THE coaches of New Norfolk's junior soccer teams report on last weekend's matches.
Under 6 Red played a wonderful game against Holy Rosary in very cold -1C conditions! Jade, Campbell and Hunter showed speed around the ground and great defence work. Tobias and Tristan had some great kick-ins and helped work the ball around the ground. Special thanks to Kerith and Scott for the warm Milo at half-time.
Under 6 Black had a great game at Brighton in the frost. The team showed great determination and played their best game so far. Gemma White scored a great goal.
Under 6 White played a fast-paced game against Brighton. William continued on to play a great game after copping a soccer ball to the belly. Great sharing of the ball this week boys, well done.
Under 7 Red had a great game against New Norfolk White in freezing conditions. Well done to Caitlin on a great running goal, three good goals to Makayla and two to J’Khobi. Great teamwork and passing from Nayte, Daniel and Mia.
Under 7 Black played a great game against Glenorchy Knights at Tynwald Park with everyone scoring a goal and working the ball well. Well done team!
Under 7 White had an enjoyable game against fellow team New Norfolk Red and everyone played well.
Under 8 played an awesome game against Dominic at home in the freezing conditions, coming out one goal in front. Well done to Oliver on his first game of the season. Luke and Oliver also had some great saves in goal. A special mention to Sam who despite being frozen played a great game!
Under 9 played a fantastic game on a very frosty ground. We had a win 13-1 with the goal scorers Aidan 3, Ostyn 2, Maddy 2, Brock 2, Alex Gunn 2 (his first and second goal of the season!) with Luke and Jacob one each. Great saves in the goals were made by Luke and Alex Bourne. Well done guys, you are all playing brilliantly and special mention must be made of Alex Gunn and Aidan who played a half each for Brighton – Aidan even kicking Brighton’s only goal.
Under 10 was defeated by tough competitor Dominic Black at Dominic. Special mentions to our goalies Lucy and Gemma for their consistent efforts and to goal scorers Jed, Levi, Lane and Blake. Given the icy conditions all players should be congratulated for their attempts to stay on the opposition.
Under 11 played a great game against Dominic. A special mention to Cody who was an excellent shot at goal and a special mention equally to Kasey our goalie for stopping some hard shots, and Lily for working well on the wings driving the ball into our attacking half. Good game everyone!
Under 14C played Olympia B at Tynwald Park with the game ending in a 3-all draw after a fantastic, well matched game. The game saw the ball see-saw backwards and forwards with many shots at goal from both teams. It’s been a pleasure for the parents and coaches to see how the players continue to improve since the start of the season, keep it up team. Goal scorers were Jayden Bartels with two and Blake Priest with one.
Under 14D played University at Olinda Grove early Saturday morning ending in a nil-all draw. The entire team played exceptionally well. In attack Jakeb Rhodes and Braydon Wilson made quite a few shots at goal to miss just “by that much”. The defenders were busy. Nathan Coleman is well known for his speed and last-line-of-defence ball steals, Joel White showed great patience to refuse to let the opposition past and Jack Rose consistently showed his level headedness and body-use skills. Great game team!