjas had a very strong win over quite a young opposition away against the Falcons this week.

The boys did well to hold their shape, play as a team and pass the ball into good spaces for most of the game.

Leroy P was lively down the wing setting up chances and kicking goals. Milos K, Max H and Ollie T were active in midfield. Hayden T (now known as Hayden Ibrahimovic) was a beacon in the central forward position.

Healesville U10 Goats 6 – 5 Croydon Ranges FC U10 Blue

It was an epic game away at Croydon for the U10 Goats. With the Goats going into halftime 0-4 down they didn’t look defeated and instead took away some excellent collective advice from their super sub-coach and their captain Percy and after some position changes they started the second half a completely different team.

This may have been partly due to the lolly snakes but the Goats grouped together and switched on their unbreakable team spirit.

An excellent striking duo between Griff and Ryder, a couple of sweet goals from Reggie and a rock-solid defence, the Goats made a remarkable comeback, heading home victorious with a 6-5 win!

Healesville U10 Girls 0 – 5 Berwick Churches SC Blues

Healesville U10 Girls travelled to Berwick to play the Berwick Blues. The Healesville girls worked hard and had fun, with the final score 0 for Healesville and 5 for Berwick.

Healesville U11 Boys White Wolves 2 – 1 Berwick Churches SC Blues.

Berwick Churches Soccer Club brings a strong brand of football, and Saturday’s game was no exception.

The tough opening half saw Healesville level at nil all going into the break.

Although Healesville dominated play for most of the half finding a goal proved to be tricky.

Healesville looked to be the more disciplined of the two teams maintaining the shape of their structure on the pitch, and having numbers evenly spread for majority of the game.

This was complemented by the eagerness to share the ball around and putting their bodies on the line to win those 50/50 chances.

Healesville went ahead early.

A great team build up to what has become a regular ‘tip of the spear’ for the Wolves in Ardi C.

A call on a tackle in the box gave Berwick their first goal via a penalty from the spot which hit the post and rebounded back to the striker who made sure of it on his second strike.

With a great deal of tension in the air, the Wolves surged again, and it was Austin A who broke the lines and found, yes… Ardi C, who made no mistake in sealing the win.

A great hard-fought victory against a top team.

Healesville U13 Hearts 0 – 5 Falcons FC

Healesville U13 girls travelled to Cranbourne to take on league leaders the Falcons.

The much older, stronger and very physical Falcon team showed their domination going up four goals to nil at the main break.

Some girls may have crumbled at this point, but the girls stayed true to their team’s name and showed a lot of heart and determination in the second half to only concede one more goal with tackles flying in left right and centre and the girls had most of the possession and chances.

Isla LF was a rockstar in defence and Henrietta IM also had a mighty game.

Healesville U15 Mixed 1 – 3 Maroondah United FC U15 Courage

Healesville U15 boys took to the field to a bigger but under-manned Maroondah United FC this week at their first home game for the season.

After a good start, Hamish M scored for Healesville, however they unfortunately weren’t able to capitalise on the numerical advantage, going into half time 1-1.

The second half played out much the same as the previous week, Healesville on top of most if not all stats, but failing to convert chances, with the MUFC keepers not allowing any further goals.

MUFC adjusted their tactic to just kick long to a very strong striker who scored a few more.

The final score was MUFC 3-1 Healesville.

The team moves onto next week keen to turn their good performances into a win.

Healesville U15 Girls Flames 1 – 6 Knox Churches SC U15 Strikers

The Flames hosted the very talented Knox Strikers on Saturday. Right from the outset the Knox side passed their way through the Flames defence scoring 4 – 0 heading into halftime.

The Healesville team kept positive and with some outstanding performances from wing backs Evelyn and Evie, the second half was a lot tighter. The Flames eventually lost 6-1.

Healesville Senior Women Reds 0 – 4 Yarra Valley SC

The Healesville Senior Women Reds travelled across the flats for the local derby against Yarra Valley at Millgrove.

In what can only be described as an odd senior game of 9 vs 9 with four substitutes for the home team and three for the Reds, the Yarra Valley side were too experienced running out eventual winners 4-0.

A special mention to two of our more senior players Leah, captain for the day and playing central defence for the first time and Sally who ran up and down the wing all game taking some massive hits.