A glorious winter morning greeted Drummoyne Power U/6s as they took on the East Sydney Bulldogs at Trumper Oval in Paddington.
Drummoyne began the game full of running, with the forward line of Oscar M, Hunter and Jack C setting the tone early. A good win out of the middle by James and a penetrating run by Oscar F from midfield resulted in the first Power goal.
Later in the first term, there was good work by Jeremy, with a hand pass to Oscar F, who hand-balled to Oscar M, who darted and weaved his way to a goal.
Isaac was putting it all on the line in defence, stopping one certain goal with his head.
At the start of the second term, a terrific tap out and run by Jeremy got the Power off to a flying start. Soon after, we saw a great run and goal by James.
The Power continued to push forward, with Bryce doing good work, even with the defence in his face, and Isaac having a shot at goal smothered by the Bulldogs defence.
The highlight of the term was a ‘coast-to-coast’ effort involving James, Isaac, Ned and Oscar F, and although it only resulted in a behind, it demonstrated the rapid improvement in the team.
A great goal by Oscar F right on the bell wrapped up a solid term by the Power.
In the third term, the forward line of Ned, Bryce and Jeremy showed terrific form. Ned was sharing the ball around, and Bryce had two consecutive shots on goal foiled only by great Bulldogs defence.
The midfield of Hunter, Oscar M and Jack C was functioning well, and a win from the centre by Oscar M lead to a terrific goal on the run by Ned.
As the clock wound down, Jeremy took off on a long run and slotted the goal.
Coach Lucas reflected on the benefits of taking the season one week at a time, reported no injury concerns heading into the mid-season break, and awarded today’s best on ground to Jack C for his awesome running.