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St Mary’s Convent

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Match Report

A dark & stormy year it has been for the AA5’s. Indeed it took 6 games to achieve a victory! One of the team scribes now lifts his pen to expertly exaggerate the torrid events.

Also, it is this scribe’s first opportunity to welcome the new Bluey strip!! Where do we start the story Tingles? From the beginning: where a lightning “bend em like beckham“ needle in a haystack shot from the opposition worked its way passed Tingles who was first half in goals. The punching of a random hard object, however, was not to be had from our new coach as he must have had an inkling as to what was to come!

There was good work over the field including:

 

  • Denty’s ‘get out of the way’ runs up the pitch
  • Mungrel’s tackling and deft lay-offs
  • Slasher’s dogged marking and needle thread passing (I was at the end of one!)
  • Liam’s lightning runs down the line (our new Pharlap!)
  • Chris’ presence in the middle with some great ground passes!
  • Tony’s all-in efforts on the wings (pressuring the opposition)
  • Dirty’s dribbling and 1-2 passing!
  • Cranky’s holding ability in the middle of the mayhem
  • BK’s 110% effort for 110% of the time
  • Maxi’s multi-talented efforts in the goal and up front!
  • Tingle’s too for the multi-talented efforts and for his inspiring words at half time
  • The Scalpel’s precision holding techniques 😉
  • Grasshopper’s asic’s for holding up
  • Slider’s consistency in defending the important part of the field
  • Mini, Crussell and Heather for keeping the sideline colourful!

 

Mucho gracious from the team for slotting the 4 goals away – BK for 1, Tingles for 1 and Grasshopper’s Asic’s for 2!!! Well done lads.

Goal Scorers

BK, Tingles & Grasshopper

Player of the Match

First win – certainly a team effort!

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Match Report

Long hard road continues.

In front of the largest crowd of the season, thanks to the All Age Ladies for lending their support on the sideline, expectations were high for putting in a good performance. Coaching staff were quietly confident today we were going to earn our first three points of the season. We started behind the eight ball, being able to only start with no subs but the game started well enough with both sides imposing their will and both defensive lines held. St Clair pressed continually through the first half, but Ash and Adele were asking all the right questions and got the team on the board with a nicely constructed goal started by Tash and resulting in Ash beating the defence with her speed and slotting a lovely goal past the keeper.

With a step in the Blueys heal, the team pushed for a second and chances started coming from everywhere, but the score remained 1-0 until 3 minutes before half time as Liv did her best to hold back their striker from through ball but Alex was too slow to get down to the protected ball and the littlest of toe touches created a goalmouth mealy resulting in a scrambled goal. And there went our lead.

By half time the team was thoroughly exhausted and no subs were on the horizon to provide any relief. St Clair on the other hand had a cast of thousands and ultimately their freshness proved the difference. A swap in keepers saw an injured Bri between the sticks for the first time and she had an outstanding game, truth be known.

Rebecca, Liv, Emily and Hannah were kept extremely busy, but most impressive was Megan’s sweeping duties who matched Tash’s midfield efforts. Zoe & Bri, and later Alex, covered heaps of ground out wide and ran themselves into the ground. St Clair allowed us plenty of room in their half and we pressed most of the second half but just could not beat the keeper. St Clair counter attacked us regularly and midway through the second half surged down our left flank resulting in a goal against the run of play. Minutes later a similar move resulted in a cross being guided into our net by Meg. The girls took it with a sense of ironic humour but knew it was a longer road now back into the game.

Being 2 down we went on the attack constantly throwing players forward but exposing ourselves at the back which ultimately resulted in two late goals in the last 5 minutes which was more a result of tired legs than attitude. Impressive again was the whole team’s ability to go 90 minutes without subs and never relenting. Certainly an exciting game for all spectators played in good spirit. A sausage sizzle at the end of the game with our spectators being just reward for the efforts in the field and a relaxed team pondered what might have been.

Team spirits still high.

Goal Scorers

Ash & Meg

Player of the Match

Meg & Tash

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Jamisontown

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Match Report

The game we had been looking forward to finally arrived – 1st versus 2nd. Numbers depleted to the bare 11. The casualties being – Noddy (knee), Intensity (knee), Swinger (suspended), Swervin (BBQ duties). Fortunately the 5’s played before us and were able to provide a bit of help with Trigger and Mark backing up – thanks boys.

The first 15 minutes or so was a battle for control that neither side really gained. Both teams had a few half chances until Scotland gave a Jamo player a bit of a bump and a penalty was given. Ipswich and Roberto applied the now expected sledging but this week it was dispatched just beating Leeds dive. 1-0 down’.

An equaliser came a few minutes later. Calls for off side were waived away and La Celeste coolly passed the ball into the net. 1 each.

As we stood waiting for a Jamo goal kick, Gazza belted a rallying call. Something along the lines of ‘Come on Woodies. You’re playing at a much higher level than the Fed days now mate!’

The pump up clearly confused the boys as a few minutes later we found ourselves 2-1 down after a scramble in the box led to the Jamo forward poking home.

Half time came and we were upbeat despite being behind. Keep at it, close them down and the chances will come.

We started getting on top in the second half and a long range effort from Woodie was not held by the keeper and La Celeste nipped in to nod into the net. 2 each.

We had a few more chances as we dominted for long periods. Jamo were given a real chance after a pass back to Roberto went through to Leeds who picked it up. Indirect free kick 8 yards out. Fortunately the wall did its job and the ball was cleared. With less than 10 on the clock, The Kaiser knocked another great ball over the top and La Celeste completed his hat trick with a dink over the advancing Jamo keeper. 3-2. As Chop Chop described it ‘it looked beautiful from the back’. You’re not wrong.

A tense last few minutes until the final whistle came. A cracking game played hard but fairly by both teams.

After the game we learnt that Swinger was back next week. Thank goodness, I can’t write serious match reports too often!

Goal Scorers

La Celeste (3)

Player of the Match

La Celeste – lovin those new boots

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Blaxland Jaguars

 

Match Report

A local derby and a great competitive game. Riley and Arwen shared the duties between the sticks and did a great job. Kane scored his first goal of the year – reward for great defensive performances every week. Fin turned defence into attack on numerous occasions; James as ever was always first to the ball; Ash and Kiran in particular listened to the Coach at half time and dropped back defensively to cover the breaks the Jaguars had in the first half. Con scored a great goal to set us on our way.

Maeve was POW for a great enthusiastic attitiude at training every week and working hard in the game.

Goal Scorers

Con, Fin, Riley, Kane, Ash

Player of the Match

Maeve

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Springwood FC Zebras

 

 

Match Report

Good game Wolves. Excellent breaks from Alex, Hamish and Josh who all nearly scored. Great defence in goals from Brodie and Zach. Big kicks from Charlie while Lachlan, Layla and Luke all played well. Great team work.

Goal Scorers

Player of the Match

Hamish