Parklife Soccer Club

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Added Parklife to Old Friends

I have added Parklife as an organisation to the Old Friends Web site. Hey ex members, - join up so we can stay in touch - maybe we can have a reunion one day!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Grand Final result

Us: 3
Them: 8
Scorers for Parklife: Josh 2, Ben 1

The lads won the semi final on Friday night, putting us into the 5th Grand final in 16 seasons. Unfortunately it didn't look like we were going to be able to field a team due to injuries and work and other committments. Some fast talking with the officials, a letter written by the captain, and an agreement with the other team saw Tim and injured Mike available to play. Neither of us were qualified as we had not played the request 5 matches. However the other team in a spirit of sportsmanship generously allowed us to play so they could have a worthy team to play. Ben was able to get there from work, and Josh decided to play even though injured also.
We took the field, and unfortunately went down 1 nil immediately with a keeping error, followed in short succession by another handball outside the box by the keeper resulting in a penalty, duly slotted.
Tim took the field and went straight to goal and kept the rest bar one goal out for the remainder of the first half. The goal scored was partly my fault, and partly bad luck. I went outside the box to intercept and save a hard strike at goal - the bruise is still on my calf. However the ball rebounded to half way and before I could get back into the goal was belted home. To make matters worse I was accidentally impeded in my return by one of our players.
The second half of the first half was won on the field by Parklife, racking up several ineffective strikes on goal and better field work and passing.
Ben hit an awesome strike to get our first goal.
We went to half time 4-1 down but believing we could overcome the deficit.
Second half started well with lots of strikes on goal, and although we let another one in due to a 2 on 1 attack on our goal we kept our heads up. Then Josh struck, and struck again and it was 5-3. We were back in it and with 2 minutes to play went all out on attack. This left our defence strung out and they countered with another 2 on 1 attack splitting Ben the defender and Tim in goal and hitting another home.
Tim then let another one in in a similar situation to the first he conceded by saving a goal and leaving the goal open for a counter volley. Finally with 30 seconds to go Tim dribbled out of the goal circle, got forced wide - taken to the net and forced to attempt a long pass to one of our players hanging free near the opposition goal. The pass was cut off and rolled into the goal with 1 second on the clock.

Parklife will now hang up the boots as a club.
To all the Parklifers - thanks for some wonderful times - stories we can tell our kids - and five Grand Final defeats!

The Last Hurrah!

Pat writes:
As far as I know this weekend is the last weekend for Parklife

I say that cause Nossi and I are retiring and I think Pete has told Eric we are not going ahead next season. The reasons are we dont have enough players, usually fielding 4 or 5 and sometime 3 of our own squad. Also with the fees at $72 per game we end up paying close to $20 most weeks which is not sustainable. Noss and Pete have really kept the team going playing 14 and 12 games respectively out of 15. Ben and I have played 9 each, Josh a newcomer 8 and Richard nossi's brother 8 before he went to England for 6 weeks. Our record is 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses and considering we lost the first 2 games that's very good. I dont have a record of all the goalscorers as we've scored so many and people cant remember. We have won 8-1, 8-2, 11-4 and 12-3 in four games.

We came second in the regular league and our semi-final is this Friday at 6.10 (assuming we can clear our debt to the centre of $55 before the game. We should have a great chance of making the final and going out on a high. If you are around Friday any support would be great. The final if we make it is 2pm Sunday I think.

Personally for me I just dont enjoy it enough anymore and am happy to have something else on to avoid playing. I guess when I feel like that its time to retire. I would like to thank you all for the last 5 years. Its just been a wondeful journey with the parklifers. Between the 50 game plus Parklifers we have played a combined total of over 1000 games which is some achievement. The approx totals are

Pat 171
Ben 154
Tim 153
Ralf 147
Mike 135
Larry 122
Pete 105
Eugene 60 and
Noss 57

I reckon we need to catch up soon and have an evening to celebrate a great era.

Bye for now


Saturday, March 11, 2006

Parklife is back!

Parklife indoor soccer is back on!

Starting March 17th.

The indoor centre phoned and the time for next week is 8.50pm. Pat had asked for an earlier game but no luck, that's the time.

Let Pat know if your playing.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Us: 1
Them: 7
Scorers for Parklife: Richard 1

Sad way to finish a season (though it was against the top team) and also our 200th game as a club. Still an awesome effort.

We are resting the boots for a seaason and will come back stronger and recommitted in the new year.

I will post any planned social activites over the holidays on here.