Round 5 - Under 12 Hurricanes vs Nambucca Strikers

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Northern Storm Team Under 12 Hurricanes
Date & Venue 14th May York St
Opposition Nambucca Strikers
Coach / Manager Scott Murphy
Score 4-1
Match Report:

It appeared that the Hurricanes started the match a little tired and disorganised... perhaps too many late nights, or too much running around in the pre-game warm-up!

Luckily the disorganisation was temporary and the boys started to put Nambucca to the test... a number of through balls were being played for the Storm forwards to chase down, but there were consistently found wanting for speed as the Nambucca centre back shut down every opportunity with his blistering pace and confident clearing at the back.

Midway through the 1st half, Jyden Pike found the back of the net to open the scoring. The opportunities were starting to come and the boys started getting a few crosses into the box, ready to be put away. The ball finally found it's way to Araken Plumb, open on the back post, and after mis-hitting it the first time, managed to put it away before the defence arrived.

Even with some players in key positions affected injury and illness, the Storm backs defended well, though a minor lapse just before halftime allowed the Nambucca team a chance and they took it. 2-1.

Into the second half and the Storm's passing and moving game as per coach Murphy's instruction at training was beginning to deliver results... though the boys were lacking a bit of concentration and the passes were not finding feet enough of the time. Another attacking raid saw Ziggy Brown fire the ball into the goal to take a 3-1 lead. This was followed shortly after by a second goal to Araken, after the ball had spilled from the keeper's hands.

4-1 was where the score stayed... Sam Murphy very nearly added to it in the dying minutes but was denied by a fantastic save from the Nambucca keeper.

Another good result and a great effort from the whole team. Well done boys.

Full set of photos from this weeks game are here