U10 White v Western Suburbs
Round 4, Saturday 30 April
Our Round 4 match saw us take on our old rivals – the West Magpies – on their home turf.
In the first quarter, Toby and Finn were instrumental in centre clearances and solid roving by Hugo, Harry and Jasper helped our forward presses with Ollie and Xabi taking great marks and Jack H getting his hands on the ball briefly also. We were headed uphill and into the wind and our opponents kept sending the ball back but we kept pushing forward again lead by sweeping defensive teamwork from Miles, Oscar and Alex.
Team White unleashed the hunger for the ball in the second quarter constantly getting to the ball first and when we didn’t, we tackled hard and fairly (most of the time). It truly was a high quality footy arm wrestle of a quarter.
After demolishing the oranges at half time, our teamwork stepped up a notch and there was a fantastic “reply goal with 30 seconds” involving Jack D, Harrison, Morgan, Oscar and Miles. Toby was a solid last line of defence saving several goals.
The team clearly listened and took in Coach Anthony’s three quarter time messages and kept their tails up to run throughout the last quarter. Miles, Morgan, Harrison and Oscar didn’t stop, Isaac go a number of good touches and Toby and Jasper defended well to keep the scoreline respectable.
A great team effort.