• SATURDAY 22nd OCTOBER: ENGLAND vs SCOTLAND (15:30 k/o) Middle Park is set to play host to one of the oldest rivalries in sport on Saturday, 22nd October. Teams have been created from local amateurs, and will go head to head in the inaugural Ballantyne-Whiting Cup. The English team included Middle Park representation by current and past players such as Matt Cosentino, Mike Ward, Nathan Meade and Teon Haywood. The Scottish team includes Middle Park representation by the rock solid pairing of Jamie Caldwell and Kev Mullen, in addition to Gordon Davies and, errr Brenton Dunne. Should you wish to join Middle Park for the 2017 season, get in contact or come down to watch. The bar will be open and

    Oct 10,
  • Round 10:            Dingley 2 – 2 Middle Park The Parkers came from a goal down, to lead, and had several chances to run out winners. Unfortunately late goal from the home side ensured it was honours even. Goals: Mike Ward, David Robin   Round 11:            South Yarra 0 – 1 Middle Park A tight, highly competitive derby was settled in the 90th minute. A long throw was headed on, where it fell to Kenji, who magically looped the ball over the keeper with the side of his foot. Delirium on the sidelines, and a result that takes the Parkers to being unbeaten in five. Goals: Kenji Sokriansky   Round 12:            Middle Park 0 – 3 Mazenod After conceding two goals

    Jul 17,
  • Middle Park 4 – 0 Croydon   The yellow men continued their revival with an impressive four-nil home win against bottom side Croydon. Mike Ward scored two first half goals, with two from striker Andy Gibson – his first for the club.   Eccentric Kazakhstani coach Helen made one change for the game; new signing Mark Knell replaced top scorer Blane, who was rested after an over-exertion at scouts.   It didn’t take long for the Parkers to get on the scoresheet. Kenji was brought down in the box, and Wardy stepped up to dispatch his second spot kick of the season.   Good play down the left between Sam and Cillian brought about the second. A deep cross was

    May 30,
  • Middle Park 1 – 0 Riversdale   First team debutant Dave Dundee (may not be real surname) scored a dramatic late winner to give the Parkers a second win.   It was Middle Park’s eighth game of the season, and first at home. With five points from the first seven, a win was needed.   Coach Helen kept faith with his back five; birthday boy Marshall, Sam left back, Brenton right back and Hadrian’s Wall in the middle. Cillian kept his place on the right, with Matty and Wardy played in the middle. A tactical changed was made on the right – Kenji returning to the right hand side, in place of Stevo who took over warm up duties. Blane

    May 30,
  • Ashburton 1 – 1 Middle Park   What might have been. What should have been.   Middle Park were left to rue a series of missed second half chances, as Ashburton equalised in the last five minutes via an unfortunate own goal.   Ashburton has been a happy hunting ground for the Parkers, and the game was an opportunity to add three points to improving performances.   In hurricane conditions, the yellow men played the first half with the wind. A scrappy first half – the Parkers struggled to put more than three passes together, and the home team failed to threaten in front of goal.   Baby faced assassin Blane opening the scoring on 35 minutes. Presented with a

    May 30,