NORTHERN STORM - MATCH REPORTS
Round 17 – against Sawtell
First Grade – report by Colin Scully
What an entertaining game, played in cold windy conditions on a pitch in dire need of water.
The refereeing was outstanding and hence the game flowed – none of this stupid stop-start rubbish we have had to put up with for the majority of the season AND the ref knew the rules of the game. WOW.
Both sides had plenty of opportunities to score but brilliant goal-keeping from both sides kept the match scoreless.
Our lads played great footy – everybody really “put in” – there were many excellent passages of play including very sharp crisp passing and then a number of killer through balls from midfield to the strikers and flanks that were exceptional. Our defence was very solid and it was pleasing to see our backs combining and interchanging with our flanks.
It has to be said that Grant Scully’s direct free-kick was a ripper and how the Sawty GK kept the ball out is mind boggling.
There were plenty of sore bodies at the end of the game – bloodied legs, eggs on legs the size of golf balls. This just showed the nature of the game – very fast, tough football.
Special thanks to Salvadore Wamara and Daniel Anyijong from Ressies – lads when you came on to the park in the second half of the match it was great to see you get involved immediately and enjoy your time on the park. Scott Tarlinton who stepped up from Ressies to play a full game in First Grade was outstanding – well done Scott.
A great effort lads. Bring on Westlawn next week and enjoy your footy lads.
Northern Storm 0 Sawtell 0
Man of the Match was Mitch Weeden – brilliant saves Mitch.
Our last competition match is Sunday, 10th August - Storm play Westlawn at The Cove, Korora. Reserve Grade kicks off at 12pm and First Grade at 2pm
PLEASE come along and support the lads.