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MATCH REPORT ROUND 3 - Sunday May 12th 2019
Mail - Annette Maloney - Outlook
This Sunday our girls went to Albert Park to take on the girls from South Melbourne for the Mother’s Day clash.
Again, a fantastic turnout from our girls.
Hazel was captain for the day and we kicked to the city end against the wind for the first quarter. Sth Melbourne got off to a fast start scoring the first goal within the first few minutes but our girls regrouped and tightened up.
The second quarter was another tight battle with the ball moving quickly through the middle field but we missed a couple of shots on goal but managed to restrict Sth Melbourne also.
The girls came out after half time and with Sofia dominating in the centre. Issy went down back and laid some fantastic tackles as did the tackling machine that is Summer A. The final quarter was another tense affair as we kept pushing towards goal. We were super unlikely with a few shots on goal that just missed. Claudia played a great game in the midfield pushing the ball forward at every chance. Amber played a fantastic quarter up forward and was again unlikely not to put one through the big sticks. Ananya, Elizabeth and Ella worked hard all game either back or forward getting the ball out of packs. Special mention to Isabel who played her first game with us on Sunday and played really well.
Back at home this week against Brighton Beach so looking forward to another amazing effort by the U10 girls.
MATCH REPORT ROUND 2 - Sunday May 5th 2019
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the U10 girls made the trek down to East Caulfield for their second match of the season against the Caulfield BearsJFC.
We had a fantastic turnout of girls which was really pleasing to see.
The game started at a furious pace with Caulfield scoring the first goal, however our girls fought back quickly with a devastating run by Summer A into the goal square and a timely dish off to Alice to score our first goal. The teams were evenly matched which meant the ball was flying round the ground. Issy, Claudia and Sienna were dominant in the midfield pushing the ball forward at every opportunity.
Ananya, playing her first game of AFL, was fantastic in defence. Going in hard and getting the ball out to runners out of defence in Elizabeth and Lara. Amber and Scarlett were fabulous in both defence and attack.
By ¾ time, the Caulfield Bears had got out to a handy lead, despite the herculean tackling and chasing efforts of Ella, Amelia and Isla.
The final quarter was action packed. Hazel and Sofia were dominant and with Issy and Jas continually pumping the ball forward we started to get the ball down to Claudia in the forward line who finished with multiple goals. Goal of the day must go to Summer T who streamed down the flank to kick a beautiful goal. Unfortunately the girls just fell short of victory but if we had another 5 mins I am sure our pressure and momentum would have got us over the line. All in all a fantastic afternoon for the girls and they should all be extremely proud of their performance.
Bring on South Melbourne this week.
MATCH REPORT ROUND 1 - Sunday April 28th
Sunday, 28th April 2019 marked for many of the U10 girls team their first competitive game of AFL.
The opposition was formidable. They were a well drilled, experienced team that had obviously played a great deal of footy together, however what we lacked in size and experience, we made up in endeavour and resilience. Our girls chased hard all day and restricted the run and goal scoring of the opposition in the second half.
Every player contributed on the day, whether it be the goal saving tackle by Summer A or the run through the centre to drive it into attack by Issy. Amelia and Scarlett were furious in defence as was Summer T and Elizabeth. Super proud of Lara, who is new to AFL, as she went in hard all day and kept getting the ball out of packs. The pace of Jas, Ella and Isla nearly combined for our first goal however the ball bounced the wrong way and the opposition was able to clear. When in the midfield Hazel and Alice were continually first to the ball, illustrating to the coaches their obvious potential.
During training this week, we definitely have some things to work on, however all in all the coaching group couldn’t be prouder of the girls today. The biggest highlight for us was seeing the girls arm in arm singing the song back in the rooms with big beaming smiles. Bring on next week