Pukerua Bay Dolphins 2 North Wellington Fever 10
This was one muddy game!
The Fever were a player down so we are very grateful to Meredith for volunteering happily to be a Fever team member for the game. Meredith scored two goals for Fever and showed some real tactical play and positioned herself during corners to score, which paid off.
Reece scored the two Dolphin's goals with some well positioned big kicks. Lewis Wyatt and Tabitha Huxford both did sterling work in the goal, preventing many more goals than were scored and not being afraid of the mud. Reuben, Alex and Louis Bailey were all over the field working hard. Bruce played the most connected game he has had this season and got to the ball first several times.
Overall it was a really good exciting game and it is clear to both Stu and I at this game and the practice that the kids are really starting to make sense of the skills and tactics and also to work much more as a team.
Players of the day Reece Wyatt and Meredith Metcalfe.
Wests Suns 7 Pukerua Bay Skinks 2
The Skinks had a competitive game against the Suns this week. Their fitness was tested on a bigger field than they were used to. However, they started well with some impressive passing and excellent running on to the ball.
Maia scored a good goal in the first half and the Suns scored two. We started the second half strongly on attack. Courtney S had a couple of strong attempts at goal, which were well defended. Amy then made a lightening run from half way to score a sensational goal! This brought the score to two-all.
Unfortunately, after this the Suns dominated and we ran out of legs. Final score 2-7.
Player of the day: Courtney Spence for her energy and ability to run all day. Excellent work all over the field.
Special award: Mary Lynn Huxford for working hard all game and also attacking well.
All other games were cancelled.