Our prayers are for Jaiden Madafferi – the highly respected Captain of Bentleigh Greens U16 NPL team. Jaiden is in intensive care at the Royal Children’s Hospital due to a thoughtless attack last week end. We are hoping above all else, that Jaiden makes a full recovery.
NPL junior trial dates : Bentleigh Greens NPL Trial Dates, Venue: Kingston Heath Regional Soccer Centre. Note applicants for NPL coaching positions at Bentleigh Greens should have an FFA B or C License. To apply ring 0458 632274 or email email@example.com
NPL U16-U17 Tuesdays 14, 21, 28 October; 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov 6-8 PM
NPL U12-U13 Wednesdays 15, 22, 29 October; 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov 6-8 PM
NPL U14-U15 Thursdays 16, 23, 30 October; 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov 6-8 PM
NPL U18 Ground 2 Fridays 17, 24, 31 October; 7, 14, 21, 28 Nov 6-8 PM
SUNDAY sessions for all age groups 19, 26 October; 2, 9, 16 & 23 November various sessions between 9-5 PM.
Westfield FFA Cup: The GREENS are called upon again to win away from home against SYDNEY OLYMPIC
So against the odds the resilient Greens will have to play away from home yet again in the first truly national Westfield FFA Cup. The mid week date in September is not yet confirmed. One thing that’s certain is that the Sydney Greek Community will attend this match in force.
Greens Lose their way with Oakleigh 1-4
After a congested run of fixtures, the home side showed no sign of fatigue; but suffered a set back after a stellar run of form. All through this recent period there have been injuries, filled by rookies, Luke Gallo, Lewis Foster, Andre McNamara, Nicholas Teichman, Patrick Avice and, through most of the season Christian Cavallo has been in the starting eleven. Apart from Christian all these youngsters have come through the U20′s since Frank McGrellis has taken over the U20 squad.
This was one of those fixtures where Greens needed to employ tactics similar to those against Blacktown and crowd the corridors to goal. At least for the first half so that Nate Foster, Goran Zoric and Dean Piedmonte could be kept scoreless for the first 30 minutes and make a dent on their self belief.
Probably there had to be a hiccup sometime especially with the wide number of forced changes: David Stirton left to trial in Scotland. Returning to the team were Wayne Wallace (Captain), David Cardamone.
Unfortunately with wholesale changes in mid field Greens fell pray to goals by Piedmonte and Foster early in the first half. Then Oakleigh earnt a penalty through a rash challenge in the box. These were all goals on the counter. The fourth by John Black could have been cleared three times by the Greens defence. So we had the bizarre situation where Greens scored before half time and then had a truck load of chances in the second half and some genuine good penetrating play and at times excellent possession football; but neither side scored in the second half. Now the squad has to regain that amazing solidity and spirit that ground out victory at Blacktown.
Under 20 NPL round 24 score: Bentleigh Greens 1 Oakleigh 2 loss by the U20 squad.
The under 20 squad is currently under the direction of Frank McGrellis, the BGSC Director of Coaching.