Men's 1st Division - Round 8 vs Maclean Bobcats

What a start for Storm – another hat trick scored in the opening 20 minutes by Brendon Myers who took the opportunity to test the Maclean goalkeeper in slippery conditions. Goals were scored in 3rd, 5th and 19th minute.

Going into the sheds 3 nil up was very positive for the lads as they played a lot of “support” football.

The second half was tougher than the first as Maclean muscled up and in fact it was Maclean who scored first in the 20th minute and could have scored more if it wasn’t for some poor finishing shots and good solid defence from Storm. Welcome back Mitch Weeden in goals. But it was Storm who also missed a lot of opportunities with John Mangar finally netting in the 32nd Minute.

Matt Latham covered a lot of ground as did Mark Ifrah. We still need to play in formation as we move up and down the park with the midfield and defence moving up and back in sinc with the play.

A good result lads.

Northern Storm 4 Maclean 1

Man of the Match went to Michael Turner for another consistent performance.

Next Sunday, 9th June, Storm play Coffs United at McLean Street – Reserve Grade kicks off at 12pm and First Grade at 2pm – hope to see a lot of Storm supporters there.

First Grade – report by Colin Scully

Reserve Grade

Northern Storm versed Maclean at Korora Cove on Sunday 2nd June at 12pm.

Ground conditions were very slippery and the going was tough with cold misty rain to start the match. Storm started very good, the passing and attack was quiet good but a lack of concentration and some scrappy play in their goal box allowed for the number 6 for Maclean to score the first goal in the 11th minute of the first half.

The Storm played hard but so did Maclean and in the 21st minute Dut Garang the number 9 for the Storm scored with some scrappy play by Maclean in their goal box. Making the score 1-1 at half time.

Discipline was lacking in the Storm with 4 yellow cards being given by the referee and only 1 given to Maclean. The second half started again and Maclean played hard. I think the Storm were over confident thinking they would win the game, however Maclean had other ideas. In the 22nd minute of the second half the number 7 for Maclean scored, putting Storm on the back foot. However 4 minutes later the number 8 for the Storm Callum Smith with what i think was the goal of the day levelled up the score with 2 goals apiece.

The Storms man of the match this week goes to Dictor Dangrin for a solid performance in defence, followed closely by James Mangar. Well done guys well deserved. I believe this game slipped away from the Storm but well done to Maclean for a solid performance. The Storm need to tighten up there ball skills and passing if we are going to be a threat in the competition. Round 9 is going to be a big game for us so let’s get it together and show all teams what we are made of.

Trevor Jones