Drummoyne U7 vs East U7

The balmy winter weather continued as we headed to Trumper Park to take on Easts in the final game of the home and away season 2018.

Highlights package:

Q1

After an early conceded behind, Jack Cameron cleared the ball to Fletcher who moved the ball up the middle to the safe hands of Charlotte and Zoe

Jack clears the ball, this time up the middle to Ned takes advantage and kicks to an open goal (6 points!)

Ned centres the ball to Jeremy, clearing the ball to Isaac M who hand passes nicely to the reliable goal scorer, Ned, who now has his 2nd goal of the quarter

Our defence does its best to divert an attack on goal forcing Easts to kick a left footed goal from the left forward pocket

Isaac M taps it onto Fletcher who moves the ball forward to Ned, who unselfishly hand passes to Jeremy, who is awarded a free kick – almost a goal as the kick is stopped on the line (we really need to get video replays for the Under 7s next season!)

Isaac M again again advances the ball from defence, offloading to Jeremy who strides out and takes a shot to score another major.

A courageous block (worthy of a man of the match effort) by Ned, sustaining a closed head injury; shortly after Ned marks the ball, proving his resilience, then kicks massively for a clean chest mark by Jack.

It’s a game of “forcings back” with Ned marking and then kicking upfield to Jack and a short time later the same sequence is repeated.

Isaac M succeeds in hand balling a massive ice cream scoop hand pass upfield to set up a play.

Wonderful goal defending by Tyler to keep Easts modest in the scoring department.

Just before the siren and symbolic of the improvement across the team over the season, a power play with uninterrupted possession from Jeremy kicking from the goal square laterally to the right, accepted by Ned who hugs the side line running up towards centre field and centring the ball slightly with a kick to Jack, who is assisted by Charlotte in gathering the ball so that he can pass to Fletcher who puts it through the big sticks for a wonderful team goal.

Q2

The dominance of Drummoyne continued.

A couple of marks by Jeremy to start the quarter off, followed by a big downfield boot of the ball to Jack, who (not for the last time today) curves the ball off the outside of his foot through the posts for a goal.

Ned kicks to Jack and Ned who take a joint mark, showing their keenness and keeping of eyes on the ball.

A block by Jack, who shares the ball to allow Tyler to take his chance, which he certainly does as another major score is added to the total, thanks to some help also from Zoe.

A contested pick up by Jack in defence, then a big kick upfield where Hugh scores a behind from a difficult angle.

Great team work from Drummoyne, sharing and moving the ball rapidly at every play. Strong in defence and aggressive in attack saw goals aplenty from everyone.

Tyler fashions a left foot kick in from a stoppage, Jeremy gathering the ball, sharing it quickly to Hugh who scores a goal kicking on an angle.

Q3

Ned gets another big kick away upfield to Charlotte, Charlotte has a good shot and scores a behind.

Ned in the forwards intercepts the ball and works his way around a player to convert another goal.

Jack kicks another goal off the outside of his boot.

Hugh gets a touch on a shot at goal by Easts to prevent a goal, followed by an accurate kick out by Ned.

Fletcher swerves and kicks a beautiful left footed kick upfield.

Jack scores yet another goal off the right side of his boot from the left boundary line.

Ned to Jack to Zoe in a string of hand passes.

Ned is awarded man of the match for his outstanding goal scoring. Well done all and thank you to coach Carolyn.

Under 7 Drummoyne Powers VS Maroubra Saints

Round 11

The week leading up to Saturday’s showdown, between Drummoyne Power and Maroubra Saints, saw Sydney experience a deluge and wild weather. It was therefore expected that the grounds at Heffron Park would be slightly sludgy to play on and the spectators would be in for an exciting game: And most definitely it was a ripper of a game!!

With a few team mates missing, Drummoyne was split into two teams as opposed to the usual three. Coach Carolyn prepped the boys with some last minute tactics. The field was unexpectedly larger than what our boys were familiar with, but they were able to quickly adapt and relied heavily on team plays.

The goals were aplenty for both sides. Our team was superb in defence and aggressive in attack.

Highlights for each player:

Charlotte (50) : Instrumental in blocking while playing in the backs. She prevented 2 goals, forcing them to behinds.

Dylan (51): Strong in the centre, winning every ball contest, allowing his other centres to scoop up the ball.

Fletcher (62): Magnificent in team play. Quick hand passes to his forwards allowed them plenty of goals.

Hugh (80): Supported his forwards and was selfless, always passing or kicking to someone in a better position for a chance to score a goal.

Isaac M (25): Tough around the ruck and strong, winning most of his one to one contests.

Jack CA (37): Took a sensational mark, and disposed of it so quickly to his forward for a Drummoyne goal.

Jeremy (48): Speed and agility allowed him to outrun his opponents and kick downfield to his forwards, resulting in 4 goals.

Ned (95): Nimble and accurate making him the most prolific goal scorer of the game.

Sophia (58): Dominant in the centre, forcing the ball into our territory.

Baxter (42): Kicked a powerful 20 metre kick resulting in a goal and clearing the fence.

Bryce (90): Not surprisingly, was Man of the Match for his determination and stamina with every ball contest. He was accurate in disposing of the ball at every opportunity to another team player.

Isaac O (32): Brilliant in the first quarter in the forward position. Read the game well and kicked with precision for 2 goals.

A special thank you to coach Carolyn for her guidance and encouraging words throughout the game.

Under 7 Teal: Round 10

U7 Teal v Western Suburbs

Round 10

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!

U7 Black: Round 9

U7 Black v Concord Giants

Round 9

Archie – Team oriented play has improved through the season and his hand-pass to Frank on the run was great. Terrific snap for goal in the second quarter

Ethan – Ethan kicked a long range goal in the second quarter and followed it up with a fantastic defensive chase and pick up in the last.

Frank – A standout was his strong mark at center-half forward after which he wheeled around on to his right boot and kick truly.

Jack – Features of Jack’s game were his strong overhead marks, great contests for the ball and an team inspiring smother in the first quarter.

Oscar F – Desperate defence at fullback saved a number of goals and his deadly left foot put a few through at the other end.

Oscar H – Exceptional pass from halfback to Oscar F that resulted in a running goal. Set up a number of plays and his ability to include his team mates was great.

Sebastian – Good pass from fullback to Oscar H. Volunteered to play for the Giants in the second quarter and kicked a terrific running goal.

Zac – Played for the Giants in the first quarter. Very good handballs to his team mates and a great intercept mark at halfback.

Zoe – Absent

Drummoyne Power U7 White

Drummoyne Power U7 White v Wests

Round 10, Five Dock Park

It was a home game with a different view, as Drummoyne took on Wests from a sunny Five Dock Park this week. Coach Eric warmed up the team with some handball drills before embracing the opposition. Liam volunteered to help out the Wests in a tightly contested first quarter. Baxter and Phoenix provided plenty of passes from the midfield, with Isaac O opening the goal scoring for the game. Benjamin followed up converting a goal from some hotly contested ball. The teams were closely matched and players were staying on their feet, creating a lot of ball ups.

The break provided coach Eric an opportunity to instruct the team to be hungry for the ball. They took this literally with the quarter time oranges but also fought hard for any loose ball in the rest of the match. Wests stepped up the intensity but it was Isaac who rebounded the ball out of defence with a long kick to Baxter who ran and kicked a long shot at goal, narrowly missing. Oscar M was helping out the Wests this quarter and locked the ball up in the midfield. Fortunately, Phoenix did some fantastic ruck work to tap the ball straight into the waiting arms of Jeremy to drive the ball into our forward line. In a really tight quarter, Benjamin withstood the pressure to convert to give back the lead to Drummoyne. Phoenix and Baxter combined to give Baxter back to back goals. Wests wouldn’t give up though and their number 22 was starting to get into the game.

#22 started the 3rd term with a goal and followed it up with a cracking sidestep to score from long range in the goal of the day. Briefly sidelined after an infield clash, Lachlan bravely returned to take a mark and pass down to Jeremy, who ran out of room. Bryce and Oscar worked hard to try and stop Isaac O, who was playing the final term for Wests. He passed the ball into their forward line from several stoppages. The handball practice paid off with Lachlan, Benjamin and Jeremy all passing well by hand. Oscar M received a hand pass from Lachlan to take us forward again before the final siren ended a great game. The team’s shook hands and the song was sung, though the last verse may need some practice. Lachlan’s bravery to come back and fight hard for any loose ball was rewarded with the player of the match by coach Eric.

U7 Teal – Round 9

Drummoyne Power U7 Teal v Concord GIANTS

Round 9 was played at St Lukes Oval against the Concord Giants with the morning conditions great for footy. Building on some great efforts over the first few rounds the boys came bursting out the gates early with great passing and goal scoring efforts by Ned and Charlotte in the first third. Tyler also impressed with a great left footer around the corner for his first of the day.

Hayden was making sure the Power kept pressure on with some excellent work in the midfield through great use of speed and kicking to keep the ball forward. Fletcher also seemed to enjoy his time in the middle with a great mark and then finding an open teammate with a huge kick. Both boys also helped on the scoreboard with each picking up impressive goals later in the game.

It’s clear to see that the boys are putting in at training as the effort and willingness to share the ball is great. Isaac did so well with a number of key handballs that led to scoring opportunities for the Power and also scored later in the game. Koji and Hugh showed great energy as we come to expect each week and kept pressure on the Giants all game, constantly competing for the ball. Oliver did a great job around for Power with great handball skills, goals and marks.

Well done U7 Teal – keep up the good work and enjoy your footy!

U7 Black: Match Report Round 8

U7 Black v Newtown Swans

Round 8, Drummoyne Oval

The second official day of winter and there certainly was a chill in the air, carried by that breeze. Our team was really keen to get the game underway with this weather and plus they had just finished standing still for their photo session.

Coach Nathan was leading U7 Black. A few runs around the field to get everyone warmed-up, our opposition arrived and it’s time to get to game underway.

The Swans were quick to get some points on the board. But this was quickly followed up by a great mark and goal by Archie. He and Oscar M took a few marks and got more goals away. Oscar H kicked one from the midfield. Some great marks and kick outs were seen from Oscar and Isaac. Ethan, Zoe, & Jack were doing a fine job defending in the backs.

Second quarter Oscar H and Isaac were amazing, more goals and a few decent marks too. Oscar M and Archie were busy protecting our goals preventing the Swans getting too many goals on us. The mid-field was busy all quarter, Jack, Ethan and Zoe were taking a mark, getting the ball up to the forwards. It was an action-packed quarter.

The third quarter was just as exciting Zoe goal kicking was brilliant, Jack also put a few goals away and Ethan got an awesome goal just before the end of play. The centres had some great teamwork happening, Oscar M ad Archie were everywhere. Our backline was awesome too. Isaac and Oscar H made sure the Swans found it difficult to score.

This was another great game to watch there were many proud parents cheering on from the sideline. Coach Nathan said he was super impressed with the game today everyone had a great game. It was a tough decision for him, but Ethan took the man of the match this week. Excellent game Drummoyne Power! Thank you Coach!

Under 7s Teal v Glebe – Round 7

Under 7 Teal v Glebe

Jubilee Oval. Round 7

The Greyhounds game plan was obvious – they wanted to make an impression, take no prisoners and head home glorious winners. From the first bounce they scored the first goal of the match, and the mid-fielders of Zoe, Fletcher and Dylan suddenly got a steely glint in their eyes, and the backs of Jack, Hugh and Ned were ready to take up the challenge to defend their goals.

At the next bounce Glebe once again had the ball, but were defended heavily by Zoe, giving Jack the chance to grab the ball and send a strong straight kick down the field. Picked up by Ned and then Jack again they ran the field to get the ball of out Greyhound territory, with some pirouetting, bouncing and flash dance moves that left everyone slightly impressed. Ned then took an impressive mark, and scored! (Hang on Ned – aren’t you playing in the backs?). Who cares! The Power was back!

The impressive defence continued into the 2nd term by Isaac O, and Isaac (playing up from the U6s) defending off determined Greyhounds, however it was now Power’s turn to start kicking goals. Jack made an impressive run to bring the ball to Zoe, Fletcher and Dylan, but a fumble and the ball was lost. Jack was back – grabbed the ball again and sent it back into play. Isaac O stole the ball from the Greyhounds, supported by Dylan and Fletcher and the ball was back to Jack who scored! The crowd went wild.

The mid-fielders of Jack, Hugh and Ned continued to run hard, and at the next bounce Ned took control of the game with great support from Isaac’s kicking and scored his second of four goals for the day.

By the third term everyone was working solidly as a team, and the goals were coming thick and fast through real team work. Zoe to Fletcher. Fletcher to Jack. Jack to Ned, and score.

Highlights of the day:

Dylan’s frustration at the Greyhounds getting ahead (they did give us a run for our money), but after great advice from our champion coach Carolyn, going on to be a real play maker and taking home Player of the Match. Well done Dylan.

Zoe taking a bolting run down the centre, but forgetting to keep her feet going at the same speed as her determination, and over she went. She kept the ball, got up again and was off with a kick into the forwards which resulted in a goal. Girl Power at its best (yes, I’m her Mum).

Great marks from height by Ned, and Fletcher. Like, really really great marks!

Ned scoring a goal between the legs of the Greyhounds. They didn’t see that move coming.

Isaac playing up from U6s, and being impressive all day.

Jack and Hugh’s support of their team members, and being real play makers. Jack did a lot of running, and helped score many goals.

Isaac scoring a goal, after great defence saw him steal the ball and bring home the bacon.

Brilliant game – Go Power!

Under 7s Black v Glebe

U7 Black v Glebe

Jubilee Oval, Round 7

On a beautiful day for footy, it was standing room only to watch the mighty Drummoyne Power U7 Black take on the Glebe Greyhounds at Jubilee Oval. The opening bounce saw Koji, with the first of many booming clearing kicks out of midfield, kickstart proceedings as he and the Drummoyne Power dominated early. Starting the game up front, Hayden was leading well and finding the ball but just couldn’t get the radar working. Archie was the first to register a major with a clever snap from the pocket. Sophia was keeping things tight down back with some great defence and worked incredibly hard as the Greyhounds finished the term strongly.

Coach Camille was pleased with the enthusiasm and effort in the first term and encouraged the players to let the ball do the work in the second. Oscar H took it upon himself to implement the coach’s instructions with an accomplished display in the midfield as he racked up a number of marks and disposals. Bryce worked tirelessly upfront as he tried hard to finish off the work of his midfielders. At the back, Will showed his speed as he pushed high up the ground in support of his midfielders and was quick to retreat to limit the opportunities for the Greyhound forwards. As the siren sounded for the end of the second term, the match was evenly poised as the team enthusiastically huddled around Coach Camille.

The third term went from end-to-end as each team struggled to assert their ascendancy. Charlotte was reliable in defence as she relentlessly pressured the Greyhound forward line into error. Archie continued where he left off in the first and second terms as he terrorized the opposition midfield by dominating the contested possession and providing great support to his defence and crisp service to his forward line. In the end, the might of Drummoyne snuck home in what was an exciting display of Auskick and a great demonstration of teamwork.

While there were a number of strong performances today, Archie J proved to be the difference and was rewarded with Best on Ground. Congratulations Archie and well played Drummoyne U7 Black.

Under 7s White. Match Report Round 7

Drummoyne Power under 7 –White v Glebe Greyhounds

Round 7, Jubilee Park

It was a mild autumn morning, not too cold. The ground had bit of moisture in it and it was chopped up a bit from prior games. The boys were going to get a bit of dirt/mud on them it would seem.

Coach Eric quickly got the team in order and some warm ups underway. Hand passes and kicks to team mates were run, then we moved into side-step practice with kick outs. A few more drills and we were ready to play.

First quarter got underway and it was strongly dominated by Drummoyne. Phoenix got a few goals away while he was in the forwards. Oscar managed a goal from the mid field. Sebastian and Baxter took some nice marks. Isaac took a ball to the nose, but was back with a vengeance and went on to play the remainder of the quarter strong. Benjamin & Jeremy took some good marks and showed their strength in defence.

Second quarter and our boys had stepped it up a gear. We saw some great goals from Tyler, Oscar, Isaac, and Sebastian. Mid field was awesome, Jeremy, Benjamin and Baxter all took some great marks.  What was amazing was the team work; passing, and calling for the ball.

Third quarter was no different. Goals from Benjamin, Tyler and Jeremy. Some great set ups were initiated in the mid field by Phoenix. Isaac and Sebastian too were at the start of some great runs which resulted in goals.  In the backs, Baxter did some great work blocking, also Oscar took care of getting the ball back and up the other end of the field.

Now, while we don’t keep score, and our opposition brought a good game. I can comfortably say Drummoyne was absolutely awesome. This was the best game play I’ve seen them play. I can’t imagine how much better they will be by the end of the season! Well done boys and well done coach. Congratulations to you all!