Match Report 22L.1 (05-06-2011)





Glenmore Park



Match Report


It was a brave 10 that fronted Glenmore Park this Sunday at Jamison Park following a venue change on a glorious day for footy. The team was looking to build upon last Sunday’s outing but with a score not reflecting the effort the group was looking to consolidate a better result built upon last week’s positives.

As has been the pattern of late the group jumped out of the blocks early & hard and did all the early pressing. With a changed positional order Zoe and Alex spearheaded the team’s attack, with Zoe proving very enterprising playing as a support striker, creating havoc with her speed, getting in behind the oppositions backs.

It was however Ashley playing in her more customary role on the right side who opened the scoring following a nicely played attack sweeping from the left side to the right side where she planted a low shot across the goalie in the opposite corner. Nice.

This was followed by another series of raids as the team kept pressing in search of more goals from the mid half goal but with all the effort came promising moves with sadly no reward.

Megs kept the team compressed up to half way forcing the opposition in offside or out wide and while Megs played her usual rock solid sweeping role it was Hannah and Rebecca that shone on the outside of what was an old school 3 defender formation.

The team’s positional play was actually beautiful and whilst outnumbered,   continually either won the ball at transition or in one on one tackle. Seemingly everywhere and with plenty of ball, we fashioned plenty of opportunities. As has been the case previously, we copped yet another sucker punch only minutes from half time, again from an out wide melay that found it way across our goals to a free player to even up the score. Ouch.

Not undaunted we unleashed Adele from goals to provide fresh legs in midfield, refined Emily’s role from a defensive midfielder to more attacking and looked to continue our first half dominance of the game. With tired legs we had a more sluggish start but slowly got into the game, but fatigue was evident as the free flowing first half football became more of a grind. Ashley still had plenty of running and teamed with Adele to provide opportunities but as was the case in the first half we just couldn’t capitalise on our efforts.

Taylor & Tash were moving mountains in midfield with a super human performance by Taylor seemingly taking on the whole oppositions midfield on her own, making up for missing last week, continually winning the ball or slotting into a sweeper role when required. Go girl.

But with our constant attack and down a player something had to give and Glenmore Pk had moved numbers into our box and a shot bounced off Alex into the goals with 5-10 minutes remaining. Seems to be becoming an understandable trend.

In the last 10 the game bogged down in the opposition half and all even the backs pressed forward in search of an equaliser with Tash firing over the bar late with probably the last real opportunity. A very entertaining game and again our girls showed they could punch above their weight and go the distance without numbers.

A more than pleasing result and a self belief that doesn’t fade,   irrespective of the situation the team finds itself in this year. Chin up girls, you are going great.

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