VMSL Masters Premier
Castilians Destroy Shaheen 7-1!
It was a lovely Saturday afternoon at the Shire as the defending provincial champions took on upstart Shaheen. Match started with Shaheen controlling most of the possession but it wouldn't be long until the Mighty Ones would take control. The scoring opened up with Clarkey (who has been brilliant this season) putting Slater, who would make no mistake, in on a breakaway. Second goal came moments later as new signing Branker crossed the ball to Clarkey who calmly finished. The Gladiator was Johnny on the Spot and would score the third and Slater would add two more to finish the half at 5-1. Second half the Castilians took the foot of the gas pedal but continued the onslaught. Grostad added a sixth as he deftly chipped the keeper and Slater would finish out the scoring with his fourth of the night.
Homay was great in the nets and solid performances were displayed from all Castilians.
Castilians now sit top of the tables with 3 games in hand.
Merry Christmas Mighty Castilians.
CASTILIANS WIN 1-0 OVER DELTA!
On a frosty Sunday morning, the Castilians welcomed co-league leaders Delta to the Shire. Both teams knew the importance of the three points and would fight hard to capture them. The Delta captains won the coin toss and chose to take our side, which angered our squad and then battle would intensify from then on.
Ball movement was good from both sides creating an ebb and flow that was entertaining to the fans. Throughout the pitch were tough, physical challenges, neither team backing down from one another. Amy looked a threat all game using get speed to break through the Delta backline, but couldn't beat the goalie, who did very well to thwart our efforts. When Delta looked to threaten us, our defensive wall of Katelyn, Mikaela, Tahleala and Taya shut the door. If by chance Delta got a shot away, Kareena wasn't having it!! 0-0 at half. The half time message was simple keep doing what you're doing, just do it better. The match looked certain to end scoreless until Amy out muscled a defender in the corner, won the ball, spotted a well placed Rylee and with a flick of her right foot found the back of the net. 1-0!!!!!!! For the last 12 minutes the Castilian army fought with all their strength and were able to fend off the Delta pressure. The entire team defended better than they have all year and this proved to be the difference. Enjoy the top of the table, but now you must work even harder to hold onto it. Well done girls!!!!!
Coaching Staff would like to wish the family and friends of the Castilian Nation a very Merry Christmas, and a healthy, prosperous 2015.
U13 Division 1
Jrs. Beat Rebels 3-0
Castilians tried to get back to their winning ways today after four consecutive ties. The opponent, the well coached, feisty U13 Poco Rebels. The scoring opened up in the first half with Hannah crossing the ball to the Blaiser whose timely run and precise finish put the Jrs up by a goal. Second half saw super sub Mak volley the ball into the bottom corner to put the Jrs up by a deuce. And the third and final goal came at the hands of Hannah who was sniffing in the six yard box and was rewarded after the opposing keeper parried a blistering shot from Mak. Bella, Mya, Stew and Jade all played well in the middle of the park. And the back four of Adie, Veg, Grace and Jules were as stingy as scrooge himself. Frizz was brilliant in the nets and was aggressive coming off her line. Rach was calm on the ball and her work effort was sublime. Lanny, Hannah, Blaiser and Mak were dangerous on the flanks.
Enjoy the Christmas break Jrs.
CASTILIANS WIN 5-2.
Castilians finally played for the first time in three weeks. This week it was our very own sister development team. Scoring opened up early with Ash finding the bottom corner. But then the opposition would come back to put two by the Castilians and the first half would end up with the Castilians down 2-1. After a half time bollocking by coach Slater, the second half was a different story. Ash would add another, Mayce would add 2 and Claire would round out the scoring to secure the victory. Rhian was outstanding up front in the first half and Lucy, Mickenna and Paige were great on the back line. Maariyah and Kennedy were fantastic in net. A very solid second half team performance.
Castilians will now take a short break prior to the Power Tournament over the Christmas holidays.