|Northern Storm Football Club Match Report|
|Northern Storm Team||Under 12 Hurricanes|
|Date & Venue||21st May - Polwarth Dr|
|Opposition||Coffs Coast Tigers|
|Coach / Manager||Scott Murphy|
Today was time for a real tough test. The unbeaten Tigers are the clear leaders in this year's under 12 boys competition so far, but coach Murphy had clear instructions... "make them earn it".
The Tigers midfield controlled the play well and had the Hurricanes defence scrambling from early on, but it wasn't long before the tigers broke through, with their striker allowed a little too much space and finding himself with the ball and in range.
There was plenty of defending to be done, and the boys had a real dig. They certainly let the Tigers know that they were in a contest, competing well for every ball and making some great hard tackles.
The boys from the Storm struggled to get within striking range as they were shut down time and again by the Tigers.
With the two regular goal keepers unavailable for duty today, Haraj Atwal was a standout performer filling in, coming up with a number of great saves and showing courage under fire.
The Hurricanes didn't get the win today, but they should certainly walk away with their heads held high, for putting in a fantastic performance across the park.