Round 7 - Under 12 Hurricanes vs Boambee Bombers

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Northern Storm Team Under 12 Hurricanes
Date & Venue 28th May - York St
Opposition Boambee Bombers
Coach / Manager Scott Murphy
Score 2-1
Match Report:

The Boambee team turned up to York St today ready to play. It appeared that the Hurricanes may have turned up expecting a win. Before the kickoff, coach Murphy warned the team that the attitude might require some adjusting.

Boambee settled in well and began a well structured game, and prevented the Hurricanes from mounting pressure. Loose passing, holding the ball too long and a lack of options was the story of the first quarter for the home team.

The Bombers threatened on several occasions to break through with some balls in behind the Storm backs... and eventually their efforts paid off with a great strike sending the ball into the back of the net.

The storm were shocked back into action, and started to find their own way in behind the Boambee defenders, but still had trouble getting within range. Late in the half Will Vaughan Schultz struck the ball outside the box, floating it up into the top corner of the goal, finding a narrow gap between the keeper and the near post - a beautiful goal to watch, bringing the score to 1-1 at halftime.

The instructions at halftime were to get some more positive talk out on the field and to pull the trigger without hesitation when in range. Regular keeper Dylan Vandermaat was given the striking duty up front and was able to use his speed to great effect, creating half chances, but eventually it was Sam Murphy putting the final goal in with a header off a corner.

2-1 was the final result, in a tight game played against a spirited opposition.

Full set of photos from this weeks game are here