Under 13 Div 2 v Wests, May 14

U13 Division 2 Canada Bay Cannons v Wests

Round 6, Drummoyne Oval

It didn’t take us long to feel at home on our return to Drummoyne.
With the quickest goal in Cannons history we were well up and heading for a win when Paddy won the clearance from the opening bounce, took off and kicked long for Alex to mark and goal less than 30 seconds into the game.
Sadly, it took us three quarters to kick our next. 
In between, we battled and scrapped but were outplayed by a better team on the day.
The backline was busy and was again led by the poised and clever Ben C who hasn’t just been solid on the last line of defence all year, but creative and attacking with his smart kicks and long handballs.
Ben was supported by Will who was back to his aggressive and competitive best, taking intercept marks and tackling fiercely, while Jonno made a strong Div 2 debut.
Thea overcame a talkative start and let her courage do her talking in the second quarter when she had eyes only for the footy as she flew with the flight of the ball to take the bravest of marks with the opposition charging from the opposite direction.
Ben M was again great in the ruck and around the ground, while Tank fought hard all day.
We finally got back on the scoreboard when Paddy found Alex again early in the final quarter as the Cannons finished strongly.
While Thea provided the tough highlight of the day, Brayden and Ben M combined late in the final term for the extravagant highlight. Brayden gathered the ball on the boundary deep in the forward pocket from where his left foot bouncing banana looked like it might take the perfect bounce through the posts until Ben stormed in and volleyed it through to hit the back of the net for the goal of the day.
While once again the kids showed plenty of heart and competed for most of the day and the score probably didn’t really reflect the effort, there’s plenty room for improvement, particularly working on foot skills, defensive skills and tackling.
Canada Bay Cannons Goals: Alex 2, Paddy 1, Ben M 1