U7 Teal v Western Suburbs
Though the sun was out, it was a very cold day when Drummoyne took on the Western Suburbs Mapgies at Five Dock Park. The Power showed their professionalism by warming up as a team. Circle work, handpassing drills, the kids looked focused, and you could tell they were there to win.
It was a tough start to the game, with the Magpies coming out fast. Koji was strong in defence, clearing the ball out on numerous occasions. Hayden played as a roaming centre, and provided a constant link to the forwards. Our forward line was on fire. Ned kicking three goals for the term, and Fletcher showing why second efforts are so important. After having a shot for goal smothered, he showed poise to gather his own ball, and convert with a booming left foot on his second attempt. Highlight of the term started from the backline, where it flowed from Dylan to Hayden to Ned for a goal, showing the fans a passage of play we could be seeing for years to come.
The Magpies came out aggressive in the second term, and if not for Isaac, our rock in defence, they could of run away with the game. Stopping the ball, and feeding to Ned and Fletcher to run out of defence. Charlotte, playing in the centre, may have found her ideal position, as she did not lose a hit out for the entire term. Highlights of the term were Hayden stepping between two Magpie players to kick the early breakthrough goal, and Sophia’s long run from the back line. Tucking the ball under her arm and daring the Magpie players to try and stop her.
The third term got under way with a nice early passage of play, with Dylan getting the ball to Koji, resulting in an early goal. Along with Charlotte, the three provided a powerful three pronged attack for the entire term. Isaac was strong in the middle, and Haydens long run from defence near the siren capped off a great game.
It was a fantastic team performance, with a number of players playing really well. The hard training everyone is doing is really starting to pay off. Best on ground could of gone to any number of players, but for her tireless work all day, and her constant pressure on the opposition, the award was given to Sophia.
Great game Sophia, and great game Drummoyne Power!