Under 16 girls MVP Ruby Whitely with board member Izzy Kennedy.
Inverloch’s Mitch Jackson, the senior grand final MVP winner, with special guest presenter Gerry Clarke.
Leongatha Knights player Colby Rombold was the Under 12 grand final MVP. He’s with his coach Lorcan Heneghan.
Phillip Island’s Robert Lamont was the Under 16 grand final MVP. Cr Meg Edwards presented the award.
Mirboo North’s Patrick Hamilton was the reserves grand final MVP.
Action from the Under 16 mixed grand final won 4-1 by Drouin over Phillip Island.
Phillip Island open women’s captain Andrea Blair-Dempsey is delighted to get the premiership cup on Saturday.
In the Open Women’s Gippsland Soccer League grand final it was Jess Tong who was awarded MVP for among other things, a long running attack and goal in the second half, with coach Daren Dempsey.
All the Dempseys; coach Daren, Gracie, Andrea and Finley, were members of the Gippsland Soccer League premiership winning Women’s team last Sunday.
Oliver Van Venrooy was the MVP for the Under 14 premiers Phillip Island, scoring a hattrick against Drouin in the team’s 5-1 victory.
It was only two minutes into the Senior Men’s final of the Gippsland Soccer League when Inverloch Stars forward Jordan Thomas banged one into the Mirboo North goal from the angle after winning the ball down the side line.
Alex Loudoun-Shand takes a free kick outside the box which ultimately ended up in a crucial goal for the Mirboo North Reserves’ boys
The Inverloch Star’s Gene Parini rises high for the defensive header in centre pitch before driving his team forward.
The Under 16 Mixed runners-up were Phillip Island, defeated 4-1 by Drouin in last Sunday’s Gippsland Soccer League grand finals at Mirboo North
Gippsland Soccer League Under 16 girls premiers Phillip Island defeated Drouin 4-3. The winners are, from left, back, Alana Dean, Shakayah Wilkinson, Izzy O’Neill, Taisch Wilkinson, Andrea Dempsey (coach), Natalie Mehes (captain), Gracie Dempsey, MacKinley Thompson, Bella McCulloch, Ebony Saunders, front, Bella Bowman-Kissane, Cailen Lone and Abi McCulloch.
Mirboo North won the Senior Reserves 4-3 in extra time over the unlucky Inverloch Stars. The premiership winning Mirboo North team is as follows, from left, back Steve Gooda, Billy Townley, Rohan Hughes, Alistair Newton, Alex Loudoun-Shand, Allan Cohen, Alex Petty, front, Patrick Finnigan (coach), Aaron Degenarro, Anton Thomas (captain), Josh Anton, Mark Matthews and Patrick Hamilton. Absent: Andy Bailey.
The Gippsland Soccer League Under 14 Mixed premiers Phillip Island defeated Drouin 5-1. They are from left, back, Mark Munday (coach), Bailey Crooks, Dylan Halden, Zac Saunders, Oscar Healy, Joe Barbadi, Rory Furey, Oliver Van Verrooy, Taisch Wilkinson, Hunter Van der Zwet, Abi McCulloch, Simon Crooks, front, Lachie Bonner, Jamie Liatos, Tom Barrett, Matt Thornborough, Oscar Waters and Jake Munday.
In the Open Women’s grand final of the Gippsland Soccer League is was a dominant display by Phillip Island winning 10-1 over the Inverloch Stars. They are from left back, Daren Dempsey (coach), Danni Rosenswag, Jess Tong, Bella McCulloch, Natalie Mehes, Ebony Saunders, Andrea Blair-Dempsey (c), middle, Shakayah Wilkinson, Jaz Wilkinson, Taylah Cook, Pauleen Boulton, MacKinley Thompson, front, Cailen Lone, Sandy Lone, Kelly Wall, Finley Dempsey, Grace Dempsey and Rachel Cameron.
MIRBOO North hosted this year’s Gippsland Soccer League grand finals, but the home team was outplayed by Inverloch in the senior men’s game, the visitors and premiers winning 5-0.
The weather was kind which lead to record crowds on Sunday.
The in-form Inverloch took an early lead and was up 1-0 at half time.
The best dressed soccer fan at the grand finals in Mirboo North last Sunday was Stars’ fan Rhona McCossen.
Mirboo North were not able to repeat the performance of the Reserves earlier in the day, and this time it was Inverloch, who came home strong with a 4-0 second half, taking the cup 5-0.
Mitch Jackson with three goals was awarded the most valuable player.
First up was the under 12s mixed which resulted in Drouin securing their first win of the day against a defiant Leongatha Knights 3-0.
Drouin and Phillip Island went head to head in the Under 14 mixed, Under 16 Mixed and Under 16 Girls.
Drouin were triumphant in the under 16 mixed, while Phillip took out both the Under 14 mixed and Under 16 girls.
Phillip Island under 16 girls were always going to be hard to beat. They are a group of experienced girls who have played together for a number of seasons under coach Andrea Blair Dempsey.
Drouin laid down the challenge with the scores level at half time, but Phillip Island proved too strong in the end winning 4-2.
Most valuable player was awarded to Ruby Whitely from Drouin Dragons.
The Men’s Reserves was always going to be one of the games to watch. Both Mirboo North and Inverloch finished the home and away season with not much between them.
The match was forced into overtime, with scores level at 3-3 at full time. Mirboo North proved too strong winning in overtime 4-3. Patrick Hamilton was named most valuable player.
Inverloch came from third position to secure their shot at the grand final in the Senior Women’s. Phillip Island’s senior women again demonstrated their dominance in women’s soccer with a 10-1 win.
Dani Rozenzwerg scored four goals and Jess Tong three. Jess was also awarded most valuable players.
The Gippsland Soccer League would like to thank Mirboo North for hosting the grand finals, all the supporters, families and friends who braved the cold but were rewarded with some great matches.
Special guest presenters were Cr Meg Edwards from the South Gippsland Shire; Jorgan Crugnale, Labor’s candidate for Bass and Gerry Clarke former European professional soccer player.
Senior Men’s: Inverloch Stars defeated Mirboo North United 5-0.
Goals; Inverloch: Mitch Jackson 3, Adam Bell 1, Jordan Tomas 1
Senior Men’s Reserves: Premiers: Mirboo North United defeated Inverloch Stars 4-3 in overtime.
Goals: Mirboo North: Patrick Hamilton 3, John Smith 1.
Inverloch: Joe Licciardo 2, Kai Jamieson 1.
Senior Women: Premiers: Phillip Island defeated Inverloch Stars 10-1.
Phillip Island goals: Dani Rpsenzwerg 4, Jess Tong 3, Kelly Wall 2, Taylah Cook 1.
Inverloch: Emily Smith 1.
Under 16 Mixed: Premiers: Drouin Dragons defeated Inverloch Stars 4-1.
Drouin goals: Joshua Clavallin 2, 2 own goals (PI).
Inverloch: Robert Lamont 1.
Under 14 Mixed: Premiers: Phillip Island Breakers defeated Drouin Dragons 5-1.
Phillip Island goals: Oliver Van Venrooy 3, Rory Fuery 1, Matthew Thornborrow 1.
Under 16 Girls: Premiers: Phillip Island Breakers defeated Drouin Dragons 4–2.
Phillip Island goals: Gracie Dempsey 1, Abi McCulloch 1, Bella McCulloch 1, Cailen Lone 1.
Drouin: Lilly Carrison.
Under 12s Mixed: Premiers: Drouin Dragons defeated Leongatha 3-0.
Drouin goals: Tristan Silver 2, Tahj Osseseyer 1.