Womens Reserve Grade - Round 12 vs Boambee Eagles

Womens Reserves

Round 12

28/6 vs Boambee

This was scheduled to be a difficult assignment against the undefeated Boambee. To make things harder we had a couple of regular players out of action.

We started very well, contesting the loose ball strongly and putting together some great passing movements through midfield. However Boambee kept playing to their strengths on the wings and as the first half wore on we began to struggle a little to keep them under control. We stuck to our game plan and made the opposition work really hard to get shots on goal, however a couple of missed tackles saw Boambee get 2 goals up on us by half time. Despite the scoreline we were playing quite well and could have been in the game had we scored next.

That was not to be with Boambee picking up another goal just after half time, and we dropped our heads a little at 3-0 down. 3 more goals in that half led to a 6-0 result, not really what we wanted. We still have plenty to take out of this game, as teams like Boambee & Urunga who have strong 1st division teams continue to stack their Reserve grade sides with 1sts players. I felt we really contested the game for the first 45 minutes but we need to maintain this for a full 90 in future.

Great work from Jess at the back with some good controlled defence. The team all worked really hard in this game and the result was not a reflection of the effort the girls put in.

Mike Lloyd