ALL FLAGS STATE LEAGUE DIVISION TWO, ROUND FOURTEEN – REVIEW
Kelmscott Roos new Coach Aaron Beatty celebrated his first game in charge with a 4-2 win against Quinns FC at Frye Park. The home side were ahead on 20 minutes, Michael Schalk free kick crashed off the crossbar, and Asa Sippits was quickest to react to score from the rebound. They doubled their lead ten minutes later, another free kick whipped into the box by Schalk and a glancing header by Hayden Innes found the net. Quinns started the second half well and Adam Buckley pulled one back, and moments later Gareth Hamilton levelled. Quinns were on top, and looking very dangerous, but against the run of play Kelmscott regained their lead. Sippits picked the ball up on the wing just over the halfway line and ran down the right, cut inside two players and finished clinically into the bottom corner to make it 3-2. Then five minutes later they sealed the three points, a long clearance from keeper Kristian Usedo found Sippits, who controlled it first time and volleyed it over the keepers head to make it 4-2 and complete his hat trick. “We’re really happy with the result and our performance,” Sippits said. “We played some great football at times, but most importantly showed the heart and fight to win the game after losing our 2-0 lead. A great team performance and for the coach, fans and everyone involved at Kelmscott.”
Owen Curtis said it’s been a difficult time at the club, but the win at Quinns gave the whole club a lift. “It was a massive game from the lads and since the Swans game was washed out, that was our first match on the turn,” he said. “It was also our first six point fixture of the year, and it filled the lads with a heap of confidence, which was needed after the events of the last few weeks.”
ALL FLAGS STATE LEAGUE DIVISION TWO, ROUND TEN – REVIEW
Kelmscott Roos bounced back from their heavy loss at Gwelup last week with a hard fought 4-3 win against Kingsway Olympic at Frye Park. The home side were ahead early, when a Vaughan Audrain cross was finished well by Simon Williams. But Kingsway hit back and levelled, Jarrad McNally played a long ball over the top to Chris Rizidis, who took the ball down with his chest and finished well. The home hit the front again when Juan Cabera found Jason Godfrey who finished well. But Kingsway hit back again a long ball picked out Steve Burton, who squared to Rizidis who also finished well. It was a real arm-wrestle, and Kelmscott were back in front when Aaron Hardy’s cross was turned into his own net by a Kingsway defender. It was 4-2 when a great through ball sent Asa Sippits clear, and he rounded the keeper to score. Kingsway pulled on back in stoppage time, Ben Fairbairn converting from the spot. “It was a hard fought game that we dominated and controlled the majority of the game,” Kelmsctt Coach Chris Bates said. “The game was stopped for 30 minutes while an ambulance was called for Aaron Hardy after a bad tackle, while Warrick bates was also taken to hospital in the last minute.”
Kelmscott Coach Chris bates, who celebrates a birthday in the week, said today’s win showed the team spirit they have at Frye Park this season. “The win against Kingsway was a very hard psychical game, and I thought we played really well, but we did allow them back into the game,” he said. “We had to dig deep and I was really pleased with the team spirit we showed, from the whole team, and I believe that’s what got us over the line.”
ALL FLAGS STATE LEAGUE DIVISION TWO, ROUND EIGHT – REVIEW
Kelmscott maintained fourth spot with 6-2 win against Shamrock Rovers at Frye Park, with Asa Sippits, Linden Powell and Sam Cole scoring doubles.
Kelmscott blew away Shamrock, with Asa Sippits’ bagging a brace. The English striker said they are starting to gel and deserved the win. “It was a good win for us, we’re starting to gel together as a group now, and there’s a few of us that are new to the squad this year but we’re all linking up well and playing some good football,” he said. “I was really happy with two goals at the weekend that’s 8 in 7 games and that’s all down to a really creative midfield that we have and lucky enough I’ve been on the end to finish them.” The 26-year-old played semi-professional football in the UK with Heather St Johns’ and Stapenhill in the Midlands Counties league before heading down under.
ALL FLAGS STATE LEAGUE DIVISION TWO, ROUND SEVEN – REVIEW
Kelmscott Roos maintain their place in fourth spot with Asa Sippits bagging a hat-trick in a hard fought 3-0 win against Curtin University at Edinburgh Oval. Sippits scored the first after being brought down in the box on the half hour, and converting from the spot. He added his second after a good cut back from Simon Williams on 55 minutes, and completed his hat-trick from another Williams cross, and he rounded the keeper to score. “The result on Saturday was a result of hard work on the training park,” Coach Chris Bates said. “But all credit to the lads they are working hard and it’s great to see, and it was an all-round good performance from all the players.”
ALL FLAGS STATE LEAGUE DIVISION TWO, ROUND SEVEN – PREVIEW
Kelmscott who sit fourth make the trip to Edinburgh Oval to take on Curtin University. They are coming off a hard fought win against Melville City last week and Coach Chris Bates said it could have gone either way. “Last time out I feel we were lucky to get the result, but we managed it,” he said. “I was really impressed with Melville and I can’t see them at the bottom of the ladder for long.” Bates said games against Curtin are always tight affair and Saturday will be no different. “This is my second year in charge and I have enjoyed our competition against Curtin, they are a good side and we will be looking for the challenge this week,” he explained. “We have a few players that will be going through a fitness test before the game to make sure they are ready, but we won’t be rushing players back in until we know they are ready.”
ALL FLAGS STATE LEAGUE DIVISION TWO, ROUND SIX – REVIEW
Kelmscott Roos moved into fifth spot with a hard fought 1-0 win against Melville City at Frye Park. The only goal of the game came from Linden Pywell, with a volley from Sulley Rogers’ cross. “We have been unlucky with some of our results so far this season but we managed to hold onto to this one full credit to Melville they didn’t give up and kept going right till the end,” Kelmscott Coach Chris Bates said. “We were without five first team regulars this week, and I will hopefully be back to full strength soon.” – Balga had the bye this week.
STATE LEAGUE DIVISION TWO, ROUND FIVE – PREVIEW
Kelmscott skipper Jason Godfrey said they have started 2017 well, and last week’s win was good for their confidence going forward. “It’s been a pretty good start to the season for us, the team is looking good with some new players since last year that has really added to the talent and team spirit,” he said. “It was a great win for the club, the team has come a long way in the last 2 years and it was pleasing to see that we didn’t give up and battled to the end and scoring with only a few minutes left. Everyone played their part, giving everything they had which show how much fight we had.” Godfrey said Wanneroo have a strong side and said like every game in this league it will be tight affair. “Every game is always a challenge and this week won’t be any different, Wanneroo are a good team that has had some good luck and have played well against top oppositions. But this is what we train hard for, to have these challenges against top teams, to play good entertaining matches and show that Kelmscott are here to target a top four spot,” he said. “This division is not easy and you have to play every game like it’s a cup final because the table is going to be close this year and three points could mean the difference between top five or bottom five.”
STATE LEAGUE DIVISION TWO, ROUND THREE – REVIEW
In other games Morley Windmills beat Curtin University 2-0 at Wotton Reserve, with Ben Wantee scoring both, while Kelmscott Roos beat Quins 2-1 at Gumblossom Reserve, with Asa Sippits and Daren Kingston on target for the visitors. Meanwhile Melville City and Shamrock Rovers shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at John Connell Reserve.
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.