U13-3: Match Report Round 7

Canada Bay Cannons U13-3 v Maroubra Saints

Round 7, St Luke’s Oval

Match report by John

A maiden win for Season 2018!

Last Sunday our Cannons came out firing with an emphatic victory over the Maroubra Saints. It was sweet revenge as the Saints gave us a touch up in the season opener.

The first quarter was very much an arm wrestle, which saw the Saints go in at the break leading  7-1. An unimpressed coach Andrew, gave the boys a good old fashion rev up at the break.

This certainly worked wonders as the boys fired up, posting 27 unanswered points in a dominant second quarter. While it was good to post the points, the most pleasing aspect for Coaches Andrew & Ben, was the unrelenting and scrambling defence that kept the Saints  scoreless for the quarter.

With the wind in their sails, our boys maintained the momentum from the second quarter and posted another 3 goals. At the three quarter break, the scoreboard showed a substantial lead.

Yours truly was telling the boys NOT to look at  the scoreboard and stressing that the game goes for four quarters not three.  Mind you, these were the words coming from a nervous and excited team manager.

The last quarter was a dour affair. Although we only posted one goal, we managed to keep our opponent’s scoreless.

It was certainly a memorable victory, based on pure guts and determination.

Well done to our goal scorers, Harry, Daniel V, Jack, Filip, Lucian & Rohan.

While it is good to acknowledge the great goals, all this would not be possible if it wasn’t for the hard work & defence of our backs. The midfield also played their part in getting the ball into the forward pocket. If anything Sunday’s victory was a  TEAM effort.

Coach Andrew was ecstatic with the victory and acknowledged all the boys on their effort.

The second runner up went to Ollie S, who once again was a tower of strength in the back line, constantly repelling any goal attacks from the Saints forwards. The first runner up went to Rohan who had an awesome day with the boot, kicking a couple of goals and unlucky not to have posted a few more.

The man of the match award went to Anthony.

Andrew mentioned that this was Anthony’s best game of the year as he was in the thick of things in both attack and defence.

While we have acknowledged the runners up and man of the match, on the back of an awesome victory it would be remiss of me not to mention ALL of our Cannons , as they ALL had outstanding games!!

So Congratulations and well done: Jacob, Harry, Patrick C, Oliver R, Viren, Chris, Patrick R, Jack, Daniel V, James, Phoenix, Finn, Rameez,Lucian, Nirvan and Filip!!!!

A memorable victory indeed, hopefully we can build on this for the rest of the season.