Juniors Round Up: Round 10
Around the Grounds
It was great to see all the teams getting back into playing football in Round 10, with a lot of the teams looking refreshed after the holiday break. It was great to see the improvements made by a number of the teams playing against sides for the second time this season and performing much better compared to their Round 1 encounters. We look forward to the progression over the next 8 weeks!
The Chameleons played another great away game on the weekend against MFC U6 Everton. Mitchie were quick to score the first goal but the Chameleons quickly made up for their slow start by scoring 11 goals. Everyone played well and it was good to be back on the field after the 3-week break.
The team played well on their first game back after the holidays. We had some good breaks and a lot of shots on goals. In the first half we played well & chased the ball down. It took us the second half to find our groove again and we passed well and had some good saves to keep the ball in play. The team had fun and were keen to be back.
We had better shots on goal in the second half and ended up getting ahead 5-2 against Mitchelton. With his chasing down the ball, passing and helping his team, our Player of the Week award went to Lucas. Awesome work Lucas!
What an awesome return to the soccer season after the break and a great team effort. The U7 Bees played MFC’s U7 Chelsea team. All our players seemed to have benefited from the break with renewed energy and more control of the ball (and their feet!). We got to enjoy a game full of great passing and handling of the ball, and a group that are really playing as a team, setting each other up with goals/close shots.
The windy weather made for an interesting game with goal scoring trickier and some exciting multiple attempts one after another at the goal. Player of the Week went to Ollie for putting into practice what the team have been working on at training – supporting the team, making sure he was in the right position to score goals and defend them too.
The Scorpions played a tough Mitchie team this week but the boys training is definitely shining through and their teamwork and encouragement on the field is so great to see. Leo received a well-deserved Player of the Week award with his effort in getting to the ball and attacking play. Ellis was literally all over the field and his confidence with the game has grown so much since he started. Well done to all the team for your continued hard work!!!
The U7 Hornets had the bye this week are looking forward to getting back into playing a game this weekend.
Despite the loss for the first game back, it was a great game to watch the Wasps get back on the park. They were chasing the ball, defended well, and had lots of fun throughout the entire game. The Player of the Week award went to Ryan.
Our Kookaburras showed us just how far they have come this season in their re-match against North Star West Ham at home. The last time the two teams met, our boys copped a bit of a hiding. This time they really held their positions and only conceded three goals. There were some great attempts at goal but luck was not on their side, unfortunately. Still, they showed us great efforts, making progress on some of the plays worked on earlier in the week at training. Liam earned our Kookaburra award for backing himself to take on players and shut them down. Our Player of the Week award went to Theo for his great passing and looking up the field to help string together some great plays. Well done boys and good luck for next game!
The U11 Warriors showed great improvement against a very physical UQFC Komodos on Saturday. Unfortunately, the score line doesn’t make this improvement obvious with an 8-1 loss. Regardless, the team were proud of their effort and Player of the Week was awarded to Arlen for his solid defence.