On a dramatic weekend that saw both MBVFC Grade 15 Grand Finalists lose after penalties and 3-4 respectively, the MBVFC Ladies Div 3 team and Grade 14 won their Grand Finals!!
While details and hopefully photos are still forthcoming, the Ladies beat favourites and Minor Premiers Suffolk Park 4-1.
Our Grade 14 team beat Byron Bay 5-1 in their final to finish their amazing season on top of the World, as well.
Also congratulations to our runners-up for rounding off our very successful and fantastic season.
A BIG THANK YOU to all that helped during 2013, and hopefully, we will see you all back again in 2014.
Here the fixtures for this weekend:
(Preliminary) 09:00 CP 2 (Grade 15/2nd Div.) Alstonville Vs MBVFC
(Preliminary) 10:00 JSF (Grade 15/1st Div.) Bangalow Vs MBVFC
(Semi Final 1) 13:00 Mull1 (Mens Third Division) MBVFC Vs Richmond Rovers
(Preliminary) 12:30 Mull1 (Womens Third Division) MBVFC Vs Suffolk Park
(Semi Final 1) 19:15 CP 2 (Girls Gr. 16) Alstonville Vs MBVFC 3-0
(Semi Final 1) 19:30 T1 (Grade 15/1st Div.) Lismore Thistles Vs MBVFC 1-2
(Semi Final 1) 09:00 Mull1 (Grade 12/1st Div.) MBVFC Vs Lismore Thistles 0-3
(Semi Final 2) 10:00 Mull1 (Grade 14/2nd Div.) MBVFC Vs Byron Bay 2-2
(Semi Final 1) 10:15 JSF (Grade 13/1st Div.) Bangalow Vs MBVFC 0-0
(Semi Final 1) 11:15 Mull1 (Grade 15/2nd Div.) MBVFC Vs Shores 3-1
(Qualifying Final) 13:00 Mull1 (Mens Third Division) MBVFC Vs Goonellabah 0-1
01 Sep 2013 (Sunday)
(Semi Final 2) 12:30 SkHd1 (Womens Third Division) Lennox Head Vs MBVFC 3-0
Our Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Grade 15 Division 1 Strikers won their Grand Final 3-1 against Alstonville yesterday. While we appeared somewhat nervous in the first 15 minutes, and conceded a goal to find ourselves 1-0 down, the passing came together eventually and Louie McAuley scored before halftime to make it 1-1.
The second half was well-contested, with Jack Long setting up Jay Clark for two goals to make it 3-1 to win the biggest prize in football!
The huge supporters' block contributed to a fantastic atmosphere with lots of noise and chants, drowning out the opposition supporters. Jay was awarded man of the match, picked by the match officals.
Congratulations to the team, staff and carers for this fantastic win!
The squad (Coach: Greg Clark, Assistant Coach: Rowan Fenwick):
The Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC Grade 12 Stingrays (2nd Division North) won the Grand Final this morning, beating Tintenbar 1-0.
Congratulations to the team, coaches and carers for a fantastic achievement!
The victorious squad (Dave Andrews in charge of coaching, Jenny Moore, Manager):
Djava De Jong
Cristo McClymont Van Gaalen
If anyone has photos of the event, please let me know so we can put some on the Web site.
Individual mistakes cost us the win at Byron Bay, where we dominated long periods of the game.
The first half started with Byron in the driver's seat, having a lot of possession without clear chances though.
The 1-0 to Byron came from a weak shot off an unmarked player that just made its way over the line. On another day, this would have been an easy save.
After that, our passing started flowing a little better, and chances came. Matt's shot just cleared the bar and another was cleared off the line. A corner just needed a tap-in, but was missed by all.
Another individual mistake made us lose the ball in the backline in the middle of the park, and Byron counter-attacked and managed to score with a free player. A real flattering scoreline for Byron - 2-0 at halftime.
The second half then had only one team playing - the Valleys. Roared on by the plentyful support that had made their way from the North of the Shire to the CBD, we had about 85% possession of the ball and camped in Byron's half. Finally, mid way through the half, Tavis made it through the middle and scored with a low shot past the keeper to give us the overdue goal.
The pressure on Byron mounted, and attack after attack rolled towards their goals, with corner after corner the only rewards. The keeper made the best save of the season to clear a shot for a corner. Then Paddy hit the post, someone else the crossbar, Matt put a header over and someone cleared another ball off the line. It was just one of those nights.
The sucker punch was dealt 10 minutes from the end - we lost another ball in the backline without pressure, which made it easy for the Byron player to round the keeper and make it 3-1. We were out, but not down.
Well done to the boys, who started as a Division 3 team, and made it to the top three in Division 2. What a great season!
In a display of sheer grit and determination Mullumbimby style, the Valleys survived a late Uki onslaught to prevail 2-1 at Uki and end the Pythons' season in Division 2. Going into the game as underdogs, we showed more of the power and speed that had already carried us through our previous finals match when we beat Dunoon 4-2.
Next up will be Byron Bay away next weekend, the Minor Championship winners, who went down 0-1 to Workers through a penalty.
This local derby promises an outstanding encounter, for nothing less than a spot in the Grand Final.
Come in numbers to give our boys the support they deserve, for a brilliant season in a league they did not even nominate for.
In a hard game in Division 2, MBVFC and Workers finished with a Workers 0-1 win in an even game at Ocean Shores on Saturday afternoon.
The muddy pitch that had endured three matches in the 24 hours before made the technical game difficult and goalscoring chances were few and far between.
In the previous Division 3 game, MBVFC managed a 1-0 win over Pottsville to record the second win of the season and our song sound out loud and proud across Ocean Shores.
One of the main talking points was the field, which endured five matches within 24 hours and was in it worst state in about 10 years, according to observers.
The weather continues to make it difficult to stick to the schedule and another rained out weekend will increase the pressure on the fixture calendar.
This Saturday, 14 July 2012 at 15:00h, now scheduled at Ocean Shores, MBVFC and Workers kick off the eagerly awaited Division 2 top-of-the-table clash which will decide who takes top spot in the table for now. The current standings:
POS TEAM P W L D F A GD PTS
1 Lismore Workers 9 8 0 1 30 7 23 25
2 Mullumbimby Brunswick 10 8 2 0 42 11 31 24
3 Byron Bay 9 6 3 0 19 16 3 18
Our boys with the league's strongest attack meeting the strongest defence should provide enough drama to watch for anyone.
With Workers having a game in hand, a win would be great for our boys to not lose contact with the unbeaten Lismore side.
Our team are just back from a difficult game at Burringbar, which they won 2-0. This and the very solid season with some powerful attacking football should give us confidence.
The warm-up to the big one will be played from 13:00h, also at Ocean Shores, between our Division 3 side and Pottsville, which makes it a bottom-of-the table dinosaur fight. What more can you ask for?
See you there!
Five goals from Adam secured an 8-1 hammering of Seawolves at Kingscliff in the men's Division 2 on Saturday.
The win consolidates our boys' great position in the division, with now six wins out of seven games.
On Tuesday night, the Division 2 men's team lost 1-2 at home to Byron Bay, their amazing winning streak coming to an end. However, no worries, you can't win them all.
Shane - Club Secretary
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