Juniors Round Up: 2022 Round 8

Around the Grounds

With the cooler weather this week, our Junior teams were still able to come away with some great results in Round 8 with the majority playing away games.

U6 Tigers

This team is just getting better and better each week!

It was a tight match this week with scores level for much of the game against Mitchie Jets, however sadly going down 3-2 in the dying minutes.

Some amazing defensive saves and so many close calls made for a very entertaining game.

Awesome training and teamwork by Victor D’Arcy and a stellar defensive effort by Felix Silver saw them awarded with Players of the Day this week.

 

U7 Goannas

The Goanna’s played a fierce game against Mitchy Darwin.

The Goanna’s were fired up from the start and got the win 3-2 due to some great passing, running and goal shooting.

Well done to James who received the Player of the Day award.

 

 

U7 Geckos

The U7 Geckos played Mitchie Brisbane in round 8.

Both teams played well however Mitchelton was a stronger team to take the win in the end.

Okinda and Lucas both received a Player of the Day award for a great game and teamwork!

 

U8 Bees

The U8 Bees had a great home game against Grange Thistle Nairn on the weekend.

They continued on their winning streak and kept Grange scoreless with an end score of 4-0!!!

Eddie scored 1 goal and Max scored 3 with some excellent passes by the team to set up the goals.

The boys are showing excellent teamwork with their passing of the ball and solid defence.

Great work in goals this week by Ben and Harrison.

Player of the Day awards went to Eddie, Max and Will.

Keep up the excellent work Bees! We can’t wait to watch as you grow even more as a team throughout the season!!!

 

U8 Wasps

The Westside Wasps hosted the Narangba Eagles at the entirely civilized time of 10:30 in glorious conditions.

It was good to be back having a full bench but up against an as-yet undefeated opponent – it was one-way traffic for most of the game.

The team worked hard in attack this week – particularly Blake who picked up the achievement award. We did make several opportunities but sadly without troubling the scorers. Ryan was out everywhere this week and seemed to come away from every challenge with the ball and deservedly picked up the Player of the Day award.

 

U8 Hornets

The Hornets continued their undefeated run through the first half of the season with an away game against The Gap Dundee.

The boys did well with no substitutes this week with Ed & Mika away for the weekend and poor Harper spending the night in Hospital!

Jasper & Cooper shared the goal keeping efforts and both came away with clean sheets, however, did not see much of the ball as our boys dominated field position and played a lot of the game in the opposition half.

Archie, Attis, Ned, Fitzy and Patty didn’t stop running the whole game and utilised some space around the field to put together some passes and find the back of the net on multiple occasions.

The Hornets finished 5-0 winners with 3 goals to Fitzy and 2 goals to Patty. For his hat-trick, Fitzy took home the ‘Kickin Chicken’ Player of the Day award and Ned received the HJs Player of the Day award for his nice efforts when dribbling in attack. We look forward to welcoming back Ed, Mika and Harper for the next game!

 

U9 Dingoes

This week saw the Dingoes host the UQFC Cobras for the early kick off on a brisk Saturday morning – perfect conditions for football!

Both teams started with an air of caution, feeling each other out with most of the action at the half-way line with only limited probing runs deeper into the opposition half.

Once the lads warmed up, the game came to life and started to knock the ball around and open some space leading to a series of attacking corners for the Dingoes to capitalise on.

With Toby wreaking havoc with the opposition defence, a well-played ball across the face of goal took a deflection and found itself in the net – 1-0 to the Dingoes and game on!

With the game now opening up we found ourselves under some equal pressure with Will in goals making some fine saves and throwing his body on the line to keep the narrow lead.

Wilbur and Noah were working well as our defensive unit, (shades of Ferdinand and Vidic come to mind), holding waves of attack at bay and shutting their raids down with some exceptional tackling and cover positioning.

Unfortunately, we were not able to capitalise on any of our future efforts and a speedy counter play from their own goal box saw UQ break and their striker find himself in a one-on-one situation to coolly finish and equalise at 1 – 1.

Both teams couldn’t be separated and was a well-deserved draw for both teams, plenty for the Dingoes to proud of and opportunities to improve for next week.

This week’s Kickin’ Chicken Player of the Day award goes to Noah “The Wall” O’Connell – his feats in defence were huge this week, battled for every ball and unbeaten in any challenge he went into. Well done Noah!

Our Zarraffa’s training award was presented to Toby Whiting. Working as a unit on positioning, receiving the ball and first touch, Toby was exemplary in his effort and application, great work Toby!

 

U9 Brumbies

Another awesome win for the Brumbies!! The girls were able to win 6-2 in their away game vs the Grange.

Our goal scorers were Lily, Lucy and Quinn (who scored her first ever goal).

We also had Emily and Amber have a turn at goal keeper and both were awesome.

Lucy and Ruby received the Player of the Day Awards this week. Lucy had an awesome game scoring lots of goals and Ruby never gave up and put in 100% the whole game.

The girls are showing so much improvement week to week and it is awesome to see them put into practice what we work on at training.

 

U10 Wallabies

The Wallabies were away this week against Brighton Bulldogs Spurs. The boys had an epic game, demonstrating some of the best football they have played all year. They had great passing, running with the ball and 1v1 skills on display. The boys created some great goal scoring opportunities but unfortunately couldn’t find the goals they deserved, with the final score being 2-1 to Brighton.

Players of the Day this week were:

Benson for an incredible performance in his first time in goal for the first half, and determination to win the ball in the second half.

Remy, who showed smart defensive work in a new position with excellent ball play out of defence.

Ben with hard running with the ball into space in first half and then a number of tremendous and courageous saves as goalkeeper in the second half.

Keep up the great work Wallabies!

 

U10 Wolves

There may have been more than a few nervous jitters from some of the kids in the lead-up to Saturday’s match. The Gap “Seattle” team presented with a reputation of being a tough team, and the Wolves were playing already down a couple of players due to illness, with no subs at all in the second half.

The Wolves managed a dominant performance right from the start – their training is clearly paying off. The level of cooperation has significantly increased, so we’re seeing some really good setups that really make a difference in the number of goal-scoring opportunities.

The final score was 13-0, with Fin awarded a Player of the Day award. Goal scorers were Dexter (5), Jack (2), Teo (2, including a great penalty shot), Fin 1, George 1, and Eli 1.

Round 7 they also played a strong game against Peninsula Power, winning 8-1 on home turf. Eli received the Player of the Day award, with notable performances from James in defence, and Landon for some great goal keeping.

Thanks to Coach Jon for all his efforts, and well done to the kids who are clearly training well, and putting their training efforts into game day.

 








U11 Bears

Another tough game for the Bears going down to Moggill on their home pitch.

The boys identified plenty of areas of improvement to work on during training.

Player of the Day went to Alfie who was consistently in there putting pressure on the opposition.

 

U12 Warriors

The Warriors turned up against a red-hot Newmarket team on their home pitch this Round and finished with a loss.

There were glimpses and opportunities for the Warriors throughout the game, however, Newmarket was too strong in all areas on the day.

Eva received the Player of the Day award for her half-game of goal-keeping & usual tough defence at the back.