The Boys have gone down 3-1 in the Elimination Final against the Casey Comets at IYU Reserve on Sunday 9 September.
In an even first half, Golden Boot winner Eden Reed was able to score the opener for the Under-14 Boys in the early stages.
Despite scoring the opener, the Casey Comets were able to score the equaliser with just minutes to go in the second half as the scores were 1-1 at half-time.
The Casey Comets dominated in the second half, scoring two more goals to run home with a 3-1 win.
Some news for kids who would like to participate in Junior Coordinator Steve Campbell’s Little Striker’s Futsal Academy.
The Healesville Futsal Competition is starting Term 4 Saturday mornings for Under 8’s and Under 10’s – all registrations are now open.
All the outdoor kids are invited including the miniroos kids.
If your kids are interested in playing futsal in Term 4, please register via the link below:
The juniors performed well this season, with our Under-12 Boys finishing in fourth position, our Under-14 Girls in second position, and our Under-14 Boys crowned League Champions following their 1-1 draw with Montrose at home last weekend.
Below is a summary of how each of the junior teams went this season in their respective competitions.
With Gez as game day coach, and Klaus as training coach, the team have undertaken a journey of discovery. The team have learnt many new skills – from the early days of basic ball control, to team work, skills, game strategy and formation plays – the boys set themselves up for an exciting end to the season. Despite falling to the ladder leaders Glen Waverley last weekend, the Under-12 Boys were able to finish up with nine wins and four losses for the season.
The Under – 14 Girls had a great season in their first year playing together, finishing in second position in their respective competition. Coached by Steve Campbell, the girls brought a real hunger and determination to the game each week, working hard on the basics of the game and putting it into practice on a Sunday. Maddie and Kiera were the side’s shining lights this season, with both girls selected to train with the FFV Under – 14 Girls Metro side on an eight-week training session in Darebin. Kiera was also awarded with the Golden Boot after scoring 32 goals for the season in a year that saw the girls finish with 12 wins and four losses.
The Under-14 Boys performed on the pitch this season – crowned League Champions after a 1-1 draw with Montrose to secure their second title in three years last weekend. Coached by Nick Caloutas for the past five years, the boys were able to secure 11 wins and suffer two losses for the season. Eden Reed was also the the shining light from the Under-14 Boys side, scoring 26 goals for the year. With a fantastic year that has been capped off with a title, the boys will be looking to play-off in this year’s Sportsmart Juniors Grand Final by taking down the Casey Comets this Sunday at IYU Reserve.
Under-14 Boys v Casey Comets
Sunday September 9th, 12.30pm at IYU Reserve
East winner v South winner
The Under-14 Boys take on the Casey Comets to play-off in the Sportsmart Boys’ Juniors Grand Final on Sunday 16 September. The Under-14 Boys secured a 1-1 draw last weekend, while the Casey Comets are coming from a 4-4 draw with the Sandringham Strikers.
Under-14 Boys (WWDWD)
The Under-14 Boys have had an excellent season finishing on top in the Sportsmart Junior Boys’ 14C Competition on 36 points – two points in front of Montrose. With three wins in their past five matches, the Reds will be looking for maximum points against a tough opponent in the Casey Comets who have scored 139 goals in one season.
Casey Comets (WWWWD)
The Casey Comets finished on top with 50 points in the Sportsmart Boys’ Juniors Under-14 South competition. The Casey Comets are in good form coming up against the Healesville Soccer Club Under-14 Boys with four wins in their past five matches and 16 wins and two draws for the season. With their present form, the Casey Comets will be fancying their chances when they come up against the Reds at IYU Reserve on Sunday afternoon.
This is the first meeting between the two sides.
It wasn’t the Under 12’s day today after suffering a 3-0 defeat to Glen Waverley away from home on Sunday 2 September.
A match report from Under-12 Boys Team Manager Sally Clinton below:
It was a tough final game for the Under 12’s today.
Playing Glen Waverley, who have been undefeated all season, we lost 3-0 in what was a strong contest.
The boys played hard, but in the end with two players down and a couple of injuries, it wasn’t enough against the top team – but we have been tough all season.
Only two teams have been able to beat us this year.
The boys can hold their heads high finishing a close fourth on the ladder, with so much growth throughout the season.
Well done boys. You should be super proud of yourselves.
The Under-14 Boys have secured the title in the Under-14 Boys’ East 14C competition after a 1-1 draw with Montrose at home.
The boys started the better of the two teams in the first half, with a goal from James Brown on the counter seeing the boys with a 1-0 lead at half-time.
The visitors were looking dangerous in the second half, and unlucky not to score the equaliser after a goal was disallowed with 10 minutes to go.
Montrose found the net inside the box with just one minute to go, but that wasn’t enough as a draw by the Under-14 Boys saw them secure top position and their second title in three years.
Under-14 Boys striker Eden Reed also won the Golden Boot after scoring 26 goals for the season.
“I couldn’t be more proud of them,” coach Nick Caloutas said.
“I loved the boys’ desire, heart and mateship.”
The League Champions will now play-off against the Casey Comets for a position in the Sportsmart Boys’ Junior Grand Final from 12.30pm at IYU Reserve on Sunday 9 September.
The Under-14 Girls have finished in second position in their first season after securing a narrow 2-1 win against Chisholm United at home.
The hosts’ started brightly, with a goal to Kiera Steventon seeing the girls have a 1-0 lead at half-time.
In a much even second half, a goal to Under-14 Girls striker Kiera saw the home side with a 2-0 lead.
The visitors were able to get one back in the latter stages of the second half, but that wasn’t enough as the hosts’ finished the year in emphatic fashion with a 2-1 win.
“The girls battled, stuck to their guns, and I am so proud of them,” coach Steve Campbell said.
“Hopefully they stick together, dig deep, and bring more girls to the club.”
Kiera won the Golden Boot in the Sportsmart Girls’ East 13-14D competition after scoring 32 goals for the season.
2018 Sportsmart Boys’ East Joey’s Blue Competition R18-
Glen Waverley v Under-12 Boys
Sunday September 2nd, 9am at Capital Reserve
1st v 4th
The Under-12 Boys take on Glen Waverley for the second time this season. The Under-12 Boys are coming off an astonishing 5-0 victory over Ringwood City, while Glen Waverley are coming off a 0-0 draw against Knox City.
Glen Waverley (WWWWD)
Glen Waverley have had a stellar season with 14 wins and no losses for the year. The hosts’ are also in solid form with four wins in their past five matches. Coming up against the Healesville Under 12’s, the ladder leaders will be looking for nothing less than three points in what has been a superb year for the Tigers.
Under-12 Boys (WDDBW)
The Under 12’s have shown significant improvement this season. With a change of coach in Round 5, the Under 12’s have been able to string together nine wins and only three losses for the season. The Under 12’s have also had a solid performance on the pitch in the last five weeks with two wins and two draws. Only one-point behind Knox City on the table, Gez’s boys will be striving for third position with maximum points away from home.
The last time these two sides met was in Round 3 where Glen Waverley secured a 2-0 victory over the Under-12 Boys at the Don Road Complex.