Entries by Match Reporter

Under 17s last hurrah v Pennant Hills, Sept 11

Canada Bay Cannons v Pennant Hills Nothing was going to stop these lads playing their last game for the Cannons. Dodgy ankles, tweaked hamstrings, broken fingers. Pain was no barrier when it came to properly putting an end to an era. After starting his footy with the Drummoyne under 6s, Cam was determined to finish […]

U17 Div 3 Mongrel Ducks v Miranda, Round 5, Aug 16

MONGREL DUCKS v MIRANDA The Ducks came oh so close to pulling off one of the great comebacks in footy history with a blistering last quarter against Miranda only to fall one kick short of a thrilling victory. Trailing by six goals at three quarter time but with a strong breeze at their back in […]

U17 Div 2 v Easts, Round 5, Aug 14

CANADA BAY V EASTS One slog in the slop is good fun, two is a bit annoying. But three in four weeks is a little too much like Melbourne. The only rain to fall last weekend just happened to be in the few hours while we were playing footy on Friday night. Despite three wet […]

U12YG Round 3 v Ramsgate

Little girls with big hearts showed the way for the Cannons last week. Even though they were up against a much bigger team, the gutsy Cannons weren’t daunted by the task and never gave up, getting better as the game wore on.   Audrey and Marlie put their head over the ball and went in hard […]

U17s Div 2 Round 3 v Kellyville

The trip took longer than the game. But at least all those L platers clocked up a few hours. An awful leg injury to the poor Kellyville lad just before halftime put an end to what was shaping as a terrific contest. We might have been two points up at the time but we’d let […]

U17s Div 2 Rd 2 v Willoughby/Mosman

Sunshine’s overrated. Only a waterlogged hard slog in teaming rain, bottomless puddles and a descending gloom can produce a gripping game like that.  Footy’s a winter sport and every now and then in Sydney we actually get to play in wintry conditions. And they produce, not pretty, but gutsy footy with everybody throwing their bodies […]

u17s Round One v Moore Park, Bat and Ball Oval

It was worth waiting six months for. Not just a great win, but seeing the boys look after each other and respond when challenged. And watching new players make such an impression in their first game. Welcome to footy Liam, Ellis and Jordan. From the first ruck contest when Liam followed up his own knock […]

Round One – u17s Div 3 Mongrel Ducks v Pittwater

A new team takes the field The Mongrel Ducks stepped into the unknown at Jubilee Oval on Sunday and ended their day knowing that this joint venture will be a success. Eight Canada Bay boys teamed up with eight from Glebe/Newtown and under the excellent guidance of coaches Matt and Jack, they gelled together instantly, […]

U15 Rd 13 v Forest, July 28

Cooky for coach! We tipped it – Andrew joins the list of caretaker coaches this year to mastermind a rousing win in their first game in charge. But, humbly deflecting the mounting campaign to make it a full time appointment, Andrew declared “it was the players who did it”. Indeed, they did. So, enough about […]

Round 9 CBC U15s v Forest, June 16

We picked the right week to play on plastic. As Sydney copped a drenching and grounds were under water, we had the luxury of the ELS Hall synthetic surface, although there were envious looks at the kids trudging off the lower oval covered in mud. While we love a bit of mud footy, the good […]