THE coaches of New Norfolk's junior soccer teams report on last weekend's matches.
Under 6 Red: Played a great game against Brighton White. Well done team.
Under 6 Black: Played Moonah Primary. It was a good game in tough windy conditions. Special mention to Rodney Browning and Cody Britten for playing well.
Under 6 White: Had a super game against Brighton with all five boys scoring a goal each. Special mention to Liam for kicking his first goal of the season.
Under 7 Red: Had a great game against their fellow club team U/7 Black with Nayte, Mia, J’Khobi, Mikayla and Daniel playing a fantastic game with lots of hard work in defence.
Under 7 Black: Played New Norfolk U/7 Red. It was a close and exciting game as both teams tackled and won the ball, taking it down to their end and then having it taken by the other team and back up the other side. Well done to all the kids for great defending, attacking and goal scoring.
Under 7 White: Played their best game so far, getting a win against Derwent United under lights Friday night. Cale scored 6 goals and Jacob 1.
Under 8: Played their best game ever, winning 4-2 against Brighton.. Abby scored one goal, Maiken 2 and Cruez 1. There were some awesome saves from Caleb and Georgia in goals. Oliver, Sam, Cody and Luke all shared the ball, getting in there and giving it their best.
Under 9: Had a win against Brighton Gold 3-1. Goal kickers were Jacob, Ostyn and Aidan. Goal keepers Luke and Alex McMillan made some great saves. Well done New Norfolk, you played extremely well.
Under 10: Had a bye.
Under 11: Played a fantastic game, holding their defence well in the first half with nil-all at the beginning of the second half. Unfortunately it was a loss in the end but all players did well and are starting to work as a team. Special mentions to Jayden, both Jacobs and our awesome goalie Casey. Well done!
Under 14D: Played New Town Eagles at the Showgrounds in horribly windy conditions on Saturday morning. It was so windy that one goalie could almost kick a goal at the other end with his kick-ins while the other just had it fly back at him! Although it was a 5-4 loss it was an evenly matched game with both sides working hard. Jack Rose, Aynsley Daft and Sam Plunkett-Smith worked tirelessly to get the ball forward while Adam Blackwell again played a fantastic game in goals. Well done team.
Under 14C: Played Beachside in much better conditions at Sandown Park on Saturday afternoon. Again it was an evenly matched game with both sides playing exceptionally well. Standouts this week were Blake Priest, Campbell Evans and Jacob George. These boys have really stepped up their game these last couple of weeks and should be proud of their efforts. Thomas Fulton made some spectacular saves in goal, with the game ending in a nil-all draw. Congratulations team on a great effort.