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SEASON 2022/23 REVIEW

The 2022/23 season for the Melbourne City Powerchair Football team has been nothing short of exhilarating. Through hard work, dedication, and exceptional team spirit, they've pushed the boundaries of what's possible in the sport. In this blog post, we'll look back at some of the most memorable moments, triumphs, and highlights of this unforgettable season.

Round 1: 23/10/2022

The Melbourne City Powerchair Football team kicked off the season with impressive victories in both Division 1 and Division 2. In Division 1, the team claimed a hard-fought 2-1 win over South Melbourne, with Rebecca Evans marking her debut for the team by scoring a goal. Shaun Millett contributed with a goal and an assist, while Luke David provided an assist. In Division 2, the team secured a 2-0 victory, with Adem Dani making a memorable debut by scoring his first goal for the team while Joe Sarlo managed the assist on his debut. Match Statistics Division I Melbourne City 2 (Evans, Millett) South Melbourne 1 Division II Melbourne City 2 (Dani)

South Melbourne 0 Round 2: 06/11/2022

In Round 2, the Melbourne City Powerchair Football team faced off against South Melbourne once again. In Division 1, the teams battled to a 1-1 draw, with Shaun Millett finding the back of the net and Rebecca Evans providing the assist. The Division 2 team experienced a narrow 0-1 loss, showcasing their fighting spirit despite the challenging match. Match Statistics Division I Melbourne City 1 (Millett) South Melbourne 1 Division II Melbourne City 0

South Melbourne 1 Round 3: 13/11/2022

Melbourne City continued their dominant form in Division 1, claiming a second win of the season with a resounding 5-0 victory over South Melbourne. Luke David delivered a stellar performance with a hat-trick and an assist, while Rebecca Evans contributed a goal and four assists. Shaun Millett added to the scoreline with a goal of his own. In Division 2, the team faced a tough match, resulting in a 0-3 loss to South Melbourne, who secured back-to-back wins. Match Statistics Division I Melbourne City 5 (David x3, Evans, Millett) South Melbourne 0 Division II Melbourne City 0

South Melbourne 3 Round 4: 20/11/2022

In Round 4, Melbourne City's Division 1 team continued their impressive form with another big win, defeating South Melbourne 4-0. Shaun Millett delivered a stunning hat-trick, while Rebecca Evans and Luke David showcased their playmaking skills with two and one assists, respectively. The team also benefited from an own goal by South Melbourne. The Division 2 match resulted in a tense 0-0 draw, as both teams displayed strong defensive capabilities, ultimately sharing the points. Match Statistics Division I Melbourne City 4 (Millett x3) South Melbourne 0 Division II Melbourne City 0

South Melbourne 0 Round 5: 27/11/2022

Melbourne City maintained their winning streak in Division 1 with a high-scoring 6-3 victory over South Melbourne. Shaun Millett was once again in scintillating form, netting four goals. Rebecca Evans and Luke David continued to be a formidable duo, contributing three and two assists, respectively. Luke David also scored a goal, while South Melbourne's own goal added to the tally.


In Division 2, the goals continued to flow as City experienced a tough 0-5 loss to South Melbourne. Match Statistics Division I Melbourne City 6 (Millett x4, David) South Melbourne 3 Division II Melbourne City 0

South Melbourne 5 Round 6: 04/12/2022

Melbourne City's Division 1 team faced a much tighter contest against South Melbourne, but ultimately managed to extend their lead at the top with a narrow 1-0 victory. Rebecca Evans scored the decisive goal, showcasing her ability to make a difference in crucial moments.


The Division 2 match ended in a 0-0 draw, as both City and South Melbourne shared the points. Strong defensive efforts from both sides led to a stalemate, highlighting the competitive nature of the league. Match Statistics Division I Melbourne City 1 (Evans) South Melbourne 0 Division II Melbourne City 0

South Melbourne 0 Round 7: 11/12/2022

As Round 7 marked the last match before the Christmas break, Melbourne City's Division 1 team delivered another strong performance, earning a 3-1 victory over South Melbourne. Rebecca Evans was in top form, scoring two goals and providing an assist. Shaun Millett added to the scoreboard with a goal, while Luke David contributed two assists.


In Division 2, the points were once again shared as City and South Melbourne played out a goalless draw, ending the match at 0-0. Match Statistics Division I Melbourne City 3 (Evans x2, Millett) South Melbourne 1 Division II Melbourne City 0

South Melbourne 0 Round 8: 29/01/2023

After the summer break, the Melbourne City Powerchair Football team resumed their season in Round 8, with both divisions ending in decisive results. In Division 1, City continued their winning ways with a 3-1 victory over South Melbourne. Shaun Millett was the star of the match, scoring a hat-trick. Rebecca Evans and Jules North Coombes provided valuable support with two and one assists, respectively.

Division 2 saw a tight contest, with City narrowly losing 0-1 to South Melbourne. The round marked a great return to the court for all players, highlighting their passion for the sport and the competition. Match Statistics Division I Melbourne City 3 (Millett x3) South Melbourne 1 Division II Melbourne City 0

South Melbourne 1 Round 9: 05/02/2023

Round 9 saw a unique opportunity for many players to step up or make their debut, as Australian representative players were interstate for squad training. This left the only game of the round, Division 1, with several key players absent. In their absence, South Melbourne managed to secure their first win of the season, defeating Melbourne City 4-1. Shaun Millett netted a goal for City.


Melbourne City was missing both Rebecca Evans and Luke David, while South Melbourne was without Shaun Mott. Due to the lack of spare chairs, the Division 2 match was unfortunately cancelled for this round. Match Statistics Division I Melbourne City 1 (Millett) South Melbourne 4 Round 10: 12/02/2023

In Round 10, Melbourne City celebrated a historic victory as they clinched the Premiership title for the fourth successive season. Both teams put in strong performances, with City's Division 1 match ending in a 0-0 draw against South Melbourne. In Division 2, City secured a narrow 1-0 victory over their opponents, with Joe Sarlo scoring his first career goal.


This significant achievement marks a memorable moment in Melbourne City Powerchair Football team's history, as they demonstrated their strength, talent, and teamwork throughout the season to claim the Premiership title. Match Statistics Division I Melbourne City 0 South Melbourne 0 Division II Melbourne City 1 (Sarlo)

South Melbourne 0 Round 11: 19/02/2023

In Round 11, Melbourne City's Division 1 team made a thrilling comeback by scoring two quick goals to end their match against South Melbourne in a 3-3 draw. Rebecca Evans once again showcased her skills, scoring twice and providing an assist, while Luke David contributed a goal and Shaun Millett added an assist.


The Division 2 match was a tightly contested affair, welcoming debut players to both teams. Despite the intense competition, South Melbourne managed to edge out a narrow 1-0 victory over City. Match Statistics Division I Melbourne City 3 (Evans x2, David) South Melbourne 3 Division II Melbourne City 0

South Melbourne 1 Round 12: 26/02/2023

Round 12 featured two hard-fought matches, with South Melbourne securing a much-needed 3-1 win in Division 1. Shaun Millett scored City's lone goal, with Luke David.


In Division 2, Melbourne City claimed a 1-0 victory over South Melbourne, thanks to a well-executed offensive setup. Adem Dani found the back of the net, with Joe Sarlo providing the crucial assist. Match Statistics Division I Melbourne City 1 (Millett) South Melbourne 3 Division II Melbourne City 1 (Dani)

South Melbourne 0 Round 13: 05/03/2023

Round 13 saw Melbourne City's Division 1 team pull off a thrilling come-from-behind victory, scoring two goals in the last five minutes of play to defeat South Melbourne 2-1. Rebecca Evans continued her stellar season, contributing a goal and an assist, while Luke David netted the crucial second goal to secure the win.


The Division 2 match was a tight battle between both clubs, resulting in a 1-1 draw. Joe Sarlo scored for Melbourne City. Match Statistics Division I Melbourne City 2 (Evans, David) South Melbourne 1 Division II Melbourne City 1 (Sarlo)

South Melbourne 1 Round 14: 19/03/2023

Round 14 featured a high-scoring match in Division 1, with Melbourne City securing a 4-2 victory over South Melbourne. Shaun Millett was the star of the match, scoring a hat-trick and providing an assist. Rebecca Evans added a goal and contributed two assists, while Luke David also assisted a goal, demonstrating the strong teamwork of the City squad.


In Division 2, the teams faced off in a closely contested match, which ended in a goalless draw. Match Statistics Division I Melbourne City 4 (Millett x3, Evans) South Melbourne 2 Division II Melbourne City 0

South Melbourne 0 Round 15: 26/03/2023

In the last round of the season, Round 15, Melbourne City and South Melbourne engaged in highly competitive matches across both divisions, setting the stage for an exciting Championship Round next week.


In Division 1, City claimed a narrow 1-0 victory over South Melbourne, with Jules North Coombes scoring the decisive goal and his first for the season, assisted by the ever-reliable Rebecca Evans. The closely contested match showcased the skill and determination of both teams.


Division 2 saw South Melbourne emerge victorious with a 3-0 win over City. Match Statistics Division I Melbourne City 1 (North-Coombes) South Melbourne 0 Division II Melbourne City 0

South Melbourne 3 Championship: 02/04/2023

In the much-anticipated Championship Round, Melbourne City faced off against South Melbourne in two intense matches that showcased the skills and passion of both teams.

In Division 1, Melbourne City suffered a narrow 1-0 loss to South Melbourne, who scored late in the first half. Despite City's strong possession and numerous scoring opportunities, they were unable to find the back of the net against the formidable defensive duo of Shaun Mott and Santo Bongiovanni. The thrilling match was well-attended, and fans from around the state could follow the action live on Football Victoria's livestream.

In Division 2, Melbourne City faced a strong South Melbourne lineup and ultimately fell 3-0. Despite the loss, the match provided invaluable experience for City's young stars Joe Sarlo, James Mariniello, and Adem Dani, who demonstrated their potential and determination on the field.

As the season comes to a close, both teams can reflect on their achievements, the camaraderie they built, and the exciting matches that entertained fans throughout the year. The stage is set for even more thrilling competition in the next season, as these talented athletes continue to grow and develop in the sport of powerchair football. Match Statistics Division I Melbourne City 0 South Melbourne 1 Division II Melbourne City 0

South Melbourne 3

Season Awards

The Melbourne City Powerchair Football Team had an outstanding season, with several players earning prestigious awards and recognition for their exceptional performances.


Rebecca Evans, the team's superstar, was awarded the Powerchair Sports Victoria VPL Football's Most Valuable Player and Player's Player awards, as voted by both players and referees. In her debut season, Rebecca also claimed the Most Assists award in Division 1, providing an astonishing 18 assists in just 14 games.


In Division 2, Joe Sarlo took home the Most Assists award in his debut season. Despite the challenges faced by the team's attackers, Joe managed to assist in two of the five goals scored throughout the season.


Shaun Millett, with his impressive tally of 19 goals in 15 games, claimed his first Powerchair Sports Victoria VPL Football Golden Guard award, showcasing his offensive prowess on the field.


Lastly, Jules North-Coombes was recognized for his defensive skills, earning the Most Clean Sheets award with a total of 3 clean sheets throughout the season.


These awards highlight the talent, dedication, and teamwork displayed by the Melbourne City Powerchair Football Team during their remarkable season. Stat Leaders



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