Match Report U14.4 – 25 March, 2006

vs Emu Plains
Opposition Score 1
Match Report The game started well with Aden taking a corner after 5 minutes and scoring with a well taken shot into the corner of the goal when the ball came back to him from a defender.
Blue Mountains continued to dominate the first half with backs Tom, Nick, Sarah, Tim and Ben well disciplined and clearing well any attacks while midfielders Mitchell C, Mitchell H, Scott and Rachel provided good service to forwards Aden, Otis and Liam.
After 21 minutes Mitchell C’s clearance found Otis on the edge of the centre circle, and he was able to outpace 2 defenders, taking the ball to the edge of the 6 yard box to score a fine individual goal.
Blue Mountains almost increased their lead 5 minutes before half time when Aden’s shot came of the bar after some good passing between him and Otis.
Emu Plains came into the game more strongly in the second half and scored from a penalty after 10 minutes.
Blue Mountains pressed with a succession of corners on both sides of the field following good combinations involving Otis, Scott, Nick, James and Mitchell H on the right flank. Meanwhile Rachel made some good saves and clearances to deny Emu Plains an equaliser.
Then in the dying minutes of the game Tim made a good run up the left and his cross found Liam who forced a save from the Emu Plains goalkeeper. Blue Mountains were awarded a free kick on the edge of the penalty area when the opposition ‘keeper handled out of his area. Mitchell C’s strong free kick hit the bar and bounced out after hitting the ground but the alert referee correctly judged the ball had crossed the line and awarded a goal to restore Blue Mountains’ 2 goal lead.
Goal Scorers Aden. Otis, Mitchell C
Player of the Match Rachel