MAN ON: Ballandean's Paul Dachs shields the ball from a fast-approaching Dan Cridland.
MAN ON: Ballandean's Paul Dachs shields the ball from a fast-approaching Dan Cridland. Ella Archibald-Binge

Ballandean too strong

Ballandean 3 df United 0

BOTH teams were quick to apply pressure from the outset of this epic game.

There were plenty of chances at both ends of the pitch, but the first ball found the net after a shot from Ballandean's Liam Taylor took a deflection to trip up the keeper.

Paul Dachs hammered the ball into the net to score number two for Ballandean, before a "thunder bolt" from Ace McDonald sealed the win.

Zac Willoughby had a great game between the sticks, while down the other end United's Luke Shearston pulled off a great penalty save to contain Ballandean's winning margin.

Ballandean spokesman Neil Newman said the final score line didn't reflect the overall tempo of the match, which saw Brett McEvoy and Brendan Harvey troubling Ballandean's defence all day.

Warwick 2 df Carlton 0

CARLTON and Warwick brought their all to this match, vying for second place ahead of the semi finals.

Carlton had opportunities early but couldn't find the back of the net, despite Matt Maggiolo posing a constant threat to the Warwick back line.

As the half progressed, the Wolves regained their composure to apply pressure on the Carlton goal.

Several saves from the keeper Robert Clancy and a few near misses kept Warwick at bay until a defensive error from a free kick late in the half saw the Wolves take the lead.

Carlton was re-energised after the break, but on too many occasions the pass didn't find the mark and the defenders were constantly on the back foot.

The Bears created chances, but any attempts on goal fizzed wide of the mark.

Warwick secured the match when a calmly-struck shot found its mark mid-way through the second half.

City 5 df Inter 2

CITY players finished off their season in style against a determined Inter side on Saturday.

Lachie Gavin bagged his second hat-trick of the weekend - with one extra goal thrown in - backing up from senior colts to find the net four times.

Romeo Salazar took City's tally up to five goals with his effort.

Meanwhile Steve Favero and Nigel Bonetto led Inter's attack, clocking up two goals in the process.

The match heralds the end of a closely-fought A-grade season for City and Inter Club.

SEMI-FINALS

Major semi finals will be played this Saturday at Ballandean, while the minor semis for all grades will play at Ballandean on Sunday.

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