Soccer - Boys
Welcome to the Boys Soccer reports page of the School website, match reports and/ or scores will be posted here as soon as possible as they are received.
Week 7 - Saturday 17 June
1st XI - Pulteney 4 drew with Trinity College 4
Our long travel to Gawler saw our boys start fairly slowly as we conceded an early goal, to the boys credit they regrouped and started passing the ball around and looked more comfortable.
Pulteney was getting a lot of joy down the right hand side and that's where our first 2 goals came from, both goals were assisted by Jack's hard work rate on the right hand side and scored by Doug. A wonderful individual strike by Juing Junior from outside the the box took us into halftime 3-1 in front.
The second half proved to be again a slow start by conceding early however the players responded and Doug got his first hat trick taking us to a 4-2 lead, unfortunately we finished off the game by conceding a late goal, which ultimately ended the game at 4 apiece.
Overall the team is looking more comfortable in the new formation and as the year rolls on I am confident that winning results will come our way.
Goals: Doug Perrott (3), Jun Kim
Best Players: Nic Wilson, Doug Perrott, Jun Kim
2nd XI - Pulteney 1 were defeated by Concordia 3
Another crisp and clear morning for Football was found on the shortest day of the season, with the Winter Solstice all but days away. The Pulteney 2nds were also away, to Concordia, and we knew that the muddy, hilly pitch would be tricky, along with our opponents.
Although we had some key personnel missing, the team started well, with an organised back five and an emerging keeper in Harrison ‘DJ’ Nisbet. From some strong offensive pressure from Piliouras, the marauding Jake Goehr won a free kick that he subsequently finished with aplomb…back of the net indeed!
The remainder of the match was a mostly tight affair, with Concordia relentless in their pursuit of an equaliser….although we did see a scorching strike from Goehr pound the cross bar. If only...
We stayed in the match largely because Nisbet was superb in goal and gained in confidence as the match progressed and Borelli, Vetere, Nayler and Porter were resolute in front of him.
Whilst Concordia did score a scrappy and fortunate goal to equalise and this sadly led to two more late goals being scored, the Pulteney lads didn’t give up and post-match seemed determined to bounce back next week. You are only as good as your next game…in life as in Football.
Year 10’s - Pulteney 6 defeated Mercedes College 0
No report supplied
Middle A’s - Pulteney 1 were defeated by Nazareth 5
The score line doesn’t clearly reflect how the game played out. For the majority we were trailing by two goals until we pulled a goal back through the efforts of Lachlan. So the score stood at 2-1 with roughly 15 minutes to go but after trying to score a second, Nazareth was able to get a third. After that the boys lost confidence and let their heads drop. On a positive note, after weeks of struggling to get numbers, we had four subs which was pleasing to see as a coach.
Best Players: Dylan Hamra, Dylan Boscasini, Zac Hart
Scorer: Lachlan Edwards
Middle B’s - Pulteney 0 were defeated by Gleeson 13
Starting with 10 men was always going to be difficult for the boys and it didn’t take long for Gleeson to take the lead, scoring after 2 minutes of play. Goals 2 and 3 came within the first 10 minutes and most of the boys lost a bit of heart and were shocked by the quick feet and technical ability showed by the Gleeson boys.
Half time came and the boys all had their heads down and didn’t know what hit them. A change in formation saw the boys play really well for the first 10 minutes of the 2nd half, but Gleeson played really well and deservedly won the game.
The Pulteney boys showed great energy in the second half and tried their all even with 10 men, but coming up against a full team was always going to be difficult.
Best players: Julian De Rosa, Max Soester, Elijah Sarin
Middle C’s - no game - Rostrevor forfeit