Drummoyne Power U11 Black v Wests Magpies
After a win last week at Drummoyne Oval the boys were looking to back up with a similar performance against Western Suburbs Magpies on a sunny afternoon at Croydon Park.
In the first term, Drummoyne Power started strong and prevailed with contested possession. Denver showed skill in his ruck work and Luke slotted the first goal after some great passing and marks from the boys. Lucca showed a lot of involvement in all parts of the field, creating attacking opportunity from his scrapping and fighting to win the ball at every opportunity. Nicholas closed out the term with a straight kick to finish in front of Wests.
In the second term Wests came out more determined and our defensive efforts were called upon to defuse the attacking raids from the Wests boys. Alexander H and Toby stood tall and won the majority of ball ups. It was pleasing to see how hard all the Power boys fought for the ball, chasing, tackling and running to gain the upper hand. When the forwards got an opportunity in front of goal they didn’t let it slip with Luke kicking the only goal of the term.
Drummoyne muscled up well to start the the third term, with Power scoring one goal from a nice kick from Ethan. Mikhail took on two defenders to push the ball out to Jasper on the goal line who picked up the ball and slotted the goal. Momentum was with Drummoyne and they really turned it on in attack. Another two goals rounded out the term one from Nicholas and Jasper’s second.
The last term Drummoyne played hard and were determined to close the game out and grab the win. Alexander P. won the ball and headed goalwards he snapped the ball across his body and it sailed through the tall timbers for a well deserved goal. The boys never gave an inch in defence regardless of the scoreline. They showed plenty of courage around the ball wining the crumbs whenever the ball was cleared at a contest. Toby claimed a well deserved goal in the last term and Jasper kicked his third goal of the day in the closing stages.
All in all, Drummoyne played with confidence, excellent hand passing, kicking, marking and tackling. The improvement and courage demonstrated by the boys gets better by the week.