Under 11-1 Drummoyne Teal vs Glebe Greyhounds
Grey clouds threatened at Jubilee Oval as the boys took to the field against the Glebe Greyhounds. Glebe had recently beaten Teals arch rivals East’s so the boys knew they were in for a tough match.
Teal started well and were all over Glebe in the opening moments of the game. Harry got away with a clear run to score the first goal, five minutes into the game. Then Glebe switched on and came back strong scoring the next three goals. Teal were scuttled and lost momentum. Oscar got a shot away towards the end of the quarter for a well deserved goal. Glebe was ahead by 3-1 at the break.
Great teamwork saw Harry score another two goals in the second quarter but Glebe had all the answers as they responded with another two goals and one behind. Zachary tried hard to close the gap with a behind but Teal still went to the half time break trailing by 3-1. Coach Brad did his best to boost the boys’ spirits with a motivational half time talk. Team Captain, Joseph, told it like it was at the break also, wanting the boys to “run harder at the ball and get it”.
An even third quarter saw both teams score three goals keeping the scoreboard status quo. Fantastic play saw Hugo pass to Harry who got the ball to Zachary for a goal. Julian and Milo were the other goal scorers for Teal this quarter.
Again the last quarter saw both teams score only one goal each. Teal missed some opportunities with four behinds this quarter. Julian did well to score Teals final goal of the match as the boys were losing steam. The final score was Glebe 11.2 defeating Teal 8.7. The quote of the day came from our team manager: “At least it didn’t rain.”