U15 Youth Girls – Round 2

U15 Youth Girls Drummoyne Power vs Queenwood

Round Two, St Luke’s Oval

A big cheer onto the ground for Gabby Stanwix who played her 200th game today. Well done Gabby.

Welcome to Grace, and thanks to Laura and Zara from YGU12 who played up today.

Fired up by an U12s guard of honour, Drummoyne started strongly. Afeni took some strong marks in the midfield to win possession for Drummoyne. A great spoil by Gina was followed by a mark by Lucinda and a goal. The centre forwards were tenacious in tackling and scrapping for the ball and Grace showed great skill in getting the ball off the ground. The quarter finished with Drummoyne a point behind. In the second quarter it seemed to go all Queenwood’s way. Structurally, they were quick to flood forward and with height and numbers they kicked several goals.

At half-time, Coach Jeremy reiterated “three ‘golden’ rules: tackle hard, shepherd, and lead”. The girls recited these rules as they ran back on, and responded superbly by wining the third quarter. Afeni and Lucinda were reliable in the backs, Gabby and Jess were everywhere in the midfield and the ball was mostly in the forward 50. Imogen and Thamey applied relentless pressure, and Roxy, Geena, Grace and Hazel chased down, tackled and handballed well. Zara, Laura, Imogen and Lara peppered the goal for one major score and six behinds. The final quarter was again defensive with good pressure and tackling all round. While Queenwood finished with the premiership points, our  girls played with effort and heart.