Match Reports

20.8.2016 – State League Div 2, Rd 18

There was a seven goal thriller at Frye Park where Kelmscott Roos edged out Kingsway Olympic 4-3.

The home side were ahead when Adam Barker’s deflected shot rolled home. But Kingsway hit back and they were level when Brett Cutting scored. But the home side soon regained the lead with Aaron Hardy heading home Linden Pywell’s pin-point cross to send them into the break with the lead.

Kingsway hit back again after half time.

Ryan Frisina bagged a brace to put them ahead, and in control. But Kelmscott weren’t finished and they leveled when Owen Curtis’ header crashed off the crossbar and Arthur Gaye fired home the rebound.

It looked like the points would be shared but in the final minute Kelmscott won a penalty after Gaye was brought down by Kingsway keeper Joey Smith, and Pywell stepped up and scored the resulting spot kick to give the home side the points.

30.7.2016 – State League Div 2, Rd 15

Third placed Joondalup City lost ground on the top two after they were thrashed 6-1 by the improving Kelmscott Roos at Frye Park.

Aaron Hardy was the hero for the home bagging four, while Arthur Gaye, Lemeo Wordu getting the others, the Joondalup consolation goal came from Jamie Stewart.

16.7.2016 – State League Div 2, Rd 14

Kelmscott Roos travelled to Wanneroo Reserve and came home with a 3-1 win against Wanneroo City.

Linden Pywell scored the opener firing home a deflected shot. Owen Curtis scored the second, his shot from the edge of the box took a deflection and wrong footed the keeper.

Wanneroo pulled one back through Luke Palmateer, but before half time the Roos added a third.  A great run down the right by Simon Williams ended with a ball across the box to Sully Rogers to score.

The game was abandoned just after half time – due to the weather.

“It was great result for us Saturday, both because Wanneroo were ahead of us on the table,” Kelmscott’s Owen Curtis said. “The squad put in one of our most solid performances of the year, all be it only for 45 minutes of game play.”

18.6.2016 – State League Div 2, Rd 10

Kelmscott Roos came away from the Len Shearer Reserve with a 1-0 win against Melville City.

The only goal of the game in the final minute, when Pathy Mpio corner was met by Owen Curtis with an overhead kick to seal the win.

4.6.2016 – State League Div 2, Rd 8

Kelmscott Roos thrashed Ellenbrook United 4-0 at Frye Park.

The opener was an own goal from Tait Conley’s cross, to send the home side in at the break with the lead.

But it was 2-0 early in the second half. Jason Godfrey’s free kick picked out Owen Curtis, whose header was fumbled by keeper Dan Cicchini, and Sully Rogers fired home the rebound.

Curtis headed home the third from a Joey Tomelin corner, and Rogers added the fourth late.

Kelmscott are now finding some real consistency, winning two in a row without conceding.

28.5.2016 -State League Div 2, Rd 7

Kelmscott Roos won their first away game of the season after a 1-0 win against Kingsway Olympic at Kingsway Reserve.

The only goal of the game came 15 minutes from time. Pathy Mpio’s corner was headed home by Owen Curtis.

The big striker said it was a good result for the club.

“We changed the formation yesterday, and our issue this season has been not creating enough chances and Saturday was a very encouraging sign,” Curtis said. “To show that we can play good football together as a team, and we created a number of chances and it was a great win for the football club.”

8.5.2016 – State League Div 2, Rd 5

Fremantle City bounced back from last week’s poor result with a 3-0 win against Kelmscott Roos at Frye Park.

“It was the response we needed after last week’s draw, and Kelmscott are a stronger side than last year so we knew it would be a tussle and so it proved early on,” Fremantle coach Steve Plucknet said.

Owen Curtis’ early penalty miss came back to haunt Kelmscott and City opened the scoring moments later, when Kelmscott keeper gave the ball straight to Danny Clapham, and the striker made no mistake. It was 2-0 before the break.

Alec Robinson won the ball on the edge of the box, turned his marker and fired into the corner of the net. The result was made safe with a third goal after the break, a quick release from Mariano sent Robinson clear and he finished clinically.

29.4.2016 – State League Div 2, Rd4 – preview

Week 4 match of the week takes us to the Iluka Sports Complex, when Joondalup City entertain Kelmscott Roos.

The Roos won for the first time in a while last week, but the new look side were well worth the three points.

Striker Owen Curtis bagged a brace in the win and he said it was a fantastic result for the whole club.

“Last week’s win was a long time coming for the guys, but we’re absolutely stoked,” Owen said.

“Coach Chris Bates has been working tirelessly on placements and player roles to achieve the formation that would give us the best chances to attack. This, with the strong willingness of the lads, and the pride a lot of them have in the club helped us push through and overcome Wanneroo for the clubs first league victory in over a year.”

Owen said Saturday’s opponents are playing well and will be another huge challenge for the Roos, and added, “Joondalup have indeed started well, seven points in your first three games is a dream start for anyone of course, but I’m confident in the guys, our training is focused and you can see the attitude of the team is that of redemption.

“They all feel this year is the year to show that Kelmscott can be more than the 10-0 walkover that they were last season. We play it all game by game, but I have every confidence in the lads to play well and beat any team on their day,” Owen said.

In team news for Kelmscott, defender Aaron Hardy will have a late fitness test after injuring himself last week.