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22nd May 2013
The Falcons were at home to North City Wolves last week looking for their first win of 2013. After 90 minutes
plus stoppages, the Falcons once again failed to capitalise on their advantage in possession and chances to
record a disappointing 2-0 loss. The Falcons had several chances particularly in the first half to put this game
away but lack of composure in front of goal brought them undone. Two chances both from great cut backs from
Stathi were missed by Bart and then Stathi himself hit the post with a fantastic shot from outside the box
which had the NCW keeper beaten all ends up. On the other hand, NCW went forward a handful of times and
one of those produced a goal which took them into half time 1-0 up. The second half was more subdued with
neither side not really sparkling. The Falcons were again on top possession wise and through the middle part of
the half pushed forward for the equaliser which nearly fell to Stathi again but he was unable to produce a good
enough finish from close range. Then as has happened over the whole season, the Falcons were punished for
poor defending when the NCW substitute beat three defenders and hit great shot passed Kosta for the sealer.
Better players for the Falcons were Tommy Vizzini, Stevie and Stathi.
The Falcons capitulated meekly again as they struggle to find any consistency of performance. The side seemed
stronger on paper than previous weeks but as has been proved time and time again, games aren't won on paper
but with effort and commitment. Coach Peter K is struggling to come up with a combination that will turn
things around but he will continue to shuffle things around till he does so. Serviceable players were Diego, Peter
Natsis and Tommy P who was excellent coming from the bench.
22nd May 2013
U7 - Gala Day last Sunday was at Fawkner. Report to follow.
The full hub fixture for 2013 can be found here.
To see photos of previous Gala Days please click our Photo Archive tab at top of page and follow the links.
U9 - vs Mitchell Ranges FC
U10 - vs Epping City
A trip to Epping City saw the young Falcons come with lots of support (courtesy of u13’s having no game and
they still turned up with Falcons tracksuit top on) but low on players. There were 4 players missing which
meant the game had to be played with 8 players in total and no subs. After the lack of concentration which was
highlighted last week, it was great to see Andre captain the team to a very strong start where we showed
plenty of leadership. Ari was outstanding in this regards in defence and was ably assisted by Maya and Alex and
positional awareness which saw us look very dangerous going forwards. With Lulu, Lou and Christian bossing the
midfield we had some really positive passages of play where we strung 3 and 4 passes together to get in behind
the Epping defence with just a finish from Jules stopping us from being ahead on the scoreboard as well as
ahead on the pitch. As the 2nd half started, the lack of subs started to show and we wilted in the heat and
allowed Epping to score a couple of junk time goals. A very spirited performance which, a few small tactical
errors aside, saw the coach leave a very happy man. Very positive signs and with a full team, I’m sure we would
have recorded a well-deserved victory.
U11 – vs Preston Lions FC
U12 - vs Brunswick Zebras FC
U13 MATCH REPORTS:
Note: The fantatsic match reports below are produced by an U13 parent Chris Vella. Fantastic work Chris!
Rd.1 vs Banyule
Rd.2 vs Northcote City Red
Rd.3 vs Northcote City Yellow - Click here for photos from this game
Rd.4 vs Bulleen
Rd.5 - BYE
NOTE: Complete 2013 fixtures are online and can be accessed by clicking the following links:
HAYES PARK REDEVELOPMENT NEWS #18
16th May 2013
The Darebin Council has approved the funding for the remaining three light towers and works should commence
early in the new financial year. This is great news and will finish off the capital works which have transformed
our club over the last twelve months.
INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED PROGRAM NEWS
22nd May 2013
The Northern Falcons ID team trains every Tuesday night from 5.45pm at Hayes Park. They are planning a Gala
Day and a date will be confirmed soon. More news to follow.
They have a game vs Cerebral Palsy Victoria at Northcote City's ground on Sunday June 30. More details to
Anyone who knows someone that would be interested in joining us in 2013 please get them to call Frank
Pizzo on 0400 015 850 or Anthony Risoli on 0413 290 074.
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