U9 White v Newtown White
Round 12, Drummoyne Oval
After a disrupted July 2015 due to inclement weather, it was a delightfully sunny day at Drummoyne Oval where pumped up Drummoyne Power Under 9 White took on the Newtown Swans White. With the game being Archie’s last game of the year, the boys were pumped up to give him a magnificent send off to remember.
Drummoyne was on fire at the start of the first quarter with Oliver tapping the ball to team mates and great kicks all round. Oscar D took a great mark and made some bruising tackles. Excellent crumb-work by Jack D and his good combination with Luke saw the Power jump to an early lead with a goal and behind. Great celebration by the boys after the goal. Strong defence by Finn kept the scores close as Newtown piled on the pressure.
The second quarter was tough for the boys. Oscar S, Harry and Hugo defended well at the back, with some long kicks down the flanks to Luke to score a behind. Oscar D took a great overhead mark. Jack H tackled well causing a turnover. Archie also created a lot of pressure with relentless running and chasing the ball.
Toby lifted his work rate in the third quarter with some impressive kicking and tackling. Isaac tackled hard, causing a turnover which then he hand balled to Toby for a big kick to Luca who held the middle quite well. Finn was causing havoc in the ruck and Jack D took a great mark. Hugo earned a free kick, but instead of shooting for goal, saw an opportunity to kick a mark to Luke. Luke set up for a goal but played on to Oscar D who kicked a brilliant check-side goal, bringing applause and a cheer from the crowd. Hugo had another contribution, scoring a behind.
The fourth quarter was tough, and the game and the temperature was heating up. Luca worked hard in defence but hurt his hand. Luke and Oscar D combined again for another goal to Oscar D on the back of some really great defence in the goal square by Oscar S. Toby and Finn never gave up and Jack H and Isaac tackled some more.
Outstanding Players/Special Mentions
Best on ground was shared by Oscar S and Isaac.
Special thanks to Archie for another great year and the boys sang the team song to wish him all the best. Fantastic effort by the boys should see them perform well for the last few games of the season.
Check out the video of the team song on Facebook.