|2020 U12||8th August 9:00am||League Round 7||WWSC Main Pitch 1|
Was a dramatic change in the weather from last week. Cold and wet at Woodside Warriors home ground for round 7 as Woodside Warriors U12 Blue come up against the Nairne U12 team. After the last couple weeks being dry both teams today seemed to start of slow as they tried to navigate a wet pitch and ball. Both teams fumbling the ball and fighting to gain control of the play. Warriors seemed to get the upper hand after a while and with Poppy Thomas in forward with a great eye for her teammates positioning and a quick pass to Eddie Moylan it looked like Warriors were going to get one on the board relatively early. Nairne defense started to chase down the ball and when Moylan shot for goal it just clipped the top right corner and went wide. Nairne picked up their paces and once again both teams were working to try gain control of play. Warriors defenders Morgan Burroughes and James Lunnon were using their speed to be a nuisance to the Nairne players making them work harder to get the ball anywhere near their goals. Any that did manage to get close to their goal Warriors goalie Barnaby Bevan stopped them in their tracks. Warriors continued to hustle and with the assistance of Mack Olsson, Max Davis and Eddie Moylan Warriors were able to score the first goal for the match when Domenico Silvestri managed to sink the ball into the back of the net with only 2 minutes left of the first half. After some hot chocolate at half time to warm them back up and give a boost of energy Warriors went out ready to hustle once again. Seemed like Nairne has the same plan and both teams were well matched with lots of tussles for the ball. Play seemed to be going back and forth with both teams desperate to gain control. After just 8 minutes into the second half Warriors kicked it up a gear. They gained and held control of the play. Warriors Max Davis had a spectacular shot from goal from far left of the pitch and narrowly missed skimming the ball across the face of goal. Warriors Sidney Cotton, Domenico Silvestri, Mack Olsson and Max Davis were constantly on their toes keeping the ball down in their scoring end. Ryan Sutton and Jesse Mewett were floating in the middle to create another obstacle for Nairne to try and get through. Warriors player of the day, Morgan Burroughes was covering a lot of ground and seemed to be everywhere all at once with tackle after tackle taking possession of the ball and sending it back down the pitch. James Lunnon and Will Limbert also make their presence known applying pressure to the Nairne players trying to get through Warriors last line of defense with Barney Bevan ready to get anything that made it through. Warriors had opportunity to score on a few occasions but Nairne defense were all over the ball and constantly applying pressure. Warriors persistence paid off 27 minutes into the second half when Domenico Silvestri managed to kick the second goal of the match. Was bitterly cold and wet but even with frozen fingers and toes, Warriors never gave up and won the game 2 Nil.