After a soggy day on the field on it was great to see a good number of players and supporters back at the club rooms to share their stories of a miserable days football and to wish club patron Rab a very happy birthday.

Sunday saw a bus load of Roslyn members and supporters travel out to Arc Brewery for a convivial afternoon that got a bit blurry as the arvo wore on, keep your eye out for other fun-filled Roslyn events.

Giddy up
Wayne & Mark

PS see you at the Turf to watch the Women's Prems take on Uni at 7pm

MEN'S PREMS | Amalgamated Builders Limited: Southern Premier League
Played South City Royals FC at The Caledonian
LOSS 2 - 0

Squad: Tom Steven's, Jak Stevenson, Shay Thom, Josh Lucas, Mitchell Gray, Luke Clissold, Harley Rodeka, Jack McFarlane, Tyler Muir, Jaime Le Comte, Justin Wiechens, Brandon Sumpter, Michael Sweet, Zac Baird-Hodge, Karma Gyeltshen.

We come into this game missing our attacking players in Nathan Wilkie and Sam Cosgrove. Very hard to replace but I'm more than happy with the way Tyler and Jaime acquitted themselves both 17 and training very well, it's a time now to be patient and work with the players that are available. The game itself was more about who could handle the conditions the best. We go into half time 1-0 down after an attacking set piece by the Royals is cleared out of the box and we dont pick up the runners coming into the six yard box to attack the second phase ball in, resulting in a free header at the back post, a very basic mistake by my players. We are lucky to only be going in 1-0 down as the Royals have a lot of good chances at the far post time and time again.

The second half is now starting to be a bit of a lottery with the conditions it is wet weather football at it's best. We concede a second goal through poor  decision making. I'm not being negative as this team is still in a learning environment and are still a very young side. And to say I am proud of them to date, I definitely am! We are still in the hunt for the top 3 but need to get some very big results in the next 2 games to have some confidence going forward! Players of note today Harley Rodeka, Jak Stevenson.
Player of the Day Jack McFarlane, earned his starting position today and has impressed me immensely with his maturity as a player to date.
WOMEN'S PREMS | Affinity Mortgage Advisors: Women's Premier League
2ND'S | Fluid Recruitment: Men's Division 1
Played Mosgiel AFC at Memorial Park
WIN 0 - 1

The Fletcher Cup squad took on Mosgiel in the first game of the second round. The focus was on improvement from round one and application of what they had been learning in training. The first half was an even contest. Roslyn looked dangerous on the counter attack and Ben created a couple of promising opportunities in the opening 30 minutes. Mosgiel were restricted to one chance that Brandon in goal did well to block. The first half was excellent in terms of keeping our shape, closing, pressing and hitting on the break. The second half saw Roslyn lift their game and take control across the park. A number of key chances were missed and Roslyn totally dominated the game. Eventually after 79 minutes Flynn picked up the ball, drove at the defence and hit a superb shot across the goal keeper and into the bottom corner. The last 10 minutes saw Roslyn compete superbly to maintain their lead and take out a one nil win. The result was well deserved and the best team performance of the season. The defence were solid and strong, not letting Mosgiel have any chances in the second half. Patrick and Joe had their best games of the season and displayed skill and quality in defence. Our midfield and attack linked really well to create several goal scoring opportunities. Without doubt this was a total team performance and all the lads can be proud of the contribution. Consistency and belief need to be the focus for the rest of the season.
POD - Share between the defence of Patrick, Joe, Luke and Gus.
3RD'S | Back In Motion: Men's Division 2
Played Otago University AFC Cobras at Logan Park
LOSS 2 - 0
BLACK'S | Hugh Madden Ltd: Men's Division 2
Played Caversham AFC at Tonga Park
LOSS 3 - 2

A wet and cold day to be playing at Tonga Park (or anywhere in Dunedin it seems). The Blacks took the field in adverse conditions and tried to play elegant football. The conditions, however, did not facilitate that style of play. A miss-hit corner fooled everyone as it bobbled along the ground and was tapped in, seeing us go behind for the first time this season. A tactical change for a corner saw Sauce come on for and assist Oscar for an equalizer. A defensive error cost us another goal as we went into the break 2-1 down.

Shortly after half time Cavvy counter attacked and grabbed a third. That would be the last attacking effort that they could muster as we started to put the pressure on. Rich stepped up to deliver a corner, cutting out the usual target man Ian Sawyer, and scoring directly himself. 3-2, we continued to put pressure on. The ref turned down our penalty appeal for a blatant (aren't they all) hand ball in the box and then disallowed a goal due to their keeper falling over (there may have been some contact).

It was not to be our day, a standout performance from Royce who was late to the game due to other commitments. He surely made up for it with some hard tackles and a high work rate.
BRUMBIES | Aotea Electric Ltd: Men's Division 3
Played Northern AFC at Brockville
WIN 1 - 0

On a cold Saturday afternoon at Brockville, the Brumbies were on the hunt for their first win of the season, against a struggling Northern side. After an early spell of dominance, Roslyn were evidently getting under the skin of their opponents, but couldn’t turn this into any end product. It was a stop-start game throughout, with neither side carving out any meaningful opportunities before the break, as the boys went into half time at 0-0. As the rain poured, fog began to set in up on the hill, and the poor conditions saw chances come few and far between. Luca Hine saw a venomous strike whistle just over the bar; while Jimmy Hanlon, in a new position at left wing, was causing havoc for the opposition defence. Eventually the deadlock was broken, with Luca striking the ball straight at the Northern keeper from distance. What happened next would have made Loris Karius proud. The keeper could only watch as the ball stung his palms, before agonisingly dropping into the bottom corner of the Northen net. Towards the end of the game, Brumbies keeper Mitch Hohaia produced multiple outstanding saves to preserve the Roslyn lead, and earned himself a MOTM performance in doing so.

The game finished 1-0, as the Brumbies secured their first win of the season. It was a solid performance for the boys to build on, as we look to carry this momentum into next Saturday’s game.
MUSTANGS | Switchbuild: Men's Division 4
Played Northern AFC at Forrester Park
WIN 0 - 3

We were in the other side of town to pay Northern a visit at Forrester Park.  The weather was ridiculous and motivation was low.  But we had a job to do.  We started off strong having early chances, even one smacking the bar.  We dominated most areas of the pitch pretty much all game.  Then a moment came with a great cross coming from the right to go over the keeper and onto to Pats head to nod it home to go 1-0.

Later in the game the weather really turned it on and it emptied the heavens.  Conditions were tough but we delt with it better. Blake got a goal in the box with a great turn on the player to finish in the bottom corner. The Mustangs kept the shots going but still their keeper was keeping them out or the last defender getting the touch.  That was until James, out at left wing, decided to have a punt from way out and thankfully it was just a touch high on the keeper allowing us to go 3 nil up.  Very pleased to hear the full time whistle and to get home to have a nice warm shower.  A lot of standout performances and we deserved a lot more, but it was tricky and that’s football.  3 points, we will definitely take that.  Pat with 4 goals from 4 games and debut goals for James and Blake well done team.  Big thanks to Danny for reffing the on such a horrible day.

POD - Blake Speer
BLACK (FORMERLY RESERVES) | David Browne Contracting Ltd: Women's Division 1
Played Green Island AFC at Sunnyvale
WIN 3 - 5

On a soggy Saturday,  David Browne Contracting RWAFC - BLACK took on Green Island Womens Reserves at Sunnyvale. We battled the opposition and the weather, coming away with a 5-3 win.

Roslyn struck early getting a couple of goals from set plays which allowed us to settle a little. The opposition were certainly taking the game to us and with their experience, began to highlight areas where we need to work on, while the opposition goalkeeper foiled many of our attempts on goal. There were moments of great football where we began to play to each others strengths and moving the ball early.  Despite the miserable conditions we left the field happy and were pleased to come away with another win.

Big thank you to all our supporters who braved the elements to stand on the sideline cheering us on and to Graham for refereeing and entertaining the spectators with his acrobatics in the slippery conditions.

Our player of the day was our speedy striker Neve Darlington.
WHITE (FORMERLY FILLLIES) | Hope & Sons: Women's Division 1
DERBY: Played RWAFC Shetlands at Ellis Park
LOSS 9 - 1
SHETLANDS | Property Brokers: Women's Division 1
DERBY: Played RWAFC White at Ellis Park
WIN 1 - 9
ORIGINALS | Adams Plumbing & Electrical: Masters 35+
Played South Dunedin 35s at De Carle Park
LOSS 12 - 0
POD - Sumanth Surendran
COLTS | Downie Stewart Lawyers: Masters 45+
Played Dunedin Technical AFC at Culling Park
LOSS 3 - 0
POD - Steve McCabe
TROJANS | Connor Consulting: Masters 45+
Played Caversham AFC at Tonga Park
LOSS 9 - 1

A depleted Trojans took on the top of the table Cavvy team at a soggy Tonga Park on Saturday. Conditions were not pleasant and keeping warm and moving was the priority as we tried to compete with the classy opposition who appeared to have 18 on the field. A ray of sunshine was Tim Button's goal just before half time but a 9-1 demolition ended our day and the ever energetic Dave Johnstone with his never say die attitude was our POD.
DRAW for 5 June
Men's Prems: 2:45pm vs Northern AFC at Forrester Park

Women's Prems: WEDNESDAY 7.00pm Otago University AFC at The Turf

2nds: 12.30pm vs Grants Braes AFC at Ocean Grove

3rds: 12.30pm vs Green Island AFC Cobras at Brockville

Blacks: 12.30pm vs Northern AFC at Brockville

Brumbies: 2.45pm vs Dunedin Technical AFC at Culling Park

Mustangs: 12.30pm vs Green Island AFC at Sunnyvale

Women's Black: 12.30pm vs Otago University AFC at Ellis Park

Women's White: 12.30pm vs Mosgiel AFC at Memorial Park

Shetlands: 2.45pm vs Green Island AFC at Ellis Park

Originals: 12.30pm vs Northern AFC at Forrester Park

Colts: BYE

Trojans: 2.45pm vs Grants Braes AFC at Ellis Park

Please note the draw is subject to change.
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