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.