Match Report – 12G.2 – Game Date: 06/04/2019
BMFC 12G.2: 2
Wentworth Falls FC: 0
BMFC Goal Scorers: Alex Capararo, Tamara Kremenovic
Player of the Match: Adelaide Spackman
Match Report: Saturday 6/4 saw BMFC 12G.2 take on their Wentworth Falls FC counterparts on a slightly soggy but seriously sunny Pitt Park.
Coach John Walker (AKA Klara’s Dad) immediately set about getting the squad match ready while Manager Germaine Quinn assisted us all in adapting to the rules surrounding ‘The box’ and other details we weren’t used to. Her daughter, Louise, was still out with her broken collarbone, but they came along to help / encourage anyway (Thanks guys!).
Amanda Heke (Tiana’s Mum) put her hand up for marshalling duties and the wonderful Liz Ayres (Lucy’s Mum) got us some coffees (so she’s responsible for me remembering enough to write this!).
It was the first ever competitive match for the new look BMFC side, most players having stepped up from U10 .The previous match was weather affected.
New additions for the season include Tiana Heke, Julia Blake, Regina Tempest (absent due to illness) and Mia Pallister. You wouldn’t know it, such was their cohesiveness as a team first match out!
Right from kick off, BMFC were the aggressors, forward pack Chloe Kremenovic, Talulah “Toots” Blair and Alex Capararo making consistent attempts on goal.
First point came in the form of a goal by Alex, which was almost prevented by the post as she picked up the 2019 season pretty much where she left off in 2018.
The Midfield joined the fun, with a second goal by another of 2018’s scoresheet regulars (not that we were counting, honest!), Tamara Kremenovic, cementing the lead, backed by her mid-mates Leah Blinkhorn, Mia Pallister and Adelaide “Chooky” Spackman off the bench.
On the occasion play ended up in the BMFC half, defenders Lucy Presland, Tiana Heke (whose bright red boots seemed to be a constant flurry of action!) and Eloise Kooma De Bie did a terrific job helping regular (and expert!) goalkeeper, Klara Walker, keep WWFC scoreless.
The second half saw some positional changes with Leah doing an awesome job covering the goal while Klara showed her talents extend well beyond the goal mouth by appearing to be EVERYWHERE while playing in the midfield. Julia got her first run of the match, injecting fresh energy into the defence to ensure fatigue didn’t allow the scoreline to equalise.
As the teams began to tire, WWFC threatened often, but it just did not translate into goals. A third BMFC goal by Amelia (Milly) Hamilton demonstrated she had not lost her touch in the off season, but it was later disallowed.
Adelaide “Chooky” Spackman took the player of the match trophy for “running hard” all match (don’t let the red face fool ya, coach, there’s more where that came from!) in the midfield. Adelaide assured me in a post match interview that the rest of the midfield were running just as hard.
This match showed a new energy from BMFCG.2 and they coped with the larger field format as if it was how they’d always played.
WWFC challenged admirably and proved a solid team, they were also gracious in defeat.