ISACK U13 Girls Netball
TES 43 vs 3 BSK
After a superb start to their season last week at home to ESF, the girls were looking to continue their fantastic form. This week’s match proved to be a little more difficult, but nonetheless they played extremely well once again.
As the scoreline reflects, Angelina and Darcy once again did a superb job in the shooting circle. There were a few misses tonight which tested the girls’ resilience, however their discipline and patience paid off ensuring that a miss was at least a victory on the rebounds.
In the first quarter, the girls came out firing off all cylinders. They quickly overturned the BSK centre to score the first goal of the match. This was quickly followed by a stream of goals thanks to a fantastic team effort from the defensive end up. Within the first 5 minutes of play, the ball never entered the BSK shooting circle and all seven girls worked tirelessly to ensure a goal was not to come. Unfortunately after a slight lapse in concentration, BSK’s first goal game courtesy of some wonderful play by their GA. The girls knew they needed to sharpen up going into the second quarter to avoid their hard work being undone by silly unforced errors. The score after the first quarter was 12-1.
As we moved into the second quarter, the girls were fired up and once again played some stunning netball never letting up on BSK. Defensively, our girls mounted the pressure from the first whistle of the game and this continued through with numerous ‘held balls’ being called in our favour - a truly excellent team effort! But as with the first quarter, momentum slowed and mistakes ensued as the girls once again allowed BSK the opportunity to score. At half-time, the score stood at 21-2.
Up until now, the girls had played some superb netball, showcasing that hours of training was paying off. The second half was a better performance overall, despite the girls beginning to tire after their energetic first half. They continued their rampage in the second half, conceding only one more goal and scoring a further 22 themselves. It was a fantastic performance once again and the girls played well. A 43-3 win was well deserved by all 11 girls who took to the court. Next week, they play KES at home. Well done girls - 95 goals scored and only 3 conceded so far this season - awesome!
ISACK U13 Boys Football
After a 2-0 win in the first game of the season last week, the boys were unable to build on their early momentum. ESF, after a 5-0 victory in week 1, continued the winning streak by beating the TES boys in game 2. TES made a nervy start to the game, giving away possession and making too many errors. When the boys got the ball on the ground and played simple football, they looked good but unfortunately too often the passing was sloppy and we did not challenge for the ball when it was bouncing around. ESF were a solid team that had a couple
of strong players dominating the game at both ends of the pitch. Having said that, our boys battled well (particularly Matthew and Omar in defence) and worked hard up and down the pitch through Maxwell, Jack and Richard. Midway through the first half ESF won a corner which they capitalised on. A great delivery into the box was met by an unmarked player on the back post that directed it towards goal. Ben tried to clear the ball away but mistakenly- and unluckily- put the ball into his own goal. Shortly after, ESF found themselves 2-0 up after a long clearance bounced numerous times down the middle of the pitch and the ESF player was first to react. The second half was more positive for TES with Truman coming on and adding to the energy in the team and Luca having some great touches of the ball. Despite the improvement in the second half however we were unable to score a goal that would have got us back in the game, with Richard coming closest after a great pass from Maxwell. The TES boys worked very hard all game long in very hot conditions and tried their best, despite it not being our day. Overall it was a decent performance by the boys but we must improve our concentration defensively to avoid giving teams an advantage on the scoresheet, things to work on in training and the boys will be back better and stronger for next week’s game versus TEA.