We are now over halfway through the season, how time flies when you are having fun!
Reminder -there are no games 3rd of July for any age groups.
Daylesford VS Forest
Lots of resilience on show as we earned back a draw after squandering a 2-0 lead going into the second half. Improvements with patience and discipline up front earned us plenty of chances and leaves us in a productive spot to finish out the final half of the season.
Forest vs Creswick Maroon
This week the girls took on Creswick Maroon at Creswick. The girls moved well from the kick off working well to play their own game but struggling to make anything of it within the first 25mins. A great cross in from Tiarlah was hit in by Jacki to get ahead 1-0 at 29mins. The first half continued with plenty of tries on goal and amazing crosses to end 1-0. Second half was much the same as the first with the girls trying there best upfront to get some shots in goal. Unfortunately at 53mins in Creswick got through the defence and snagged their first goal. Plenty more chances for the girls who continuously kept their heads up and in the 80th minute that came for Holly who smashed it in the net after a few tries. The girls won the game 2-1.
Forest VS Bacchus
This week the Under 15’s took on an enthusiastic Bacchus Marsh side. A first half hat trick from leading goal scorer Simon Neville-Ireland and a powerful long shot from Mytheas Porter saw us lead 4-1 at the break.
Unfortunately complacency set in in the second half with Bacchus Marsh brining the game back to 4-4 early on in the second half. A disappointing result, but a lesson for the young side.
Vikings VS Forest
The team came out hard and fast instantly putting Vikings on the back foot. With a missed opportunity to take the lead, Forest then had to fight hard the rest of the game to keep Vikings well drilled team out. Unfortunately, despite a huge push from the defence line and hard work from all players, it wasn't enough to stop Vikings from getting through and scoring, going into half time 4-0 down. Forest came out strong and held Vikings out for 20min of the second half, before conceding 2 more quick goals, one right before the final whistle, going down 6-0 to a well played Vikings.
Forest VS Vic Park
Wendouree West @11am
Creswick VS Forest Green
Dough Lindsay @10am
Forest White VS North
Wendouree West @9am
Vic Park VS Forest White
Victoria park @10am
Forest Green VS vikings
Wendouree West @10am
Vic Park VS Forest
Victoria Park @9am
Forest VS Buninyong
Wendouree West @9am
Ballarat VS Forest
Forest VS Warnambool
Wendouree West @1pm
Forest VS Warnambool
Wendouree West @3pm
Training and games over the school holidays
7's, 8's, 9's, 11's, 13's, 15's
Game 26th June
No training 30th June
No game 3rd July
Training return 7th July
Game return 10th July
A Forest Rangers event you don't want to miss!
We have our annual Forest Rangers social event, its a night you are not going to want to miss! Tickets are $60 each or 2 for $100, all tickets include 2hours free beer, cider or wine and finger food. All tickets can be purchased via the clubrooms. With $1000 up for grab for the 1st prize and so many other amazing prizes get your ticket fast! Tell all of your friends and family, regardless if they play soccer or not. We want as many people to come as possible as we want this to be a night to remember. Due to alcohol being present this is stickly an 18+ event.
Girls participation in soccer iniative
The BDSA are trying to increase girls participation in soccer and are looking at running a term 3 girls soccer competition.
Intention: To provide a female soccer competition for girls under 12 in Ballarat and surrounding areas, within this soccer season
-players can be current within the BDSA league or can have no prior soccer experience and looking at beginning soccer
Format: 5 v 5 girls competition. Prospective - under 9s and under 12s
Day / times: Monday nights 430-630pm 9 weeks 18/7 - 12/9
Venue: Will be asking clubs to host 1/2 round(s) each to give them opportunity to raise their female participation profile, and also allow for fundraising through canteen/sausage sizzles etc. (Morshead is booked from 530 Monday nights)
If you or anyone you may know would be interested in joining this competition please contact the club (@https://www.forestrangerssc.com/) or inform your coach.
We need your help!!
Forest will be running a Bunnings BBQ on Saturday the 2rd of July 9:00-4:30. These are always a great fundraiser for the club (helps to keep all our costs down to make playing accessible for everyone) and we often find ourselves run off our feet with the amazing support by the community with their want for snags in bread. Therefore, we require lots of help to ensure the day runs smoothly and the workload is spread around. If you have any free time on this day (can be as little as an hour) and wouldn't mind helping out, please contact us via our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/forestrangerssc. If you do not have any spare time you can still give back to the club by coming down and enjoy