|2021 U9||24th April 9:00am||League Round 3||SSC Polo Ground Pitch 1|
This week’s game away to Strathalbyn provided a bit of a reality check for Woodside U9 Blue after two strong performances. Strathalbyn settled much quicker into the match and whilst Woodside were still finding their feet Strathalbyn made the most of their first-half dominance, creating goalscoring chances through good possession and running off of the ball that split the Woodside defence several times.
The second half was a more even affair with Strathalbyn pegged back from time to time by some good forward runs from Woodside, and with a bit more work on finding space and passing Woodside will no doubt translate these into scoring opportunities in future games. Notwithstanding a brighter second half of football from the Warriors, Strath still found their way past the defence several times and were the better team by a nose.
The take-aways for Woodside this week are some lessons in possession, tracking attacking runs and having the resilience to keep their heads up in the face of strong opposition.