Match Report U14.4 – 3 June, 2006

vs Emu Plains
Opposition Score 0
Match Report Blue Mountains defence dominated from the start, with Tom, Ben, Scott, Tim and later Mitchell C coping well with Emu Plains attacks. With the wind behind them, the ball often went past their forwards when goalkeeper James was able to collect and clear well.

After 8 minues one of James’ clearances found Steven who ran through the centre, outpacing defenders but his shot was saved. 10 minutes later a good run down the right by Mitchell H ended with a great cross and Liam trying to connect was fouled by a defender. The referee had no hesitiaion in pointing to the penalty spot from which Mitchell C converted to give Blue Mountains a one goal lead which was the only goal of the first half.

The wind was behind Blue Mountains in the second half and it certainly helped them to move forward. Midfielders Sarah and Mitchell H combined well with wingers Will and Steve to give good service to forwards Liam, Rachel and Otis. In the first 5 minutes of the half Steve had a shot go just wide, a shot saved by the ‘keeper after beating 2 defenders on the right wing and a shot go just over the bar. Then after 7 minutes Tim had a great run up the left, Rachel met the cross and her strong shot put Blue Mountains two up. 5 minutes later, Tom and Mitchell H combined well, Mitchell put the ball through to Otis and Rachel again met the cross but this time her shot was saved. Then 3 minutes later, Steve made a great run up the right, Otis reached the cross but his shot was saved, the ball fell to Liam whose shot hit the bar and Rachel made no mistake with the rebound to give her second and Blue Mountains’ third goal.

Blue Mountains continued to attack and Scott and Will both had shots saved but the score remained 3 – 0.
Goal Scorers Mitchell C (penalty), Rachel (2)
Player of the Match Will