Under 11 Teal vs Newtown Swans
Round 8, Drummoyne Oval
It was another beautiful afternoon in Sydney as the Teal U-11 team were attempting to bounce back from the top of the table loss last week
Teal was fielding a full strength team and coach Brad produced yet another emotion charged pre-match address in the Drummoyne change rooms.
After an even first five minutes of the 1st term Teal started to break away through the outstanding run of Milo. He had a superb quarter kicking three goals from seven possessions and was well supported by a rampaging mid-field. Zac and Julian also had strong first terms and Teal had a big advantage in the ruck with Joseph giving his team first use of the ball at all the stoppages.
The first term finished with the score at 3 goals 3 behinds to Swans 1 point.
The second continued with Teal dominating in the centre. Luke produced his customary run and bounce making good use of the ball. Harry C also came into the game and teamed up well with Lucas as Teal started to share the ball creating opportunities up forward. The Teal back line was as solid as a rock. Oscar, Hugo and Xabi were all tight in defence and gave nothing away while rebounding quickly.
The Swans came out in the second half with a new lease of life and started to get more of the ball with some determined tackling. They put two goals on the board however the second half of the term was all Teal. Again it was the strong mid-field that lead the way. Joseph had a great quarter and Luke, Harry and Zac continued to rack up the stats.
The third term finished with a strong lead to Power.
In a consistent display Teal finished out the game with another strong quarter of football posting another three goals. They were hard at the ball and produced some outstanding tackling.
Lucas added two goals and had a real presence on the game with some strong marking. Milo added another goal to take his tally to four for the day. Other goal scorers were Nicolas, Oliver, Max, James and Zac showing once again that Teal have many options going forward.
The final score was a convincing victory to Power.
Well done boys. A great game of football and a very even performance across all four quarters. The highlight was some great handball and sharing of the ball through the mid-field and our ability to rebound off half back which opened up opportunities for the forward line. Also great to see everyone contributing…well done.