Monday, 31 August 2015

SEASON REVIEW: Lake Macquarie City (2nd)

1st Grade:

Lake Macquarie City were relegated from the Northern NSW NPL at the end of the 2014 season and were thus forced down into the New-FM 1st Division, an expanded New-FM 1st Division with three new clubs included. Their first competitive of the season was an important FFA Cup Round 1 clash with Valentine Phoenix. The Roosters were beaten 8-3 by their Macquarie rivals which wasn't what they were looking for in the FFA Cup.

Needless to say the New-FM season would become their main priority and as the relegated NPL side, automatically a lot of people installed them as favourites to go straight back up. Round 1 was as impressive an opening game as you'll see in any competition as the Roosters hammered local rivals Toronto-Awaba 6-1 at Macquarie Field. A hat-trick to two of the Walker brothers, Sam and Tom gave Lakes a convincing first-up win.

Round 2 was one of the craziest New-FM matches of the season. Lakes were hosting competition newcomers Wallsend F.C and the Red Devils were up early on but Lakes would brush the visitors aside. Three Walkers were on the scoresheet (Sam x 4, Tom x 2 and Dan) as well as Sean Mathews and Adam Smith. 

The Roosters beat Wallsend 9-4 and after two starts they had 15 goals in the back of the opposition net. It was obvious from the get-go that 2015 was going to be a high-scoring year for the Lake Macquarie City side. 

Round 3 saw an abnormality as no Walkers featured on the scoresheet (the only time this season). An away trip to a in-form West Wallsend side saw Lakes draw 2-2 with goals to Sean Mathews and James Rudd. A bye in Round 4 would give the side a chance to re-assess after dropping points to last year's New-FM wooden spooners.

A Good Friday home game against 2014 New-FM Semi Finalists Belmont-Swansea saw Lake Macquarie City pull off a gutsy 2-0 win via goals to Adam Smith and Sam Walker. It was a win that took Lakes to the top of the New-FM table, a position they'd hover around for the majority of the season.

Round 6 brought another home game and this time a newly promoted Cooks Hill United side. The Roosters were looking destined to drop points until late goals saw them steal all three points from the Cookers in a 5-3 victory. Jack Frith bagged a goal but was outdone by Sam Walker who added another four to his tally.

Next up was Lakes' biggest game to date as they took on fellow-promotion chasers Valentine. Sam Walker again got on the scoresheet, along with Adam Smith but they'd go down 3-2 to the Phoenix at Cahill Oval. A slight dent on the hopes of the Roosters' promotion hopes.

Returning to Macquarie Field in Round 10, the Roosters wouldn't have been expecting a 3-1 loss to Singleton. The Strikers were clinical as they pulled off a daring upset at the home of one of the competitions top teams. Two straight losses saw the Roosters drop a couple of valuable points.

A win was needed for Lakes and they produced the goods at home in a catch-up game against Cessnock City. Sam Walker bagged five with an additional goal to Brad York. The 6-3 win indicated Lakes' free-scoring ability but their defending wasn't the best in terms of goals conceded throughout the year. Generally, scoring six goals means a clean sheet isn't really necessary, let's be honest.

Catch-up games were becoming a regular thing for the Roosters and the toughest part was most of their 2015 catch-up games were away from home. A 6-1 win at Thornton Park kept the goals raining down and saw Tom Walker and Sam Walker combine with three each (just like they did against Toronto on opening day).

Struggling West Wallsend came to Macquarie Field and were blown off the park as Lakes rocketed to a 8-1 victory. Strangely enough, Sam Walker only got two! A double to brother Tom and one to Dan was added to by goals to Brad York (x2) and Sean Mathews. It was a classy display by the Roosters who were flying high mid-season.

Round 15 brought their toughest test in a few weeks as they took on a dangerous Belswans outfit on the road at Blacksmiths. The Roosters held their nerve and came away with a crucial 4-3 victory. It wasn't the prettiest win of the season but it was vital for their promotion hopes.

Next up was a tricky trip to Cessnock and the Roosters wouldn't be denied as youngster Josh Witherspoon bagged his first goal in the top grade, joining in with goals to Sam Walker (x2) and Tom Walker. Sam and Tom were again the crucial partnership when the Roosters beat Toronto 3-1 in a mid-week catch-up game at Lyall Peacock Field.

Any worries of the bye hindering their good form went out the window as Lakes played a re-scheduled and re-located catch-up game with Wallsend and defeated the fellow top-four side 3-1. This result took Lakes back to the top of the table and was a key win in season 2015.

Next up was an away game against out-of-form Cooks Hill and the Roosters again got the job done via the partnership of Sam and Tom Walker. A 3-0 win saw their promotion hopes skyrocket as the final weeks of the season arrived.

A wash-out game against Kahibah would see the Roosters drop two vital points. Kahibah had the majority of chances but Sam Walker was able to score late for Lakes and rescue a point at a very cold Kahibah Oval. Next up was the biggest game of the season, at home to fellow promotion-chasers Valentine.

Luck had been with Lakes for the majority of the season but it left them high and dry on that day against Valentine. They produced their worst performance of the season, going down 4-0 and seeing their promotion hopes circle the drain as a result. It was a case of not being as prepared for the game as the opposition.

Next up was a trip to Singleton to face a side that stunned Lakes earlier on in the season. I've personally written a lot about this game (go check out the Singleton Review if you need more) as it was a thriller. Lakes would be up 2-0 early on but a Singleton blitz would deny them and send them crashing to a 6-3 loss and thus seeing off their chances of returning to the NPL.

Round 21 brought a chance to get back in the winners' circle after a disappointing fortnight and the Roosters did just that, winning 2-0 over Thornton via goals to Joseph Cacic and Sam Walker.

The final regular season game of the season saw Kahibah FC come to Macquarie Field and hold on for a gallant 2-2 draw that saw them scrape into the finals. It wasn't a result that affected Lakes too much considering their finals spot was already sealed.

The first leg of the Semi Final saw Lakes travel to The Gardens for the first time after the previous game was moved and they produced a second-half blitz to down Wallsend F.C 3-1. Tom and Sam Walker combined for three goals and suddenly the Roosters were on the verge of a Grand Final appearance.

The Semi Final 2nd Leg needs no description, it's still fresh in the minds of everyone at Lake Macquarie City. Wallsend blitzed the Roosters early on and Lakes failed to match it. Sam Walker got one goal back to take his personal tally to forty-one but it wasn't enough as Lakes went down to their biggest loss of the season, 6-1 to Wallsend.

The side were simply outclassed and outmatched by a hungrier side on the day. It was a very disappointing end to what was a successful season at Lake Macquarie City F.C. I'm sure the boys will be back up there again in Season 2016 and threatening for promotion back to the NPL.

Lakes 1st Grade (Semi Finalists 2015) (Courtesy: Club Secretary)

Key Players:

There's only one name that needs to be mentioned here and I think everyone reading will know it. Star striker Sam Walker hasn't just been Lakes' best player this season he has set the league alight with his attacking flare and has buried teams single-handedly on some days with four or five goals.

Scoring 41 goals at this level has as far as I know never been done in Newcastle and Walker's season has been nothing short of amazing. His brothers have chipped in as well with captain Tom Walker having a quality season, Daniel Walker was vital for the side and Chris Walker was strong all season at left-back until suffering an unfortunate wrist injury against Wallsend in the 1st Semi Final.


Young Stars:

Three weeks ago when I started these reviews, the club sent me one name, Josh Witherspoon. The midfielder has been a stand-out for the Under 23's and has featured for 1st Grade on multiple occasions throughout the season. At just 17, Witherspoon has been a breakout star at Lakes this year after coming through the junior ranks for a while.

I'll use this section to give a shoutout to the quality abundance of goalkeepers coming through at Lakes. An injury to first team keeper Andrew Goldman meant back-ups Mathew Guest and Kannon Ford were required throughout the season. 19's keeper Josh Aspey has been key for a side that conceded just 16 goals this season and 17's stopper Chris Teasdale has been quality between the sticks and has two goals to his name from the penalty spot.

Chris Teasdale Was The Youngest Of Lakes' Impressive Goalkeeping Line-Up

Full Results:


Under 23's Wrap-Up:

Lakes Under 23's have found success over the course of the season but met their match in the form of the Thornton Redbacks in the Grand Final. Top goalscorer Kane Rodgers has been superb all season and along with routine assist-provider Tys Johnson, Rodgers has been crucial to their performances throughout the season.

Goalkeeper Mathew Guest has been a standout all season and has been required to fill-in for 1st Grade for the majority of the season after an injury to the regular goalkeeper. Other quality players include midfielder Matt McClure and the club's vote for best up and comer Joshua Witherspoon.

I think the standout result of the season has to be the two-legged Semi Final win over Valentine. After conceding 12 goals over two games against the Phoenix, Lakes' 23's picked up a 2-0 win in the 1st leg and held on for a scoreless draw in the 2nd leg to progress to the Grand Final. A success for the team.


Under 19's Wrap-Up:

With a win in yesterday's Grand Final, Lake's Under 19's proved themselves as the best team in this division. Beating third-placed Belswans in the Semis and then minor premiers Valentine in the Grand Final took some doing and the Roosters will no doubt consider the last month as a huge success.

Attacker Jordan Harper is arguably the best player in the division and his 20+ goal tally is proof that he has been vital to success for this side throughout the season. His chipped goal in yesterday's Grand Final sealed the trophy for this side and it was a deserved way to cap off a quality season.

Ashah Roberts showed quality throughout the season and added a fair few goals to the Roosters goals scored column. Unfortunately Roberts was injured and missed the finals series. Defender Riley Stackman has been quality this season as well and has a handful of goals to his name.

The midfield has been the engine room of the side with names like Kieran Quadrelli and Cody Chappell really doing an excellent job of steering the team across the park. Shoutouts have to go also to the likes of Thomas Stewart, Adam Buchmasser and Conor Kidd-Mathews who have all played their part well.

Lake Macquarie City (Under 19's Major Premiers)


Under 17's Wrap-Up:

A 2-1 win in the Grand Final capped off a season of excellence for the Lakes' 17's. A couple of shaky results (5-2 to Kahibah stands out) cost them the minor premiership but these boys proved themselves as the best throughout the finals series. The football they produce is second-to-none in this division.

Attacker Ben Roberts has been vital with over twenty goals this season and has been matched by the ever-threatening James Ward. With a true eye for goal, Ward has been effective in the 17's and 19's this season and was Lakes' best throughout the finals series in my opinion.

Tactics were always the main focus for these boys. (Courtesy: Nicole Teasdale)

The wing pair of Josh Richardson and Jack Russo shown so much quality and technical skill this season and even the defenders have chipped in, along with goalkeeper Chris Teasdale. This has been a team effort all season and it paid off with a big Grand Final win yesterday.

Shoutouts have to go to Kyle O'Toole, James Ward and Callum McGoldrick who have all played a part in helping the Under 19's squad this season. O'Toole started more than a third of the games in the Under 19's this season and James Ward has chipped in with some goals for them as well. Some bright young players coming through the ranks at Macquarie Field.

Lake Macquarie City (Under 17's Major Premiers)


Keys To The Future:

Consistency will see the Roosters reclaim their spot in the National Premier Leagues. They've got a team good enough for promotion (if they stay together) and I'm sure they'll do it next season. After being up 3-1 against Wallsend, the wheels fell off the Lakes bus in terms of Grand Final hopes but I believe the club's main aim for next season will be promotion and nothing less.

The Roosters pride themselves on the club's depth and junior base and with six teams out of seven (first grade being the exception) featuring in Grand Final's this season I'd consider 2015 to be a success for Lake Macquarie City. From 13's to 1st Grade this club is one that thrive on success.

Best wishes for the off-season and will see you in 2016!

-Ty Stedman

REVIEW: Zone Football League Semi Finals 1st Leg

Zone Premier League Wrap-Up:

Cardiff City did the first part of their job in their Semi Final 1st Leg with Beresfield. They've held the Hawks scoreless in their home leg and now they travel to Bero next week knowing for every goal they score, Beresfield will need two. I've seen this exact situation happen in the New-FM competition with a team progressing on away goals. A crucial result for the Tigers but they no doubt would have rathered a win.

In the other game, the Newcastle Suns took one big step towards an unlikely Grand Final appearance, winning 1-0 on the road at Swansea. They now return to Connolly Park knowing the tie is firmly in their favour as long as they score the first goal this Saturday. It's a big weekend for the local Macedonian football community with the Suns hosting the Semi's on Saturday and Magic hosting the NPL Grand Final on Sunday.


Zone League One Wrap-Up:

Away leg wins mean a world of good in a Semi Final series and Morisset United did the job they needed to do at Corroba Oval. The Strikers have had a quality season and will be promoted to the ZPL. The job's only half done. Despite winning the premiership, the Strikers will want to sign off on their 2015 season with a Grand Final win. The Sharks won't roll over so it's sure to be an entertaining clash at Morisset this weekend.

In the opposite Semi Final, Cooks Hill United were stunned as they went down 3-1 to Warners Bay. The Cookers Zone team haven't missed the Grand Final in a fair few years but now face the likelihood of elimination. The away goal could come in handy though.


Zone League Two Wrap-Up:

Hamilton Olympic allowed their Zone League Two side to use Darling Street Oval and it wasn't a lucky omen as they went down 4-2 to the University. The boys in  blue now face a tough test away from home if they want to make the Grand Final which they happen to be hosting at Darling Street this season.

At the TAFE, Hunter Simba came out firing and were up 2-0 after the first 15 minutes. Both goals were scored from dead ball situations. Raymond Terrace scored twice before half time to re-install their confidence. In the second half, the Rangers would score first but Simba scored again from the dead ball, converting a penalty with 20 minutes remaining.

The visitors pushed hard late and scored a neat top corner goal off a free kick to make it 4-3. A late scramble off the back end of a corner was put into the net by the Terrace to give them a vital 5-3 away leg win. Goalscorers for Raymond Terrace were Clinton Lanesbury (x3), Kevin Roberts and my source wasn't sure on the last one as it was a scramble of legs.

A big thanks to the Raymond Terrace boys for sending in a review. It'd be great to see more Zone sides do the same so I can write some more in-depth stuff. 


Zone League Three Wrap-Up:

What a weekend for Wallsend F.C. The New-FM boys won the title and the ZL3 boys put one firm foot into a Grand Final appearance. The RAAF were gunned down (not literally!) on their home turf and now face an uphill battle to get into the GF at West Wallsend.

Over at Alder Park, New Lambton F.C fired their way into a fairly certain Grand Final appearance with a convincing 4-0 win over Dudley-Redhead. Sure the tie's only half over but not many teams come back from a 4-0 first leg loss. I'm sure Dudley will fight till the end though.

RESULTS: NPL Semi Finals Week 2





Grand Final Fixtures

REVIEW: New-FM Grand Final Day 2015

1st Grade: Valentine F.C 0 def by WALLSEND F.C 1

The long wait has ended for the Wallsend Red Devils as they hoisted their first State League or Division One title in 50 years at the home of the team that beat them 5-0 the last time they played in a Grand Final at this level. It was a day that capped a five-year redemption story for the proud old club from Wallsend.

The game itself was a classic example of Grand Final football...boring. Apart from a fast start from both sides and one or two shots early on, the first half was as attack-lacking as you'll see a New-FM 1st Grade game. Several people agreed with my opinion. The highlight of the first half for me was Winstone Oku showing off his technical skills and beating a couple of defenders.

The second half was similar but with the addition of an steadily-increasing amount of fouls and as a result yellow cards. It was someone surprising to see both teams finish with their full complements. As for the chances of a goal, this game was looking destined for extra time.

Gaps would begin to open up and Valentine were incredibly lucky not to score mid-way through the second half with one or two crucial chances being wasted. Add this to the Phoenix's chances in the first half and they would have been kicking themselves by now.

The breakthrough would come though as the ball fell to Trent Milton who'd end up slotting it past Perry Budden into the far right corner of the net. The #14 brought his team over to celebrate with the Wallsend faithful as they took an unexpected lead against the minor premiers.

Moments later Wallsend nearly broke away and had a chance to make it 2-0 but the ball was lost before the chance could be taken. Valentine threw the kitchen sink at the Red Devils and created some great chances to score but it was becoming increasingly obvious it was not their day.

Fittingly the game would end with Dave Hodgson up to his old tricks, frustrating the Valentine players and revving up the Wallsend fans in that corner of the ground. The whistle would come and start wild celebrations in the North-Eastern corner of Rockwell Automation Park. The Red Devils had done it in their first season back in the big-time.

It was great to see the club celebrate with its fans and lower grade players. The team spirit at Wallsend is second-to-none.

On a personal note, I'd like to firstly thank Valentine Phoenix for being the first club to jump on board with NewySports and constantly sharing my articles and publishing my material in their match-day program. I love the jersey I got and have appreciated the friendliness and respectfulness I've received from the people there (they know who they are!) Best of luck in the NPL!

Secondly, a massive thank-you to Wallsend for inviting me back to the Fire Station Hotel and allowing me to see first-hand how the club would celebrate such a monumental day. I've been around a few different clubs and this one is just unbelievably sociable. Players from 1st Grade, coaches, officials, 23's players, 19's players, you name it. Everyone wanted to have a chat with me and it was a night where I felt like part of the family at the club. I'm looking forward to writing the Wallsend Season Review in the next couple of weeks.


Under 23's: THORNTON REDBACKS 4 def. Lake Macquarie City 0

This game was one to failed to reach the quality of that of the other two lower grade games in my opinion and that's not just because of the lopsided scoreline. It simply wasn't the best game to watch but it was a great win and a convincing win for the Thornton Redbacks.

As for the game, it was a first half that was mostly dominated by strong defending. Crucial touches were needed to intercept any potential through balls but a goal would eventually come after Thornton recorded the majority of the threat in the attacking third. Kyle Duncan would smash the ball past Mathew Guest and give the Redbacks a 1-0 lead.

Lakes were looking a little bit off compared to their performance against Valentine in the Semi Finals and they were made to pay again as James Purazeni smashed in a header off a corner. It'd be the Thornton boys who'd take a 2-0 lead into the sheds at half time but they'd know very well that the job was only half done.

It didn't take long in the second half for Thornton to add another as Newysports' Man of the Match James Purazeni scored a second. This was the most impressive goal of the day as it went in straight off a corner. The Redbacks were firing and denying Lakes any momentum at all.

Captain Mitch Kiczynski has been strong all finals series and he was given a reward for his hard work as he scored Thornton's fourth of the day to all but seal the deal. Lakes had a fair share of second half chances but luck wasn't on their side and Thornton keeper Chris Burg was intent on keeping a clean sheet.

The full-time whistle would bring a large contingent of Redbacks fans to their feet as they applauded their side's effort.

Personally I have to give credit to the Thornton fans as I can't think of too many clubs that would bring such a following for an Under 23's Grand Final. The Redbacks aren't the biggest club in terms of members but the one's they've got are proud and keen supporters of all of the club's sides. A well-deserved win for the Thornton 23's.


Under 19's: Valentine F.C 0 def by. LAKE MACQUARIE CITY 2

The game of the day in my opinion saw Lake Macquarie City overcome Valentine 2-0 in the Under 19's Grand Final. From the get-go this game was entertaining and both teams put in a good shift. They'd have to be one winner though and it was Lake Macquarie City who'd leave Rockwell Automation Park with the trophy in hand.

Valentine were the premiers and thus favourites. Striker Nathan Baker was voted Newysports' Under 19's Player of the Year and was looking like Valentine's best chance of a goal throughout the first quarter of an hour. Straight from the opening whistle he was right onto the Lakes' defenders and putting pressure on.

The Roosters would gain some momentum but it all nearly went out the window as Valentine almost scored from a dipping shot that had keeper Josh Aspey worried. The Phoenix kept turning over possession and were failing to build up any real danger in the final third.

The scores would be level at half-time despite a couple of decent chances from both sides. Valentine came out firing in the second half and almost took the lead through a chance to Nathan Sanders. Suddenly passes were stringing together for the Phoenix and across the park they looked threatening. Even right-back Mark Davis was working well trying to help the side go forward.

The first goal would come for Lakes from a corner (despite calls from Valentine that the ball went out and re-entered the field of play in the air). Goalscorer James Ward continued his fantastic finals series form with a quality header. In my opinion, Ward has been the most influential lower grade player of the last three weeks. Effective in the 17's and 19's.

Lakes almost had a second as the ball bounced their way and rolled dangerously towards the Valentine goal. Goalkeeper Martin Kolleen was able to get a lunging hand to the ball and send it safely wide of the post. Up the other end, Josh Aspey almost cost his side a goal as he fumbled the ball towards his own net. Fortunately for the keeper he was able to regather it.

Valentine were pushing very hard and as a result were left short at the back. A mistake from Martin Kolleen gave the ball to Jordan Harper who chipped the keeper and gave Lakes a vital second goal. Suddenly it was a mountain that Valentine needed to climb.

The Phoenix created some more chances and nearly scored after defender Kaleb Pearson got on the end of a neatly chipped set-play from Nathan Baker. Unfortunately for Pearson it'd go just over the bar. Suddenly everyone on the Valentine side was an attacker and Lakes were incredibly lucky to record a clean sheet. It just wasn't Valentine's day (that wasn't meant to be a pun!)

Credit has to go to both sides as I personally thought this was the best quality match of the day. It really showed that the 19's is a fastly improving competition and I've said it before and will say it again, the Under 19's will become the best of the lower grades as 16/17 year olds get used to New-FM and move up into that grade. It's a great time for player development and confidence building.

Congrats to Valentine for a successful season and well wishes for the NPL and best of luck to those who might not make the cut for that competition. There's a few sides around New-FM that will be happy to have you on board I'm sure of it. 

And congrats to Lakes for producing a quality effort when it was needed the most. It was a helluva entertaining three-way battle between Valo, Lakes and Belswans in the 19's throughout the year and it's Lakes who'll claim the bragging rights after beating Belswans in the Semi's and Valo in the GF.


Under 17's: LAKE MACQUARIE CITY 2 def. Cooks Hill United 1

I was personally excited for this game and to see one of my own club's side play in the Grand Final. The Cookers looked good early on and it was obvious that they were at Weston for only one thing, to win the biggest prize on offer this season. Lakes were always going to be a tough challenge.

The Roosters had one or two early chances and took the lead through a goal to William Reilly. The Cookers stood off of Reilly who neatly curled it into the back of the net from outside the box. It was a deserved lead for the Roosters after the first quarter of an hour or so.

The score would remain 1-0 going into half-time. Cooks Hill weren't looking threatening at all in attack but their defenders were performing very well, especially Luke Sleigh. I thought he has a quality game at the back and was crucial in stopping Lakes' forward momentum.

Lakes were looking good in midfield with the likes of Jack Russo and Ben Roberts linking up very well. They simply strung passes together a lot more effectively than Cooks Hill. The second goal would come (despite calls of offside from Cooks Hill) as Ben Roberts found the back of the net. Lakes were looking almost home.

To their credit, Cooks Hill would get forward and earn a questionable penalty. Nonetheless it was converted by Peri Tagaroulias and suddenly the underdogs were back in with a firm chance of sending the game to penalties.

Lakes were effective in using their substitutions and were doing a good job of winding down the clock. Hate it if you will it's a part of the game, the same part of the game Cooks Hill implemented against Kahibah in the Semi Final.

One or two late corners gave Cooks Hill a look in and the strange decision was made to leave a defender on half-way and put keeper Kaia Roth inside the penalty box. Judge me if I'm wrong but isn't that supposed to be the other way round?

The ball would fall for one of the Cookers (it was that quick I didn't even see his number) and he fired it towards goal. The ball would deflect off a Lakes player and over the crossbar, much to Chris Teasdale's relief. It was game over and a deserved title for the Roosters.

I have to give praise to Cooks Hill though, they brought the fight to Lakes and should be proud of reaching an unexpected Grand Final. They'll long be remembered as Cooks Hill's first New-FM Grand Final side and I personally have enjoyed watching the boys play this season. I'm looking forward to what 2016 might bring for this bunch as a fair few of them move up to the 19's.

Lakes were the better team all season (except for that infamous loss to Kahibah) and deserve the success. They're a good footballing side to watch and one that'll no doubt threaten for some silverware in 2016, regardless of the age group.

I'll be finishing a Season Review for Lakes sometime today or tomorrow and then doing one for both Valentine and Wallsend later this week or early next week. Along with that I'll be doing a Season Wrap-Up for each New-FM grade.

It was an enjoyable Grand Final day. I got to the ground at 8:30am, left at 6pm and was with Wallsend at their pub until 10pm. A long day indeed! I can't wait to do it all again in 2016!

This piece of silverware was the toast of Wallsend!

Also I'd like to give a shoutout to the countless volunteers of the Weston Workers Bears who at very short-notice prepared their fantastic turf and found enough people to successfully run the day. The ground looked an absolute gem and I've heard nothing but praise for how the day was ran. Congrats Weston!

/////-----------------------------------------------------///// Man of the Match (New-FM Grand Final Day)
****1st Grade****
MOTM: Trent Milton (Wallsend FC)
Runner-Up: Scott McGinley (Valentine FC)

****Under 23's****
MOTM: James Purazeni (Thornton)
Runner-Up: Kyle Duncan (Thornton)

****Under 19's****
MOTM: Jordan Harper (Lakes)
Runner-Up: Nathan Baker (Valentine FC)

****Under 17's****
MOTM: Benjamin Roberts (Lakes)
Runner-Up: Luke Sleigh (Cooks Hill)

Saturday, 29 August 2015

SURVEY RESULTS: Newysports New-FM Awards 2

None of these have been censored so apologies for any swearing but I don't think there are any swear words. 

*Added: Game of the Season (Any Grade)

17's semi final cooks hill vs kahibah second leg
Bel swans- Wallsend 19's at the gardens
Lakes vs Kahibah in the 17's
Wallsend 6-1 Lake macquarie
Valentine v Toronto
Major si Valo v Kahibah @ Kahibah
Kahibah 5 Lakes 2 to win MP
17's stag 8-1 win against Cessnock, jake Amodio scored only hat trick for the club in that game
Wallsend vs lakes
Kahibah vs lakes 17's when kahibah beat an undeafeted lakes side 5-2 ratger impressive if you ask me
Wallsend vs Lakes 2nd leg
Wallsend v Lake Macquarie (Semi-final)
Kahibah vs Cooks hill first grade second round at cooks hill home ground. Got my first grade debut in a 4-1 win :)
Wallsend 6-1 Lakes 1st grade semi final
Round 22- valentine verse Cessnock. 3-2 valentine win
Cessnock vs Cooks Hill 23s at Cessnock
Cooks hill vs Kahiba 2nd leg
Lakes vs Cooks Hill 17's 5-3
Singleton v lakes
Bel swans vs cookers 17s 3-0
Wallsend vs Lakes 2nd leg semi final
Bel swans / Valo was played on a Wed night , Bel swans won 1 - nil .
17s kahibah vs Lake Macquarie 5-2 kahibah win
Valo V Lakes 4-0
Lakes vs wallsend 9-4 round 2
cooks hill vs lakes 17s
Round 19 valo v Swansea Belmont under 19s
Valentine vs Toronto awaba
Wallsend vs lakes semi final 2nd leg
U/17 Toronto vs Cessnock 8-1 win
19s Valentine 3-3 Cessnock
Cooks Hill V West Wallsend midweek game 17s
Valentine Vs Kahiba 2nd leg semi
Kahibah vs Lakes final round U/17s
Cessnock 17s vs Thornton
Wallsend 6-1 Lakes. Up the reds.
kahibah 5-2 lakes 17s
Lakes vs Kahibah in the 17's
LMCFC 1-6 Wallsend, as one sided as you'll see a game at this level and at the best time of the year for the Red Devils. Favourite Cooks Hill game: v Cessnock City away. That was a fun day. -Ty
Lakes vs Kahibah 5-2
Lakes vs Kahibah 2-5 -17s
Game 2 against Thornton, only win all season Ahaha
Valentine vs lake maquarie
Stags v Cooks Hill, Stags came from behind in the last minutes to win
Luke gibbons
Valentine v Cooks Hill
Lakes vs Wallsend 17s Semi Final Leg 2
8-1 Valentine 19's VS Singleton 19's
Valentine v Toronto Awaba
Wallsend v Lakes (Semi Final)
Lakes 27s vs kahibah 17s first time
1st grade round 1 valo vs lakes 3-2 back an fourth game with late equalisers an winner
Kahibah vs Lake Macquarie U/17 when kahibah went out and thrashed and unbeaten Lakes side 5-2
lakes vs wallsend 2-1 win to lakes at macquarie field
valo 8 v singo 1 (u/19's)

*ADDED: Best Defender (Any Grade)

Jack Fisher (Valentine - 17s)
Justin broadly for hornets 19's
Riley Stackman (lakes u-19s)
Daly Twins - Rory and Declan
alex mackenzie
Caleb Chapman
Perry Budden
Alex Evans
Alex Burrell Valentine
Sebastian Lewendoski
riley russel
Michael Best
Jaryd Abbott Westy 19's
Alex Mackenzie
harry flick
Sean Griffiths
Brock Taylor
Adam Pilkington ;)
I think all defenders will be getting better shoutouts from me next year -Ty
Harry Flick U17 Kahibah
Luke sleigh
Luke "Gibbo" Gibson
Alex Burrell
Harry Flick
Alex Burrell ( Buzz ) Valo
Michael Baillie
Riley Russell
Jack Fisher (Valentine) 1 word to describe him - Absolutely world class
Jock Thompson
James Youngberry what a legend
Bailey Mannix Kahibah 19's
Stuart thompson
Daniel rufo
Alex under 19s valo best overall lead the team well great reader of play strong great feat plays fair
Kevin Orr
Big bloke on Valos first grade, I think he's number 4
Alex "buzz" Burrell best defender hands down probably the best player
Jackson skinner
Caleb chapman
Luke "Gibbo" Gibbons For defending his hair cut
Kylo o Toole
The big cooks hill dude
Gocha abshilava ( not a defender but still better than any defender all season)
Alex Mackenzie
Kahibah 17s back 4
Luke gibbons
Joel shearer
Sean Matthews first grade lakes
Andre gumprecht
Alex Burrell Wanted to vote for Thornton as most disliked club but you have left them of list. There's my vote anyhow
Buzz @ Valo
kahibah 17s
not nathan baker
Both Daly twins (Kahibah 17s)
Brendon Ganga (Belswans)
Campbell Hynd. Harry Flick. Declan Daly. Rory Daly
Sebastian Lewandowski
Cooper goodacre
Angus perrman
Adam Davis
valentine 1st grade cb
Luke sleigh Caleb chapman

*ADDED: The Kevin Muscat Award for Ill-Discipline

James Youngberry for being a wanker
Lachlan Murray U19's (Kahibah FC)
Tyson "Suarez" Johnson for being the biggest hack all season
The entire U17 Cessnock team.
That angry Kid from Valo Carlo Gardinaia
Anyone who plays for west Wallsend
nathan baker
Carlo Proietto
Jereme wann
rory daly
Zac Thomson
Josh Knight, under the guidance of Jarrod Olivieri -Ty (sorry Westy!)
Ginger from westy
Gabriel Cerda
Mat moncrieff
Mat Moncreiff
Liam Muir Westy 19s
Caleb Chapman and Campbell Guest
Meat axe ( bel swans)
carlo godina
Carlo Godina
Will McMaster
Blake Redmond
Lachlan Murray Kahibah 19's 😂😂
Mat Moncrieff
Tom neely
Jereme wann
Daniel Bartlett
Gabe 1st grade lakes
Tyson Johnson from lakes! #Grub!
Grant knight
connor brady
Blake Redman
Josh Knight
Zac Thomson
Carlo godina
Zack Hancock
Max Zank
Luke gibbons
bailey cooper
Entire Kahibah 17's team, bunch of twats And also westys supporters
Liam Muir for kicking Cessnock 19's keeper in the head and being sent
Ryan "the donkey" bartlett
scott baille
Campbell guest
Cooper goodacre
Rory Daly
Josh knight
Obviously Josh knight
That west wallsend kid who kicked out match ball over cahill oval's stadium after seeing red. Shame on you mate. Hope you enjoyed your 8 week suspension.
josh knight
Carlo Godina Valo

*ADDED: Best Haircut

Brock turner
Shanan Michael with the slick back, GK for Kahibah 19's.
Lucas Egge
Tim Rodgers
Luke Urwin
Luke gibbons
Campbell hynd
Nathan Baker and that phresh trim
Eggy lakes 17s
Ryan Bartlett
Brock Turner
Luke Gibbons Stags 17s
Luke "Gibbo" Gibbons
Jason zechel
Gabriel Cerda
James ward
Andre Gumprecht
Pouri bashar
David Kolarovski
Man buns Jordan tselembis
Cooper Goodacre
Jack wheeler
I added this award just for you Gibbo -Ty
Kaleb Pearson
Not nathan baker
Jack Wheeler
Riley Russell for looking like a girl the pussy
Farcy newton
Brayden Boga (Kahibah FC)
Luke Gibbons
Tim Rogers Valo
Luke Gibbons
Nathan baker pink top prior to shave for cancer
kaleb pearson
Luke gibbons
Jack Wheeler (Valentine FC)
Brock turner
campbell hynd
Campbell guest
campbell guest
Kid in 17s Stags i think you know who im talking about
Kaleb pearson
Jack Wheeler (Valentine 17s)
Campbell hynd
Tom Neely

Goal of the Year

Joel Blundell when he was a Stag 19s v Belswans cracker from 30 out
liam neild goal for cessnock hornets 17s
Jeremy noone
Blayke Carpenter half way bomb against necknock
Gocha abshilava
Jereme Wann hit a half volley from behind halfway while playing centre back and it flew straight into the top right corner, night game vs westy. Wallsend 17s 2-1 westy 17s
Isaac szeklhidy volley 30 yards out top left
Winstones bicycle
Isaac Zek Kahibah u/17'sJake Amodio, chip against bellswans 19s
Zack Hancock u/17s stags vs belswans at belswans
Zack Hancock Stags vs Belswans volley outside the box top right hand corner hit the bar come down and went in.
Jack Fisher v Cessnock (Round 22)
Sam walker goal vs Kahibah away
Daniel palozzi free kick against Wallsend 1st grade
Any of the 5 Kahibah put past Lakes for the MP!!!
Steele harvey chest volley from half way
NEWFM 17s Jack Fisher (Valentine) vs Cessnock Round 22
Winstone oku bicycle
Campbell Guest goal at the bi line outside 18 yard box
Riley Russel v Kahibah
Any of the 5 Kahibah 17's put past Lakes for the MP
Steele Harvey half way volley
Rocky from cookers 19s
Isaac Szekelyhidy U17s verse Cessnock. left footed (weak foot) volley from 35 yards out to the top left corner. complete screamer
Jared screen west walls end round three I think
Winstone Oku bicycle
under 17s, Jeremy Noone against lakes, corner of the 18 yard across goal off the volley best goal I've seen in years
Jacob Hill vs Cooks Hill (1-0)
Peter Tamplin vs Wallsend. Top corner 25 out match winner
i believe it would be blake carpenter against cessnock
Peter Tamplin vs Wallsend
Jason Zechel - 23's vs Lakes @ home. Run from the right wing past 2 defenders onto a long ball from goalkeeper, cut back onto his left past 2 defenders with ease and hit the top left corner with a drilling shot roughly 30 yards out
Any goal that Westy scored
Jack Fisher Round 22
NEWFM 17s: Jack Fisher (Valentine) vs Cessnock Round 22
Blayke Carpenter rocket against cessnock
Isaac zekelhidy 30 yard half volley for Kahibah against Cessnock
Campbell nunn bomb for singo u/17s from near halfway in the last minute to win the game 3-2 against belswans
Jack fisher for valo vs cessnock round 22
Any Goal that Valo had scored..
Carson Gray U19's (Kahibah FC)
Zack Hancock under 17s Toronto stags vs belswans
Taylor Hepburn (Wallsend) v Valentine
James youngberrys header against his own team in the semi the hooligan
Milan Lettau 17s against Toronto, left foot volley into top corner.
Luke gibbons
Ryan Bartlets goal against Toronto
zack Hancock u17s stags vs belswans at belswans
Campbell nunn - singleton 17s v bel swans, last minute winner. Volley off a corner off the left boot
Alex Evans Volley from outside the box against Lakes on the last day of the season against lakes. -Trent Vager.
Round 22 - valentine verse Cessnock- Dylan Halligan shot 35 yards out
Sam Woods vs Wallsend
Jacko Pett v westy
Peter Tamplin for Kahibah vs Singleton
Matthew Hughes volley from 20 yards out with a beautiful touch down to control the ball of his chest to a magician touch to his right foot and a top corner screamer
1st Grade: Jono Mitchinson (v Belswans-Away) Under 19's: Jackson Gosling (v Cessnock-Away) & Seb Lewis (v Singleton-Away) Also shoutout to Matt Ellis for his goal v Lakes (1st Leg Semi) -Ty (Yes I have voted in my own survey haha)
Jackson Goslings first Cessnock Away
Nathan baker one on one with the keeper!
Bel swans 17s Joel vs valentine
Stele harvey chest volley from halfway playing 23s Valo vs Kahiba
Bailey Cooper round 1
Winstone Oku bicycle
Zac Parke's goal for Valentine 23's.
Kieran Quadrelli vs Singleton
Jakob Hills V Wallsend
Peter price, free kick at lakes
Steele Harvey ( Valo 23's )
Seb Lewis header
darco nikic freekick in lake macquarie under 17s last game vs kahibah
Any of Scot McGinleys Penalties
Nathan baker
Isaac Szekhihidy vs Cessnock Volley from 30-40 yards out
Jack turners goal in 17's against Thornton, bombed it weak foot outside the 18
Blayke carpenter cessnock amazing lob over the keeper