DETAILS of the New Norfolk junior soccer matches from the weekend of August 3.
Under 6 Red played a good game against Derwent at Tynwald Park. Well done to all players.
Under 6 Black had a good game against Brighton. Amber Rainbird scored a great goal and Gemma White put in a top effort for the day. Well done team.
Under 6 White played a fast-moving game against Holy Rosary at home. Liam, Anthony, Will and Tristan all scored goals for the team, while Brady and Anthony both showed some really great defensive skills.
Under 7 Red played Under 7 Black at Tynwald Park. It was a fast game, with goals scored by Mikayla and J'Khobi, and some great attack and defensive work by Nayte, Caitlyn and Mia. A great team effort.
Under 7 Black played fellow New Norfolk team Under 7 Red. It was a lot of fun and a great match as friends played friends. Congratulations to Jacob Priest, Jacob White, Hamish and Jack for all scoring a goal or two. Also a big thank you to Tristan for subbing for the team.
Under 7 White played a great game against Derwent United. Good pressure and teamwork from all players. A special mention to Joshua Kelleher who kicked his first goal, well done Josh! Cale also scored a couple.
Under 8 played their best game for the season. Well done to Abby and Caleb for subbing for Glenorchy. Goal scorers were Cruez with 2, and Oliver and Abby with one each.
Under 9 went down to Dominic Black, 4-2. Both our goals were kicked by the birthday boy Ostyn,. Luke and Aiden had a half each as goalie and made some amazing saves. It was a fast and furious second half with special mention to Jacob and Maddy who were so close to kicking goals. Well done everyone.
Under 10 defeated Brighton Maroon at Tynwald Park. It was a well-contested game with Jed showing great skill and sportsmanship throughout both halves. Goal scorers were Jed (2) and Levi. Well done Under 10s.
Under 11 played a really good game against Moonah Primary. I am not sure what the final score was but it was close. Special mentions to Monique for putting the pressure on in the second half and to Nick who did well for his first time in goal. The Moonah coach commended our team's ability to hold their positions and was impressed with their work considering we were one down the first half and then two down in the second. Well done.
Under 14C had a fantastic game against the Tilford Zebras. Parents and coaches had the pleasure of watching two very evenly matched teams take it up to each other, going goal for goal with some great teamwork skills on show. There were no stand-out players this week as everyone put in 100% effort but a highlight was when Daniel Groom took the ball all the way from defence to score a goal for himself! New Norfolk prevailed 4-3 in the end with our goal scorers Lachlan Farah 2, Daniel Groom 1 and Blake Priest 1. Well done team!
Under 14D played New Town Eagles at Tynwald Park with New Norfolk ending up the winners 3-2. Sam Plunkett-Smith and Ryan Browning played extremely well. Aynsley Daft showed his usual acrobatic skills while Joel White also played well and was unlucky not to score a goal. Goal scorers were Sam Plunkett-Smith, Jakeb Rhodes and Braydon Wilson.