Men's 1st Division - Round 6 vs Coffs Coast Tigers

Discipline again was encouraged by the coaching staff for this game and it was pleasing not to have any cards handed to the Storm lads.

Against the run of play Storm gave away a penalty to Tigers resulting in a good strike and after 15 minutes Storm were down 1 nil.

However it wasn’t long before Storm hit back. Goals were scored as flows:
1. Gum Mayak 22nd min
2. Brendon Myers 25th min
3. Brendon Myers 41st min

Half time score 3-1 Storm

In the second half the Tigers held on desperately but neither side could capitalise on some very good lead up work until a couple minutes from fulltime when Jamie Kennedy scored the goal of the day. This is how Storm should have been playing all day. From just near half way Grant Scully distributed a through ball to the right for Brendon Myers to run onto who crossed a perfect ball to JK who was flying through the middle of the park and fired a shot from outside the six yard box into the back of the net – 3 touches is all it took lads to score from halfway.

Lads, there are a few things to think about from this game:
1. we still need to ensure that our wing backs do exactly that – they need to not only attack out wide but most importantly they need to make those long runs back quickly to assist in defence;
2. we are still holding onto the ball far too long when we are attacking – let the ball do the work – support each other and run into the gaps after distributing the ball;
3. we still are not finding the feet of our target men up front;
4. defence need to push up quickly after the ball is cleared; and most importantly
5. we need to move up and down the park in formation.

Let’s put this into practice during our next game against Orara next Saturday.

Man of the Match went to Brendon Myers.

- Report by Colin Scully

Reserve Grade

Another beautiful day for soccer at Korora Cove with the Storm and Coffs Tigers facing off. The game started fast, both teams not wanting to give a inch. However in the 7th minute a pass from Peter Malith gave the opportunity for the storm striker Cameron Jones to find the net opening the scoring for the day. Both teams in first half played with some really good positioned play. It was a pleasure to watch even the supporters had their eyes glued to the game and were cheering there side on. The Storm’s defence was fantastic. The Tigers had real trouble trying to break out line. The Storm midfielder Jayden Kachel rolled his ankle and had to be carried off. We wish him well and hope he’s back very soon.

The second half began just like the first half, both teams playing hard and in the 6th minute the number 12 for Storm Cameron Jones hunting for the ball takes a chance and scored his second goal for the game. The Tigers were a bit shell shocked and came back hard. The Storm started to lose some momentum. Their discipline was lacking and they received 2 yellow cards and 1 red card. Playing one man down Storm needed to pick up. Tigers posted their 1st goal in the 36th minute by number 15 Musa. 3 minutes later the Storm number 12 Cameron Jones with some great footwork to beat the defender to shoot a long range goal beating the goal keeper giving him 3 goals for the match and the man of the match award, well done Cameron.

The Tigers were still hungry for goals and with some tired defence from the Storm let the number 9 Vichai score in the 44th minute making the full time score 3-2 to the Storm. The Tigers will take a lot out of the match they played very well but were not on the mark with their shots for goal. The Storm need to reflect on their discipline it could have lost them the game today. So they will need to work on that. The Storm will also need to play for the full 90 minutes and not relax 10 minutes before the end.

Special mention to Daniel Anyijong, Dictor Dangrin, Keiran Clerke for really solid performances today. Callum Smith the new lad with a bit more fitness will be a real threat for our opposition in the future. Not to forget Peter Malith I haven’t seen him play a bad game, well done Peter.

- Report by Trevor Jones