Under 9 Teal v Newtown Reds
The U9 Teal Team played the Newtown Reds on a truly winter Saturday at Five Dock Park.
A tight tussle ensured in the first quarter as the heavens opened up, with both sides coming to terms with the wet conditions. While the Power had many chances in the forward line through excellent mid field work by Scott and Harry, the forwards were unable to capitalise. At the other end Callum and Kaya were all over the Reds forwards ensuring a low scoring quarter.
The second quarter saw a real scrap end to end, with Scott running hard and making some incredible tackles, and Tom N managing some crucial hand passes in the wet conditions. Callum managed to break through many packs and get a crucial kick away and Declan stood up strong in defence.
The call was made at half time to ‘man up’ on the Newtown reds and kick long and Teal rose to the challenge. Harry and Sean increased the tackling while Nick provided plenty of run out of the backline. Ethan D took a great mark in the forward line but was unable to capitalise in the wet conditions but the boy’s intensity around the ball was impressive.
The last quarter produced some brilliance in the forward line, with the Power peppering the goals and coming home with strong gust, just like the weather, with Scott and Harry (yes, ok, technically he was a mid fielder…) scoring majors. The boys maintained a clean sheet at the other end with Nick and Tom keeping the Newtown boys at bay and Kaya and Sean keeping the mid field tight.
A tough low scoring game in ‘true’ football conditions, and a fantastic performance by the boys who got stronger and stronger as the game went on. The tackling was fantastic as too the intensity around the ball so well done to all the Teal players.
A special mention to Declan, Harry, Kaya and Callum for filling in for the Newtown team who were a player down.
Thanks to all the parents for braving the conditions on the side line! Thanks also to James M and Simon C for BBQ duties and and Sean B for excellent goal umpiring.