U9 Silver vs Maroubra

Silver U9 Vs Maroubra, Heffron Park

Final Round of the season

Mild winter conditions greeted the team at Heffron Park for their last regular game of the season.
Unfortunately the first quarter set the scene for the rest of the game with our boys under constant attack from a well drilled Maroubra outfit.
As usual Xabi put in some really strong defensive efforts and never gave the opposition an easy path to the goal square. Miles M was ever present and made a couple of notable goal saves. With much of the first quarter played down our end the forwards could only watch on with interest. Despite some valiant defensive efforts the Maroubra team managed to slot 5(?) unanswered goals in the opening quarter.
The second quarter saw Fox showing his intentions early by marking his opposite number closely and never letting him out of his sights. The overall effort from all the boys seemed to go up a level this quarter. Jasper V and Sam were very busy in the midfield and combined well. Miles M also showed great spoiling skills and provided great distribution on several occasions. Pleasing to see was the steely resolve of Jasper C and Fionn both who took a ball to the face but quickly dusted themselves off to rejoin and support their teammates! Overall a much better quarter of footy with the opposition not having the same level of dominance.
Never one to let things get him down Coach Sam gave a stirring motivational half time talk and demanded an increased effort and tempo for the boys final half of footy for the season. Jacob must of been listening because during the 3rd quarter he was everywhere in the mid field. Xabi got pinged for an alleged high shot that looked fine to this reporter. He quickly made up for his earlier minor indiscretion by taking our teams mark of the day soon after. Unfortunately the the boys could not stem the tide of goals from the stronger Maroubra team but they never gave up and showed great teamwork when they had the ball.  Late in the quarter Alex C hit the deck after a ball struck him in “the private parts”. Showing true Drummoyne Power spirit he sucked in some deep breaths and continued to play well for the rest of the game.
Into the final quarter the game was now well beyond the boys. Nevertheless they continued to try their hardest and wore wide smiles on their faces. Hamish and Alex T made the most of their last minutes of the season playing well in the centres and supporting the backs who were still under constant pressure.
The finally hooter signalled  the end of the game and the season. Gavin the goal umpire could finally take a break after a heavy workout with the flags. It was a tough game but all players fought hard and played the game with great spirt and sportsmanship.
The coaches award went to Hamish for his unrelenting effort throughout the entire game.