Going home with nothing

Do or die, winner takes all, judgement day, a pivotal night in Australian football. A night when hope was still in abundance with five minutes remaining and one goal would do it, but ultimately a night where expectations were met and the Arnie Out sentiment replaced the positive vibe that had threatened to propel theContinue reading “Going home with nothing”

Gladesville Ravens 2 Blacktown City 0

The bright start to the 2022 season by the Ravens continued on Sunday as they had to grind out a win at Christie Park against a very spirited Blacktown City. After a first half where City had litle trouble containing the hosts, a thumping volley from central defender Aurelia Smith got Ravens off the markContinue reading “Gladesville Ravens 2 Blacktown City 0”

Unexpected cruise reignites finals push

Kogarah Oval on Saturday night was a joyous place to be for the home crowd, for those who had made the effort to follow their beloved Sky Blues and salute Anthony Caceres’ 100th game for the club. Sitting in sixth place, having played way more games than those around them, Sydney FC have not exactlyContinue reading “Unexpected cruise reignites finals push”

Gladesville Ravens 1 Marconi Stallions 1

A visit from footballing powerhouse Marconi to Christie Park was enough to instill nerves into the unbeaten Gladesville Ravens, but with nothing to separate the teams at the end, it was the home team who were again rueing their missed chances. Goalless at the break, Ravens had enjoyed the better chances; it was against theContinue reading “Gladesville Ravens 1 Marconi Stallions 1”

Jump up in the Cove!

For those of you not fortunate to be at Kogarah Oval on Friday night for the A-League womens’ semi final, Sydney FC vs Melbourne City, sit back, grab a coffee and have a read. Scroll through the photos. Soak in the atmosphere. For the rest of us, we had 72 minutes of on-field struggle followedContinue reading “Jump up in the Cove!”

Goals, pies and noise : the Amini recipe

When the opportunity arises to follow your team in a continental tournament, you jump at it, right? Tonight the obstacles were there to keep all but the most foolhardy away, another prolonged deluge during the day and promise of more to come, warnings to stay off the roads, a late pitch inspection and all trainsContinue reading “Goals, pies and noise : the Amini recipe”

Football, you cruel bastard

Sydney derby day. With grassroots football still called off due to the recent heavy rain, a free afternoon presented itself to take in the full Sydney FC away derby matchday experience. In the end, a day full of fun, laughter, excitement and anticipation ended up being spoiled by the football and Sydney was painted inContinue reading “Football, you cruel bastard”

Gladesville Ravens 2 Hills United 1

Gladesvillle Ravens GYL Under 15 Division 2 played their first game at home for the 2022 season, on the hallowed turf of Christie Park No 1, and banked the three points against Hills United thanks to a late flurry. A glorious first half strike from Emily Jackson saw Hills lead at the break, and theyContinue reading “Gladesville Ravens 2 Hills United 1”

Sutherland Shire 2 Gladesville Ravens 2

After a pre-season of endeavour that showed promise and determination, Gladesville Ravens Under 15s kicked off their marathon Girls Youth League Division 2 campaign with a trip to Harrie Denning Reserve and a chance to redeem themselves following last season’s reverse. A superb game, played on a spongy surface with a generous length of grassContinue reading “Sutherland Shire 2 Gladesville Ravens 2”

Wellingong home and away

Who would have thought that singing Boney M, Bonny Tyler and Spandau Ballet classics with a bunch of likeminded individuals would keep us occupied on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Leichhardt. But here we are, after a fabulous day out at Sydney FC’s home away from home in the leafy Inner West of our greatContinue reading “Wellingong home and away”