Founding club of football in Albury-Wodonga

R20 News and Match Reports

TRIVIA NIGHT SUCCESS

The Hotspurs Trivia Night was a great success with over 140 people attending. Over $3000 was raised for our club.
Thanks to all the sponsors who donated prizes. They were all acknowledged on the night. Thanks also to Matt Townsend, Jon Cochrane,Jess Briggs, Jamie Ryan, Michael Corkett and Sandy Belgre who made the night was a success.

HOTSPURS RAFFLE

Tickets and money due back this weekend.
Please return the books and $25 to your team manager. Diahann Maher, Ian Belgre or the canteen by 20th August.
The draw will take place at the Junior Presentation on 9th September.
Thanks goes to Steve Kilpatrick from the FULL CYCLE and Robert Tuksar for donating the prizes in the raffle.

Hotspurs Shop

DELIVERY and ORDERING
Note: Club Polo now made to order.
Made to Order items, Club Polo, Soft Shell & Retro Jackets, Printed Hoodie and Kit Bags, will then be ordered monthly at the start of the month or as required pending adequate quantities. Full payment must be made prior to order placement. Approximate delivery to club is four weeks from order cut off date.
Supplier stocked items, Adventure Jacket and Vest, Caps and Beanies, are ordered fortnightly on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Full payment must be made prior to order placement. Approximate delivery to club is two weeks from order cut off date.
Go to the shop now.

Miniroos

Week 13 Saturday 19 August at Jelbart Park
5, 6 and 8 Years 12:30 PM kick-off
7 and 9 Years 1:30 PM kick-off
10 Years 2:30 PM kick-off
Please be at the ground 20 minutes before kick-off

Draw

Sunday 20 August

HOTSPURS v Albury City
at HOME

All teams play at normal kick-off times except,
11 Girls v Melrose at Lambert 8:30am KO
16 Girls v United at Jelbart Park 3:25pm KO
Division 2 Women and Over 35s Venue and Times TBC

DUTY TEAM
Duty team for Sunday is the Reserve Men. Please be at the grounds at 7:30am to help set up. This team will also have to assist with the BBQ and canteen.


Match Reports

11 Boys v Wangaratta (rescheduled) won 1 – 0
We finally got around to playing our much anticipated match against Wangaratta on Saturday due to the two weeks of byes .
There was an own goal scored early but the rest of the match was a fiercely contested battle that could of gone either way ! Wangaratta’s defence has all year rivalled ours in competitiveness and also with a feared player taller than Legs Lenny, but in this case all our defenders and team came out the winners on the day. Mitch and Lenny easily played one of their best games of the year and we must mention our superstar Alistair whom was in magnificent form in goals and was our best player! His mother Jo was a nervous wreck on the sidelines, but Alistair was cool ,calm and collected under pressure and really allowed us to come away with the points .
Two more games left until finals .
Let’s go Spurs !

13 Boys v United won 7 – 2
With a few players missing we again called upon the 12s for their assistance and they all contributed enormously to the team. We got off to a great start with an early goal to Jack and followed that up with another soon after by Brodie. We dominated the first half with the ball rarely crossing into our defensive area. We peppered their goal with shot after shot, a few missed opportunities and some good goalkeeping by them kept the score down. Tomo and Ava were dominating the midfield and splitting their defence with some excellent passing to set up many shooting opportunities. Max and Tomo also got on the score sheet in the first half.
The second half we moved a few players to unfamiliar positions and that was when we let United in to the game for the first time and they managed to get 2 goals against us. We were still creating chances and Tomo ended the game with 4 goals, Jack 2, Max and Brodie 1 each.

13 Girls v United lost 3 – 2
What a huge improvement from the girls who played United very early in the season.
The girls have come along way as a team and each and every one of the girls had a great game!!
We were lead by the back from Lily in goals- who pulled off an amazing penalty……To Keely, Paige, Sienna and Daisy who was awesome in Defence. Our midfield worked hard with Ava pushing the ball through and Georgia, Mattea and Ash killing it on the wings! Our forwards of Hayley, Salli, Emma and Tahlia all played well. A very exciting game to watch, bring on finals- Thanks to Tom for running the line. Great work girls!!

16 Girls v Wangaratta won 5 – 3
Wow!! What a game. We had a full side and a sub this week and the girls passes the ball around well!!
We created many scoring chances and held possession and were 2 nil up at half time. Bella lead the girls in the middle park and our defenders were awesome with Yasmin and Grace chasing down every ball. The girls have worked well as a team and lead the younger girls who week after week step in and we couldn’t do it with out you!
Thanks Harry for running the line. We got them girls- Great team work. Awards to Yas, Ciara, Kate and Tynecia!!

Thirds v United lost 0 – 4
The Thirds played a tight first half of the match on Sunday but let their collective guard down in the second half to go down 4 goals to nil. Not even a revving by Ian at half-time could get them up and going again. That half the team is made up of Sixteens’ players who have already played a full game makes it difficult but everyone did their best and there were some great passages of play. The backline was kept busy and keeper Scott made some remarkable saves. Thanks to Ben and Sam who ran the lines.

Over 35s v United lost 0 – 1
A courageous effort from the team today with everybody giving their all. Nobody had any petrol left in their tank. We held our own & suppressed & nullified the oppositions attack. They never had too much time on the ball. The intensity of our game was exceptional. We did not let them settle & they became frustrated with their inability to control the game. Meanwhile we maintained our dazzling form from the second half of the season & played some great football. It was only an unfortunate own goal by us in the dying minutes that had them take the 3 points. We are peaking at the right time & we feel confident about the finals. No one will be looking forward to meeting us as we continue to haunt the top teams.

Reserve Men v United lost 0 – 4
The Ressies put in a strong effort against the League champions. The team paid heavily for some errors early in the game and then were unfortunate not to get a couple of goals. Zac Brodie and Mick Corkett were outstanding in midfield with Ash Hockin having a great defensive game. Dineesh and Durga played well in the forwards. John Irvine made some outstanding saves in goals.

Senior Men v United lost 1 – 3
This game was closer than the score suggests. Our opponents grabbed every chance that came their way. Jerome Dunphy scored a terrific goal to get back to 1-2 but Spurs could not take any more chances despite playing quite well. Ranga and Paul Kinning played well. Lewis Parrett, Jon Cochrane and Jerome also had strong games.


Match reports and newsletter information

Please email all match reports, photos and Hotspurs news to info@alburyhotspurs.com.au by Monday evening at 9pm

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