Perfect conditions on Saturday morning at Drummoyne Oval for the clash between the mighty Drummoyne Power U6s and the Moore Park Tigers. And clash was the word of the day with the Power team copping a barrage of injuries throughout the game (mainly falcons fortunately!) – but with great courage all players who went down were patched back up and thrown back into the action!
The Tigers dominated possession in the first quarter with some serious forward flooding techniques. Koji did well with some nice kicking out from full back and a great mark on the goal line to save a certain goal. A huge kick out from Jack in defence and a length of the field run from Ned led to a goal right on quarter time, so the Power did very well to get on the score board given the Tiges dominance – great determination was shown by all!
The second quarter started in a similar fashion with some brilliant defence from Lucas who spoiled a Tiger’s shot on goal, and Harry who with great persistence got a nice clearing kick out from full back. Jack managed a great kick out of the centre to Phoenix who was unlucky with his nice shot at goal touched on the goal line. But bouncing straight back, Lucas gave a quick hand pass to Frank who kicked to Zac who then kicked a very nice goal – awesome teamwork!! And two very impressive marks in a row from Ned & Jack ended the quarter strong.
The last quarter started in spectacular fashion with Ned taking a contested mark in defence. Frank also showed desperation in defence and managed to keep the Tiges scoreless for a long period. Jack showed courage by bouncing back from a big bump and scored a goal. In keeping with the brave displays all round on the day, Zac copped a ball in the snoz and thanks to a bloody nose ended up looking like he had gone 10 rounds with Mike Tyson – but managed to get back into the action soon after.
With so much bravery and determination on display, a very proud day for all the parents of the mighty Power U6s! Special thanks to coach Carolyn, who kept the boys going through all the chaos!