Drummoyne Power U18 Youth Girls v Mosman Swans
Drummoyne Oval, Round Four
Drummoyne 2.2.14 defeated By Mosman Swans 3.2.20
The long awaited start of the season couldn’t come sooner for the girls as weeks of rain and uptight councils denied us our chance to lay down the biggest smack down since wrestle mania 5. It was Friday night, under lights, there was a sense of excitement amongst the girls and we had obviously come switched on and ready to play. The damp dewiness of picturesque Drummoyne Oval made for a slippery affair.
For a lot of girls it was a baptism of fire as Jarawan and Djanala were thrown to the wolves into key positions while first gamers Maya, Maddison and Alice all performed amicably showing positive signs of strong footballing capabilities, well done girls!
A dominant meat and potatoes display of hard nut footy in the first two quarters set the tone for the game as we tackled our way through the first two quarters applying plenty of pressure and winning plenty of free kicks in general dominating play. Despite our dominance in the midfield we failed to convert and the Swans were able to gracefully and swiftly move the ball out of the backline and come back hard at us, kicking a few goals to take the lead into the last quarter.
A good contested grab and goal by Gabby S changed the momentum of the game firmly in our favour as we moved the ball long and quickly into our forward line putting more pressure on the Mosman defence than a tiger mum during a piano exam period. Susie and Ebony backed this up with some outstanding defensive efforts, as they thwarted the Swan’s counter attacks allowing us to drive the ball forward once more. The biggest positives to come out of this game was the improvement in intensity, attack on the ball and willingness to take the game on when it came down to it as the game progressed. After a slow start to the season and a number of washed out games it showed the teams potential.
Goals: Gabby S., Djanala S.
Best: Matilda F., Susie A., Frances T., Gabrielle F., and Liz B.
Coach’s award: Susie A.