8 Pelican 2018
RND 3 VS CASTLE HILL ROCKETS
LOSS 0 - 8
Our team played good skilful football and worked hard until the final whistle against a Rockets team who had too much football awareness for so early in the season.
We will improve with more games played.
It was great to see when the ball was lost our boys turn and recovered to chase the Rockets and defend our goal or win the ball back and start our own attack.
Our goalkeepers Tanish and Mackinlay showed great courage and safe hands to defend their goal and frustrate the Rockets.
Byron, Tanish (2nd half), Braith and Nicholas worked very hard in midfield and our fullbacks Harrison and Joshua were solid in defence.
Well played boys.
Player of the Match Tanish and Mackinlay.
RND 5 VS HILLS PUMAS
LOSS 2- 3
It was an improved display of football and the team went very close to winning our first game.
It was nice to see our players passing to each other (but not in front of goals!) and there was some good attacking play on show.
Zac was our Player of the Match with his 100% effort closely followed by the great improvement by Byron. Good positional play by Harrison. It was good to see injured James once again come to support his team. Great sportsmanship James.
Keep up the good training and the win will come.
Player of the Match: Zach
RND 6 VS KELLYVILLE UNITED
LOSS 0 - 2
This was a game that was played in a fast and exciting way from the start until the final whistle.
Our attack and determined defense was excellent today with Man of the Match Tanish outstanding and Nicholas close behind with his hard running forward play in the first half.
James had a great comeback game and was unlucky not to score on occasions. Mackinly was excellent in goals with good wide place kicks to his fullbacks. Joshua had grate attacking play in the second half.
There were no easy goals for the opposition today. Great effort boys.
Player of the Match: Tanish
RND 7 VS KNIGHTS
WIN 2 - 0
This was a big improved performance for our first win with good attacking play and solid defense. Tanish, Seb, Harrison (2nd half) and Mackinly (1st half) were outstanding in defense.
Braith gave a strong first half display with 2 stunning goals before he had to leave for his basketball game! Nicholas, Byron and James (Player of the Match) put in big efforts with strong attacking running.
Zach and Josh once again gave their usual 100% effort all around the park. Goalkeepers Mackinly and Harrison showed their wonderful versatility by helping to keep the opposition goalless.
“Played well, done good” as a famous NRL coach once said.
Player of the Match: James
RND 10 VS RH RAMS B
DRAW 3 - 3
A fair result in a close game with Baulko showing a big improvement in our positional play. Our kicking game is getting much stronger. Byron had an excellent game as did our goal scorers Nick, James and Braith. Also Josh and Tanish had top games.
Player of the match was Byron