|2019 U12 Div 1||1st June 10:00am||League Round 7||SSC Polo Ground Pitch 1|
With a week of rain, the Stirling United home game was moved to Strathalbyn. The filed was in great shape and it was a mild temperature which made it a good day to watch a great game, and that is what we had.
Stirling Untied got away early with a corner deflecting into goals, but the Rams fought back to level the scores and the next twenty minutes was an arm wrestle for goals. Both teams showed great skill and the smaller rams took it up to the physically dominant Stirling team and by the end of the first half the score was 1-3 to Stirling United.
The second half saw the Rams adjust and come back out with a different plan, and it paid off quickly with the Rams Aiden Williams getting one back early. The strength of the Rams defence was tested often but they challenged every ball and made clearances to their teammates. Johnno Holdback worked hard in the midfield to contain the breakaway runs and anything that got through was shut down by Sam Peplinski and Josh McCafferty. Ben Kramer took on the challenge of containing their dominant player and did a fantastic job.
The game intensified and the rams worked to be up 4-3 with 7 minutes to go after and Eric Fahner goal, but Stirling United found another gear and pushed up for two quick goals to finish ahead 4-5. It was a great day and a thrilling game.