This week the U9A team took on Hurst. Today’s captain was Priya who got the team off to a great start by winning the first centre pass. The girls got off to a bit of a shaky start and seemed a little nervous in their passing. They were moving well and getting the ball down to the shooters but they weren’t converting them into goals. Towards the end of the first quarter the girls were dominating the play with Anna and Priya working extremely hard in defence to keep the play with the attack. The score after the first quarter was 0-0. After and encouraging team talk the girls were ready and determined to get a goal. Bella quickly won back the ball from the Hurst centre pass and the ball was passed effortlessly into Rachel who scored the first goal! A great start to the second quarter! Play continued to be strong from both teams but Copthorne were now converting their chances. Further goals were scored from both Rachel and Bethany to bring the score to 3-0 at half time.

During the second half the girls pulled further away, working hard for the ball and making sure their passes counted. Tianna was fantastic as centre and was now controlling the play while Talia and Ruby were solid in defence and Rachel and Bethany had found their rhythm. The final score was 7-0 to Copthorne. A great team effort girls! Well done Ruby, Talia, Anna, Priya, Tianna, Bella, Rachel and Bethany.

Player of the match was Tianna!

HJ