It was cold, very windy and a 8:30am K/O on a Saturday morning – could it get any better?
Yes it does…….we saw a dominant performance by the U11A’s that was not however reflected in the scoreline even though they controlled the game virtually from start to finish. The only time their concentration dropped was near the end of the game when Figtree scored a consolation goal from a free kick and I doubt we will see a weaker, softer effort all season.
The match began with Russell Vale in the ascendancy and despite creating numerous chances failed to find the back of the net. Then Riley Hanlon marked his debut for the A Side with a goal and soon after Jordan Errington kept us his recent goal scoring streak by adding a second just before HT.
The second half began much as the first half had ended with Russell Vale on the attack and a clinical finish from Blair Dunn made it 3-0 to the Cobras. However the goal of the game and a potential for goal of the season has to go to Baxter Bowler Prentice for his strike from 25M that flew into the top corner to give the green machines an unassailable lead. Despite the difficult windy conditions Russell Vale did manage to get their passing game going but it wasn’t easy. To put it into perspective last season we failed to beat Figtree in two attempts and they made it the Grand Final, so it was a good result under difficult conditions.
As most of you would be aware by now, sadly it would appear we have lost the services of Ethan Larnach for the remainder of the season due to ill health. His enthusiasm and tireless effort will be missed and on behalf of his team mates and coaching staff we wish him a “Speedy” recovery.
Next Saturday we are at home to Thirroul who until recently were in Division II so it should be a good game. Once again it’s an 8:30am K/O so the players need to be at Cawley Park by 8:00am.Ta!