Under 11 Joeys
Another good showing today I thought from the Joeys. It was good to see how the girls went today against a reasonable team without a couple of the girls who will be going up to U12s next year. The good news is that they mostly held their own especially in the 1st half with Grace at centre back and Milla in behind as sweeper. Sarah was also very solid in goals. The girls were able to create some attacking chances and Honor converted one of them after chasing down the ball with some tenacity and coming in from the left. First half finished 1-0 for us.
Post match consensus, after conceding 2 goals to go down 1-2 was that we need to work on getting more of the girls stronger defending in 1v1 situations.
As we will be playing Barnestoneworth again in 2 weeks time today's game has set things up well for the third game as the teams are now 1 game all.
Under 11 Kangas
This week was a bit of a change for us in the Under 11s so firstly thanks to everyone for being so accomodating - technically it was a bye for the Joeys and Kangas were slated to play Barnestoneworth. Fortunately we were able to have the Brunswick Zebras U12 side available due to their own bye to play. This was too good an opportunity to give up for our girls to get a feel for the full pitch and a stonger opposition. You all rose to the challenge.
It was a game in which we had a majorty of the play especially in the second half and to come away with the win was a great result. Everyone did their bit in supporting eachother and the work you have been doing all year showed with lots of fantstic passing and running into space. There were lots of examples of hanging on to the ball and waiting for your team mates rather than just kicking the ball and this proved how much more control you can have over the game.
So congratulations everyone
This weekend the Girls put in a tireless performance and walked away with 3 points following a 1-0 win over the Eltham Redbacks FC. Even though the girls were asked to play in an unfamiliar 4-3-3 formation they all worked hard to help their teammates. Jade and Del worked hard from the forward line to run back and help the midfield and defence lines. In the back line and this week special mention needs to be placed towards Gen, Emma and Jamie. Gen and Emma for their fantastic defensive roles. I gave them a task to not let the ball go past them and they lived up to the challenge. Jamie also needs to commended on her performance. It is not easy coming to play a team sport when the other girls have some years of experience but she is adapting well. Let’s not forget the goal scorer Destiny. Playing striker is not an easy role. Many a player can get lost playing that role. The aim of this position is to run hard into space giving your teammates an option or being a decoy. So many of your hard running goes unrewarded. Destiny I gave you a couple of minutes to adjust and you were everywhere in midfield and defence but not really playing your role as striker. To your credit I gave you directions to go and play on the last girl in their defence which you did. You make three break away runs in the first half and one of them you finished with your first goal of the season. Well done.
In reviewing the game I can not recall any shots on goal by our opposition. I do recall one break which was closed down by our sweeper Keeley and supported by Isabella G. The first half of the game was played in our midfield / forward zone while the second half of the game was almost entirely played in our forward zone. We worked hard all game. We ran hard and supported each other. In both the first and second half many shots were on target and saved and then there were a number that went wide. The score line flattered the opposition but in the end it was a convincing 1-0 win. Great work and credit to all the players for putting in a strong performance after last week’s lack lustre game.
It has been a very difficult and tense game for the U18 against Satellite City. Our girls with the help of our U16s Maddie, Bridget and Lisa, played a beautiful game. It was as well a very physical game but in the end we won 2-1 with many chances missed from our side and an unlikely own goal.
Thank you to Maddie, Bridget and Lisa for helping the U18 and of course thank you to their parents and coach, David, for allowing them to play. Any U16 player is always welcome to join and play with the U18s.
Last Modified on 05/08/2013 14:55