Perfect conditions greeted the participants for round 3 soccer action on Saturday.
Cobram Junior Soccer Association Life Members Vince and Pino Ballerini were in agreement that the weather for the start of the season was easily the best since the late 1990s.
The soccer was at the usual high standard and the ability of the players to pass the ball out of defence and set up attacking moves was impressive. The ability to put players into open space with a clever pass was great to see.
The Cobram Junior Soccer Association is thriving with more than 300 players and the parental input continues to be vital.
A big thank you to the referees who officiate every Saturday. They all do an outstanding job and it is great to see so many juniors taking on this role. Everyone appreciates their efforts.
Next week all matches are in Finley. The hospitality is always magnificent and rumour has it that extra sausages have been ordered to cater for the expected crowds.
The results for round 3 were;
Under 6 Mixed Manchester United 4 (Goals Thomas Lee-Conway, Jake Dalen, Award Thomas Lee-Conway) defeated Barcelona 0 (Award Jacey Munro), Chelsea 2 (Goals Byron Dodd, Award Dannacha Straight) defeated Celtic 1, Inter Milan 2 defeated AC Milan 0, Juventus 5 defeated Manchester City 3
Under 8 Mixed AC Milan 5 defeated Juventus 3, Barcelona 5 defeated Manchester United 1 (Goal Luke O’Brien, Award Cooper Houston), Celtic 5 defeated Chelsea 0 (Award Kingston Bennett)
Under 10 Boys Inter Milan 5 defeated Juventus 1, Celtic 5 defeated Barcelona, Manchester United 5 (Goals Max Heffernan, Jackson Houston, Declan Wood, Award Hugo Bruce) defeated Chelsea 1 (Goal Archie Skehan, Award Archie Skehan)
Under 10 Girls Manchester United 2 (Goals Ella Skehan, Award Tess Bassett) defeated Juventus 1, Barcelona 5 defeated Chelsea 0 (Award Gemma Kelly)
Under 12 Mixed Manchester City 5 (Goals Logan Stone, Edward Judd, Lachie Kelly, Oliver Cope) defeated Juventus 1, Barcelona 5 defeated Celtic 1, Manchester United (Goals Jack Bassett, Marcus Van Maanen, James Frazer, Alex Di Cioccio, Award Alex Di Cioccio) defeated Chelsea (Goal Paige Duffy, Award Jesse McDonald)
Under 14 Manchester United 5 defeated AC Milan 1.