The games kicked off on Friday night when our Men’s Social Pirates travelled to Wentworth Park to take on Barnstoneworth United FC, where they enjoyed a close but successful 2-1 win over the home side. Our Women’s Social Pirates were hosted at Darcy Street where they lost the game 0-6. Coach Shane Grace Mackey says it “was a fantastic game. [The opposition was] super fun, friendly and all very supportive.” Our Men’s Championship team was scheduled to play University FC at Olinda Grove on Saturday, but due to the unrelenting wind the games were cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. They now have a bye but will be back in action when they take on Hobart City Beachside at the start of July. Our Men’s Championship Reserves team had to battle the wind for 88 minutes, before the game was called off early, leaving the scoreline at a 1-1 tie thanks to Schaapy’s lone goal.
Also on the windy Saturday, our WSL Pirates took on the Kingborough Lions at the Twin Ovals. Bridget O’Brien opened the scoring 5 minutes into the game with a wicked left-footed chip over the Kingborough keeper. She followed up the goal with a solid performance throughout the remainder of the half, winning multiple contests and looking fearsome when in possession. Another one of our young WSL Pirates, Esther Graham-Smith also made the most of their game time, earning her a Pizzarazzi POTM award. Our Pirates unfortunately lost the game 1-2 after an unfortunate goal to the Lions in stoppage time. They are still on the hunt for their first win in a League game, but are optimistic that this Saturday’s home game against Launceston United will bring a bounty to the Pirate ship!
Best of luck to all our Pirates this weekend, we have our three Senior teams playing at home this weekend, with our WSL team celebrating a massive milestone, so it would be great to have our supporters out in full force!
Our WSL Captain, Daisy Parsell, celebrates her 200th senior game for the club this weekend. She is the first female player to ever reach 200 games for the club. Daisy has played over 380 games in total for Taroona FC beginning as a youth player. Her senior career started in 2008, and since 2010 Daisy has scored 111 goals for her team. She also took time out to have two children along the way, as well as spending a period interstate while studying. She is an absolute stalwart in the Taroona FC community, and we are so grateful to have her as part of the Club as a role model to our younger Pirates. Congratulations Daisy! We look forward to cheering you on at Kelvedon this Saturday.
WSL vs Kingborough Lions: 1-2 loss
Men’s Championship Reserves vs University FC: 1-1 tie
Men’s Social D2 vs Barnstoneworth United FC: 2-1 win
Women’s Social D2 vs South Hobart FC: 0-6 loss
Upcoming Senior Games:
2.30pm: WSL vs Launceston United SC, Kelvedon Park
12.00pm: Social Women’s D2 vs Glenorchy Knights FC, Kelvedon Park
2.30pm: Social Men’s D2 vs New Norfolk Panthers SC, Kelvedon Park