U12YG: Round 8 Match Report

Canada Bay Cannons U12 Youth Girls v Newtown Swans

Round 8, Drummoyne Oval

Match report and pics via Ian
An enormous rainbow welcomed the Cannons to their first game at Drummoyne Oval to take on the Newtown Swans.
Despite missing regular players in Skye, Hannah and Niamh, we welcomed Lucy, Scarlett and Isobel for their first games of the year. The Cannons were a little short on players, but that didn’t deter them.  They started in the same manner they finished last week. Even better, if that is possible. Quickly moving the ball forward and giving themselves plenty of opportunities to score. Sienna eventually kicked the first goal of the day, with Katie marking and kicking a second from the goal square.
The second quarter saw a stronger effort from the Swans, with their taller players exerting more influence. Tamara, Lila and Tahnee defended and fought back well keeping the Swans goal-less for another quarter. Meanwhile, Ruby continued to dominate the ruck, the forward line and the backline and anywhere else she went. Izzie topped off another dominant quarter by the Cannons, kicking a goal in her first game!
Ruby started the third quarter on fire and launched another trademark long bomb goal from outside 30 metres. Molly also worked her way into the game bombing the ball forwards and often marking the Swans efforts to exit their backline. Katie then used her strength and stamina to send another goal through and put the game beyond doubt.
In the final quarter, the Cannons did well to hold off the more attacking Swans. Lucy and Scarlett did amazing jobs in their first games, staying focused and stopping many scoring attempts. Molly and India again worked hard in the last, running hard and moving the ball out of their defensive half.
In the end it was a great win by the girls, despite being a few players down. There were also a few bruises, with Katie and Tamara shrugging off big bumps to continue playing and then present glamorously at the team photo. The Allens Snakes were well deserved this week, girls. Well done!