Mens Reserve Grade - Semi Final #1 vs Urunga

Match report men’s reserve grade semi final. Northern Storm vs. Urunga

The rain has stopped and the cove was looking great for the first semi final between the Northern Storm and the Urunga Raiders. The Storm was all over Urunga for the first 20 to 30 minutes of the game. The ball movement and passing game was a treat to watch. We had a number of chances to score goals with some great strikes at goal and 2 dot penalties but it just wasn’t our day .To Urunga’s credit they played hard and kept us without a goal for the game. Just before half time a sickening collision between Keiran Clerke and Rob Marshall ended up with a broken leg to Rob from Urunga. An ambulance had to be called to take him away to hospital.  The Storm team and club would like to wish you well in your recovery. We as a team know how passionate these two young men are and I hope they don’t lose that passion due to a bad accident. I would like to let everybody know the first player to respond to the accident was Storm Player Brendon Meyers who ran off the field to organise the ambulance and look for a stretcher even when the lines person threatened him with a yellow card. Hey Brendon well done mate that has been the best display of sportsman ship i have seen all year.

The second half began and our boys just didn’t get back into the rhythm of the game and Urunga put 3 goals in the Nett closing us out for the first final. Next weekend we play Urunga again on their turf so lads let’s get them next week we are not done yet.

No man of the match this week but best team player goes to John Paul Ndayragige  he gave up his spot to play today due to having to many players. That’s a real team and club man thanks John Paul.

Reported by Trevor Jones