Round 1 Match Reports
7th April, 2018
Tea Tree Gully v Valley View
TTG scored 2 first half goals
We only had one shot at goal in the first half which unfortunately for Kelechi hit straight at the keeper.
TTG scored again,
TTG were awarded a penalty for hand ball , penalty hit the post William [gk] grabbed the rebound well done William.
After a Valley View corner and some confusion Valley View were awarded an indirect free kick for a back pass ,
Everyone thought Kelechi was going to pass to Brannon but Kelechi spotted Izaiah free whom he passed to which Izaiah hit first time from about ten yards out with the ball hitting the inside of the left post and going in for a goal.
TTG were awarded another penalty for a foul inside the box this time TTG blazed over from 15 yards.
final score TTG 3 Valley View 1
A great effort lots of encouraging signs well done team .
Goal scorer Izaiah (1)
Under 12 Black
Under 12 RED
Although the u/12 red team lost there first game to Salisbury Villa 1-5,
we were very good the first half being down 1-2 & also hitting the cross bar .
We tired very quickly in the second half & spent most of 2nd half defending (very hot weather )
but most of all my team never stopped trying! Geoff
Hi all, well wasn’t it warm for the first game of the season. We travelled to Elizabeth Grove to play EG and the intensity was hot. Both teams attacked from the start with much end to end stuff until things settled and the game started to flow a bit better. Our defence seemed to be under attack more than theirs and that’s when a half- hearted cross/shot took a deflection and went in our net, 1-0 to them. We finally decided that if we put more pressure on them our chance will come and it did. A turn over in the middle of the pitch gave us a run at their defence and with a mix up at the back the ball was in the net via a great run from new boy Shabir, 1-1 at half time.
The boys were hoping for more of a rest but not to be. After the break EG were at us again and again but we stood up to the challenges and managed to push them back and have few shots and win some corners but could not convert. About midway through the half they had a cross from outside the box go over our keepers head and into the net, 2-1 to them. We pushed and pushed to see if our luck would change but it did not and the score remained 2-1. Apart from 2 lucky goals from EG the game was a reasonably even tussle. Also bearing in mind that we have new players, U14’s playing up a grade and it was our first game. I did tell the players not to worry about the result, they got two lucky goals and we did not. We did not play bad at all, a bit scrappy, but the score does not reflect the true game. Great effort by all, especially the 4 guys in defence that worked tirelessly in the heat, to Josiah for playing in goals and of course to our support crew ( families ) who cheered all game and also cheered off EG players after the game ( hope EDJSA were watching and taking notes)….thanks PS- thanks Scott, good talk.
8th April, 2018
Barossa United 2 d Valley View 0.
A new team (being a mix of last year's Under 15s and 16s) and a new coach for some of the players and a long distance to get to the game and extremely hot and difficult weather meant that it was always going to be a test for this new team today.
The first 10 minutes were a strain as players were playing in different positions and getting used to one another and also adjusting to the very hot conditions and this cost us dearly as we conceded 2 fairly soft goals in that time.
After this early shock was out of our system the boys settled down very well and we played some very good football and actually dominated the game with much more possession than our opposition. We had many plays with multiple player touches but it was our finishing that did let us down as we created many opportunities threatening to score but just could not finish these good chances. Sadly no goals came but all the players can hold their heads up high to have competed so well in very testing conditions.
With more team training and with the players getting better used to each other and a new playing style it is certain that better results will be coming soon.