U12 Youth Girls v Cronulla Sharks

Final Home & Away for the U12 Youth Girls

The ladder was tight going into the game against the Cronulla Sharks. A win early in the season gave the girls some confidence but it seemed likely four teams would end up level 4th after the round was completed. It was going to end up a percentage game.
The first quarter was a slow start highlighted by a booming goal from Amy and a nice goal for Hailey.
The second quarter was ‘the Hailey show’ with three majors. The girls in the middle led by nice tap work were starting to really gel. Christina, the rock in defence, repelled any forays from the Sharks. Ivy E was full of run and Audrey as usual showed blistering pace. Like Steve Irwin, Clara completely fearlessly tackled the biggest shark on the park.
A nice lead at the half break didn’t slow the Cannons down and Eady and Ivy P-B were relentless in the middle. Hailey has another great quarter with a further three goals. With Eady and Espy also joining the scorers.
Marley had another great game supported by Ivy T and great running from Zara.  Nine goals to 3/4 time was the best effort for the year.
If someone told the girls what they needed to score to make a finals berth with percentage, I’m sure they would have nearly fainted. We all thought Round Nine would be the season end. But they exceeded all we could have asked of them.
Ivy P-B pulled out her best 1/4 for the year with four goals with another to Espy and Ivy E. All the girls finished the game full of zest and attack on the ball.
It turns out that the massive improvement over the season has been rewarded by a spot in the semi-finals. No matter how that turns out we will all be super proud of the last game at St Lukes for the year.
Great effort girls & coaches.
– Rob