Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Junior soccer on the field again

THE coaches of New Norfolk's junior soccer teams report on last weekend's matches, which were the first after the school holidays.

Under 6 Red: Had a fantastic game. "I am so proud of them. They are beginning to work the ball more, were calling out to each other and had lots of fun together. I can't wait for next week to see them develop further! Well done everyone - thanks to Kerith for the clean soccer tops and oranges and many thanks to Jenna for washing our tops this week. Super teamwork."

Under 6 Black: Had a good game against Holy Rosary at Tynwald Park. "Stephanie Judges played a great game in attack and defence and Amber Rainbird scored a good goal in the first half. The whole team is improving each week."

Under 6 White: Played a great game against Derwent United in their first night match, running the ball very well around the ground. 

Under 7 Red: Had a great game. "Caitlin, Makayla, Jkobe and Daniel all did a great job considering only four players and very warm! Great effort."

Under 7 Black: Played an excellent game with lots of running to warm up. "Some good passing. Hamish, Jacob and Jack were the goal scorers. Big kick-ins and clearing by Declan and Jacob. Congratulations boys."

Under 7 White: Played great game against Bagdad with Cale, Ella and Jessie all scoring goals. "Good team effort!"

Under 8: Played their best game yet, losing 2-3 to Dominic. "Well done Maiken and Abby on your goals. Special mention to Luke and Cody on stopping heaps of goals."

Under 9: Had a win against Dominic Maroon, 4-2. "Goal kickers were Ostyn 2, Aidan 1 and Jacob 1.  Great saves made in goals by Luke and Brock. Great game by everyone, well done."

Under 10: Played a great game against tough competitors Holy Rosary at Tynwald Park. "Well done to all team members for never giving up, and especially to Montana for her impressive goal in the second half."

Under 11: The side rallied together to play a good game against Glenorchy Knights. "Although defeated the players never stopped trying with improvement shown by all, particularly in the second half.  Well done team!"

Under 14 Red: With only 11 players available for this game and seven of these having already played the Under 14 Black game in the morning, the entire team showed great skills and teamwork to come away with a 1-1 draw against Beachside at Sandown Park on Saturday afternoon. "Sensible passing and better thinking showed the players that they didn’t need to always bomb away to get the ball forward. Adam Blackwell was sensational as our goalkeeper, repelling many shots at goal and Cheyenne Harwood really stepped up her game this week. Jakeb Rhodes showed that you don’t need to drive the ball hard to score, with his slow speed goal fooling Beachside’s goalkeeper. Well done team!"

Under 14 Black: Played a great game in very windy conditions against Taroona at Kelvedon Park Saturday morning. "Although we lost 3-2 all players did a great job and should be pleased with themselves. Jacob George was doggedly consistent and Lachlan Farrah did some good work to set up Jordan Bailey’s second goal. Great game team!"

Thank you to all coaches and parents for providing reports.

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