NORTHERN STORM - MATCH REPORTS
Round 15 – against Boambee
First Grade – report by Colin Scully
I couldn’t make the first round game when Boambee beat us 5-3 on their home ground but I just couldn’t imagine that they would beat us on our home turf in the second round. To say that everyone was shocked with the result is an understatement. Nothing went our way including the refereeing decisions.
Regardless of being down 2 nil at half time the players and coaching staff were of the belief that Storm played the better game in the first half and were confident of bouncing back. A chance to convert a penalty in the early moments of the second half was missed. The lads seemed to lose momentum and Storm’s formation was lacking as players appeared to take it upon themselves to play “catch up” footy which meant the gaps opened up time and time again. Yes we were missing players through injury and suspension and some were endeavouring to recover from the flu. This simply highlights the need for depth of talent.
The ladder really tells the story for this season - in particular the “for and against” tally of minus 1 – we have been unable to score many goals and have conceded far too many goals – simple as that lads.
I am also amazed at the continuous stop start game – free kicks galore – Boambee finished with 5 yellow cards and Storm 1 yellow and a red. This is ridiculous.
Three games remain lads and anything can happen. Good teams have lost games all season when they have been expected to win. Let’s really dig deep and enjoy our football.
Northern Storm 0 Boambee 3
Man of the Match was awarded to Jarrad Swan for a tireless performance.
Our next match is against Orara at Orara on Saturday 26th July – Reserve Grade kicks off at 3pm and First Grade at 5pm – bring your winter clothes – you will need them. See you there.