Cannons U12 Youth Girls: Match Report Round 5

U12 Youth Girls Canada Bay Cannons v Southern Power

Lincoln Oval, Round 5

Match report by Christine

It was a windy and chilly morning as our Cannons U12 girls approached Lincoln Oval down in the Sutherland Shire.  Some drizzly rain, loads of umbrellas but still our girls got into business with pre-match warm ups.  The Mums, meanwhile, were treated to a beautiful morning tea offered by the Southern Power club.  We had cakes, biscuits, tea and coffee and a lovely guard of honour for all the special mums.  It was an even bigger treat to have our girls run down and present each Mum with a beautiful rose before the bounce.

All of the Mother’s Day fun behind us and it was down to business.  First quarter and the Southern Power came out of the blocks with an attacking energy.  They organised themselves quickly with some lovely set plays, strong marks and converted a couple of goals in front of the posts.  Our girls were still waking up I think but dug deep and kept themselves in the game and defended well.  We went to the break not making a dent on the scorecard.

Second quarter and the girls were now up and at it. The midfield really stuck to their positions and Rocket Ruby, Magnificent Molly and Incredible India drove the charge in managing the ball and keeping on their players. While we didn’t convert, we certainly started returning to our form of prior weeks. By the 3rd quarter we were in the game and playing much stronger.  A lovely number of set plays, strong passing and brilliant pressure from all the girls saw the Southern Power make a number of forced errors and the Cannons girls capitalised where they could. Killer Katie kept up a strong line of defence and with the help of Notorious Niamh they kept the Power on their toes.

Shining Skye and Heroic Hannah kept doing what they do best and didn’t surrender in their quest to attack the ball and keep the Power scoreless in the third quarter.

Our fourth quarter was definitely our redemption quarter.  We communicated well, we fought hard for the ball and enjoyed watching Incredible India drop a lovely kick in front to seal one of the last goals of the game.

While it wasn’t our day today for a win we loved the morning down in the Shire and look forward to hosting the Southern Power at home soon.