2019 Match Reports

18th & 19th May

Under 15

Mitchell Rangers SC (8) defeated FC Birrarung (5)

It was a perfect day to play at Princes Park as the Rangers brought fresh confidence from a stirring comeback the week before and the form spilled into this week with Louis Knynenburg following up his 8 minute hat-trick at the end of his last game with a 16 minute hat-trick at the beginning of this one. FC Birrarung, a team not to be underestimated, hit back with two quick goals but it was again Louis tucking away two more chances with ease to half-time as he solidified himself as one of the crucial leaders of the team. Captain Ryan Sirianni was silk as ever, beating the defence and the goalkeeper for a walk-in chance. The goalkeeper, hands on head, walking back into position sprung back into action as Ryan spoiled his chance off the post before he showed a cool head and slotted it home, between the defender and the goalkeeper’s legs, giving us a 6-2 advantage at the break. The game looked all but over as Louis put away his 6th chance of the game but a spirited Birrarung outfit fought to the last whistle and wrestled back the momentum. Finding two goals in an arm-wrestle type contest, Birrarung had their eyes set on the comeback but the hero of the day in Louis scored once again to give us our 8th goal and any chance of a Birrarung comeback died with it. The opposition scored once more but it proved to be no more than consolation as the Rangers ran out 8-5 winners in Carlton. As if the contest in the league hadn’t been juicy enough already, league leaders Mill Park SC had their first taste of defeat against Alphington FC, giving the mighty Mitchell Rangers the number 1 spot! There’s plenty of games left to play but a sign of things to come for the Rangers, no doubt. Bring it home Rangers!

GOALS –

Louis Knynenburg 7

Ryan Sirianni 1

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Under 12
On a beautiful sunny day we fought the roadworks and traffic to play Yarra Jets at their Home ground in Fairfield. After a strong start, with a goal each to Kash and Jack, we were trailing 2:4 at the break.Unfortunately we had no answer to Yarra Jets' 4 goals in the 2nd half, leaving at full-time with a 2:8 loss. 

Under 10 girls (By Vicki)

What another enjoyable game to watch girls! You all played well Everyone is improving every week Lots passing and supporting each other Racheal you did great in goals We had some brilliant play and some unlucky shoots at 🥅Katie had good run putting one into back of net! Thanks Heddie (sorry for spelling) for helping us out Look forward to a home match next week



Under 10 green (By Lauran)

Today was an amazing day and a great game to watch, you boys did so well today you played like a real team with great passing, calling for the ball and looking for an opening. You all did a great job and made us all very proud of you and how well you are working together, we do have to say a big thank to Jacob, Angus, Rhine and Hudson for there help today it was great to have subs for a change. 
Well done team score 1-8 win


Senior Women

On Sunday, Mitchell Rangers Women played Whittlesea SC, Rangers made a great start with Vikki McNaughton putting them 1-0 up within the first 10 minutes. Rangers continued to dominate the game and took a two-goal lead with a goal from Sarah Warren. The girls were creating plenty of chances but were unable to convert them. The girl’s determination eventually paid off, taking them to a well-deserved 3-0 lead with a delightful goal from Carley Edmonds. Rangers continued to control the game and scored another two goal through Charlotte Edmonds and Brianna Baschin. Whittlesea SC scored after some indecisive defending. However, the girl’s replied straight away with another goal from Vikki McNaughton before the break to make the score 6-1 at half time.

In the second half, the girls continued their dominance but couldn’t increase the score line. After numerous of missed chances, the home side scored another goal through a mistake from the Rangers’ keeper. Despite the setback, Rangers hit back straight away with a great strike from Kirsten Audeam. Overall, a very good performance by the whole team, with the final score Rangers winning 7-2. 


Under 10 black (By David)

Another positive performance. With changes in players positions, it was great to see the versatility of the boys. Everyone called to want the ball, looked to pass to each other and supported each other. Great to see. First time scorers, Isaac, Laone, and Harry, and Toby, were backed up by Josh with 3. Great performances by Carmelo who came out of goal, Will, Isaac BS, Jaiden, Zac, and the goal scorers to run out 7-1 winners. Thanks to Chris, who despite a broken arm, came to support the team.

11th & 12th May

Under 15

Mitchell Rangers SC vs. Diamond Valley United SC 6-4W


With a viewing audience filled with mothers thrilled with the fact that had to get up early on Mother’s Day to watch the soccer in the mud and the cold, the under 15s kicked off in style with 2 goals in the first 14 minutes. Through the agency of the Partridge brothers, Lachie tucked away the first chance which was a well-worked opportunity followed by a worldie from younger brother Stuart directly from a throw-in. Given some space, Stu decided to test his luck and lob the keeper from considerable range. The bench on the Mitchell Rangers side went crazy as the opposition goalkeeper scrambled to recover the ball before it crossed the line but the referee was satisfied with the effort and awarded the goal. Credit to Diamond Valley, their players didn’t let the early deficit deter them any and after scoring 10 minutes after our 2nd goal they had the momentum and took control of the game before half-time, leaving us even at 2-2 after 35 minutes. Odds started to mount against the Rangers after the opposition netted in the first 60 seconds of the second half, followed by another goal to assert their dominance on the match. With less than 10 minutes left in the game and held 2 goals behind the opponents the supporters had been silenced to nothing more than a quiet murmur. Enter Louis Knynenburg. Bursting into space on the right wing from a difficult angle, Louis fired from outside the box as it sailed convincingly past the keeper. Given a taste for blood, Louis launched himself at the ball once again, winning the ball, accelerating into the box and firing another shot past the keeper directly from the opposition’s kick-off. With the game there to be won for either team, now with less than 5 minutes left, Captain Ryan crossed a beautifully placed ball into the box from a corner, so perfect in fact that one of the smallest players on the field in Stuart was able to unleash a pearling header to put us ahead once again and put the sidelines into hysterics. Given confidence from his last effort, the Rangers won the ball once again won the ball almost directly from kick off and weaving past a couple of defenders, Louis completed his 8 minute hat-trick. In a comeback reminiscent of Liverpool in Istanbul, celebrations were well and truly on after the final whistle. The coach admittedly struggled to address the team after the game after losing his voice in those final minutes. Credit to the players for pulling off what will undoubtedly be the comeback of the season and making it 3 wins in 4 games. A big thank you to everyone that made the effort to come out and support the team and a special thank you to all the mothers that donated their time on their special day. The atmosphere from the sidelines made the day extra special for everyone involved.


GOALS – 

Louis Knynenburg 3

Stuart Partridge 2

Lachlan Partridge 1

Senior Women

On Sunday, Mitchell Rangers Women played La Trobe Uni SC, Rangers made a good start and should have taken the lead 10 minutes into the game with a couple of clear chances. Unfortunately, La Trobe Uni made Rangers pay with 2 goals scored in quick succession, after a couple of major defensive errors. The visitors scored another one just before the break.  In the second half Rangers improved with majority of the possession but didn’t really create any chances. Rangers pushed for a goal, but the visitors grab a fourth goal on the break. Rangers got their reward and scored through some great play by Louisa Jones and Brianna Baschin, with Vikki McNaughton finishing delightfully by lobbing the keeper. La Trobe got two late goals, to blow the score out to 6-1. Disappointing result for Rangers but encouraging signs for the rest of the season.


Under 11

Unfortunately our opposition, Hume United, were a no-show on Sunday. However, we took the chance to have a practice match against our own Under 12's who had just finished their scheduled game.


Under 10 Black

What a great game against our own Under 10 Green team. Very competitive and close. After a slow start, we managed to get our passing going, which led to a breakaway from Josh who squeezed one in from a narrow angle to give a 1-0 lead at halftime. With end to end action, josh and Zac combined for Zac to finish off for a second goal. With more pressure on, Josh picked up the ball outside the box and drilled home for a third. Good pressure from the greens led to a goal, and we held on to win 3-1. Exciting game, with fantastic performances from Sunny, Laone, Harry, Isaac, Zac, Josh, Chris, Toby, and ever running Will. Hope the Mother’s continue to be spoilt for the rest of the day.


Under 12

Playing Bundoora United at Home saw a magnificent game, with both sides showing sportsmanship, skill and a total enjoyment of the game. Bundoora started the game with 2 quick goals, but our boys didn’t despair and Kash found the back of the net in the 17th minute to leave for half time with the score at 1:2 in favour of the visitors. The 2nd half started with a goal from Aiden (or Aidos as he’s now known) within the first 2 minutes, followed by another Bundoora goal in the 10th minute. Bundoora scored again in the 15th minute to make the score 2:4 against us. Then Dylan found the back of the net in the 18th minute to keep our chances alive. Alas, we were unable to find the back of the net again and the end of the match saw us 3:4 down. We had many chances to score the equaliser (none more so than Patrick’s defensive kick from the half line that missed the top left corner of the goal by mere centimetres) but Bundoora’s strong defense kept all our attempts out of the net. A fantastic game by all players on both teams and we are looking forward to the return match later in the year.

4th & 5th May

All Abilities Gala Day - Joeys 

The Mitchell Rangers traveled to Thornbury on Saturday morning to participate in Football Victoria All Abilities Gala Day, playing 3 friendly games.

Game one against Northcote City DSR, Game two against Barnies All Abilities, and game three against Ringwood City SC. The Rangers were 2 players down, undeterred and full of determination they played on, The Mighty Mitchell Rangers were able to dominate without extra players, Ashton, Alex, Ethan and Jordan all took turns at being goal keeper and they all did an amazing job putting their bodies on the line and Superbly clearing the ball out of the back line. When in the forward half of the ground, Ashton and Jordan overwhelmed the opposition with their skills, fancy foot work and speed. Alex and Ethan dominated in the back half chasing up every ball clearing it forward, and putting in some amazing tackles and forcing a turn over. In the first game, Ashton kicked 2 goals, Alex and Jordan kicked one each, in the second game Ashton kicked 4 goals and in the third game Ashton kicked 3, Jordan kicked 2 and Ethan kicked 1. Everyone played exceptionally well and had a great time. Fantastic Games.  Thank you to the Mums, Dads and supporters on the sideline for your cheers of encouragement. Go Rangers! 

  

All Abilities Gala Day - Wallaroos 

The Mitchell Rangers traveled to Thornbury on Saturday morning to participate in Football Victoria All Abilities Gala Day, playing 3 friendly games, against Northern Falcons, Doveton SSS2 and Doveton SSS1.

Ben was goal keeper for most of the games while Tayten filled in for a couple of halves’, in every game the Rangers kept pushing forward and creating opportunities, Tayten, Jarrod and Brenno were unstoppable up forward and dazzled the opposition with their footwork, Damian and Davis displayed their amazing skills in the middle, chasing down every ball.

Frank and Lynette playing their first game of soccer ever were a little lost in the back line to start with but once the games got going, so did they applying pressure on the opposition and going in for some hard tackles. Tayten kicked 2 goals in the first game as the Rangers went down 4 - 2. In the second game Tayten kicked 5 goals and Ben kicked 1, the Rangers got up 6 - 1, the third game saw the Rangers goal less going down 8 nil. Great games, Go Rangers!


MiniRoos and Juniors

All MiniRoos and Junior teams had the weekend off.

27th & 28th April

Under 12

The trip down to Craigieburn saw a mixed day, both with the game and the weather. Light rain on and off gave us a taste of the winter to come but again our team showed great spirit and composure, giving us a display of the full potential we have. Our defense was tight, holding Craigieburn City Blue to 5, while up forward we had plenty of opportunities but only Kash Laws was able to find the back of the net, again just after half time. Our team is certainly coming along, learning to work together, talk among each other, and keeping spirits high.

13th & 14th April

Under 12
We were at Home against the Eltham Redbacks. Again we performed well as a team, showing excellent ball skilss and defensive play, holding the Redbacks to only 4 goals. Up forward Kash Laws put one away just after half time to get us on the board. 

6th & 7th April

Under 8

Mitchell Rangers defeated by Upfield 5-2

Goal scorer: James (2)

The U8’s travelled to Gibb reserve on the 7/4/19 It was a great game for both the rangers and upfield. Everyone put in their best efforts some great defense by Dylan and Milly with both of them stopping some powerful attacking plays. Up forward we had James and Lilly they played beautifully using names and cracking through the oppositions defense controlling the midfield we had Nulan and Isaiah they wouldn’t stop running always chasing the ball and never taking an eye off it. In the first half Cy was playing in goal he made some great saves, in the second half Lilly was in goals and she made some astonishing saves. All in all, it was a great game and everyone put in.

Under 10 Black

Fantastic effort from start to finish. Under pressure from the start, the rangers were 2 down at half time. Second half the team came out fighting. The ball came out to Sunny who powered home a strong shot which left the keeper with no chance. Despite being under constant pressure, the falcons broke away for a goal. Keeping the pressure on, josh broke free and finished well on a one on one with their keeper. At 3-2, we had two clear chances, but couldn’t finish off. The falcons broke away again and scored to win 4-2. A gallant effort, with no subs, by the boys. Carmelo, Toby, Harry and Laone, were solid in defence, with josh, Isaac and Zach running the midfield. Chris and Sunny chased well up front.

Under 10 Green

Well what a great start to the season we play a wonderful game with great defence with the first goal of the season going to Rhys.

The team play really well together with lots of communication between themselves and support for each other. We are very proud of our team and if this is what the start of the season is like can’t wait for the rest.

Well done final score 2-2

Go Rangers

Under 11

The Rangers piled on the pressure early against greenvale with goals from Brodie, Hudson and Brian to lead 3-1 at the break. With windy conditions our passing game was exceptional taking the ball into attack especially on the counter and after numerous attempts we were unable to capitalise on our chances leading to a 3-3 draw. It was a great challenge for us and we’ll be ready for them next time

Under 12

We approached our first game as a new team with great energy and enthusiasm, but with only 7 players against Darebin United's full compliment we were soundly beaten 12:3. Although, the score doesn't reflect how well we played. It is safe to say that if we had of had a full team we certainly would have taken it to them all the way. Goals for MRSC were scored by Alex Ryan, Dylan Wilkins and Saxon Mitchell. Well done Rangers for never giving up in the face of unbeatable odds.

Under 15

Mitchell Rangers SC vs. FC Birrarung 5-3W

 

At 11am this morning, the under 15s team officially kicked off their season at home against FC Birrarung. A clear opportunity to take an early 1-0 lead was denied by a handball call but the Rangers were quick to challenge the keeper once more with Ryan Sirianni putting us ahead in the first 10 minutes. FC Birrarung replied with a goal of their own before the Rangers built momentum and kicked away to a 2 goal lead in the span of 2 minutes. As legs grew wary, Birrarung were able to draw level before halftime but it was the re-invigorated Rangers that put the game to bed, adding another 2 goals to their tally after half-time. The new captain, Ryan Sirianni, took best on ground honors, completing an impressive hat-trick which included a very well struck free kick. A massive thanks to FC Birrarung for travelling to play today, as well as all the volunteers and supporters that made today possible. The perfect way to get season 2019 underway!

 

GOALS –

Ryan Sirianni 3

Liam Gatt 1

Lachlan Partridge 1


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