Full credit to the Boomerangs on an excellent Club performance, a much improved effort from our first meeting.
Our two under 14’s teams continue to lead the way for the club with the Girls going on a 6 game winning streak to remain on top of the table whilst the 14 Boys even with 5 regulars out maintained their 11 game undefeated streak, and our 12 Girls also remain unbeaten.
Disappointing results for the 12 Boys, 16 Boys and Youth.
The Mens conceded goals with 7 seconds remaining in the first half and a minute to go in the second half to blow 3 points whilst the 16 girls and Women kept their semi final hopes alive with a draw and win respectively.
After this weeks disappointing results the club will need to hit back well against a strong Quake club.
The youngest Magicians played extremely well with coach Fraser using a 4 on 4 off substituting method. The Boys were never in danger from the opening kick off and went on to win easily.
Well done boys you are improving every week. Well done
– John Toksoz
Magic’s 12 boys with 6 regulars missing went down to bottom placed opposition which could hurt our chances to make the semis.
We had a number of boys who fought their heart out for the cause from the Academy but conceding a few early goals was never going to help. Patrick Scibilio from the Academy was the team standout in a disappointing defeat.
The girls from south of the border were in no mood for a repeat of the R4 result and worked very hard throughout this game to ensure that there was no blow out in the score line, by getting player numbers behind the ball. In particular their goalkeeper played a key part in ensuring a respectable score line on the day by having a fine game between the sticks.
Bianca was first to seriously test their defence with a fine shot after 2 minutes, only to see it blocked when it looked an odds on goal. Within seconds Georgia smacked one at the keeper from the left hand side that was saved smartly. Angelique then tried her luck from a kick in by Bianca, only to see it miss the target.
Georgia was first to get on the scoresheet after 6 minutes, after a patient build up involving a quick throw from Sheridan to Angelique, who quickly set Bianca on her way to lay up the chance. Georgia was unlucky not to score a minute later when she had a cheeky flick at the near post cleared off the line. Bianca then presented her with another good chance with a great pass but the keeper reacted well to deny her.
Dimity got our second goal after 10 minutes when Bianca and Angelique put a nice move together from our own half. Georgia then increased the score to 3 after Princess and Angelique combined well from a kick in. Sienna made it 4-0 when she won the ball in a tough challenge and sprinted to goal driving the ball past their keeper to give us a nice comfortable margin.
From the resulting kick off Princess did very well to intercept an attack when they looked very dangerous on top of the “D”. Shortly after it was Marissa’s turn to clear when she was faced with a one v two with the “Galic from the south”. Sienna put a beautiful ball through for Chiara but the resulting shot was marginally wide of the target. Marissa was then called into action again to make a fine block tackle just before the break when a shot on goal looked immanent.
With just a minute and a half gone in the second stanza Georgia won the ball on the half way line and raced through on goal to complete her hat trick, with a fine finish. On the resumption Sheridan then had to be alert when she was called on to save low to her right and deny a good opportunity for the Boomerangs.
Dimity had a fine chance saved by their keeper and subsequently had to produce a good chase back and tackle to deny the counter attack. Bianca then put a good cross in to the back post but there was no one alert enough to get on the end of it. Chiara was next to tease the forwards with a nice cross but the girls didn’t back up the attack and the again the goal went begging. Sienna set up a great chance for Princess soon after but her attempt marginally missed the target.
Marissa seized on a half chance when she won a great intercept and raced toward goal but with her radar being off a little, the shot didn’t trouble the keeper. Bianca put a nice through ball into the path of Princess and she was unlucky to miss the opportunity. On 18 minutes, after a little hesitation in defence, Sheridan had to slide out smartly on the littlest player on the court to negate the chance. Luckily the Boomerang girl lived to fight another day!
With a little over a minute remaining the “Galic from the south,” was to have the last laugh when she scored after the ball fell nicely to her, from a mad scramble in the “D”. Witnesses on sideline have reported that “Magic Manager Galic” was seen to clap or maybe even cheer the event. With such hospitality being outlawed, I believe Matteo and Carmine have now launched a steward’s enquiry, with removal of the arms or worse the tongue, being touted as a possible punishment. Steve’s right ear is of course hoping for the latter! Watch this space…
So the final score was to be 5-1 for the girls in orange, in a commanding performance, that just failed to show their true domination of events, but non-the less a well earned victory.
– Stephen Rainey
It seems even with a 10 man squad there are never enough players for this team at the moment but while players are missing the one thing that this team does not miss is heart and determination.
With only 5 regular team players available the boys started strongly and went to a 3-0 half time lead. With Marty Lo now having to leave and as fatigue started to settle in the Boomerangs began to show why they can never be underestimated and came storming back to peg us back to 3-3.
At that exact moment it was like our boys said ok! Enough is enough and moved out of second gear and came storming back to score the next 3 goals unanswered to finish off a determined Boomerang side and maintain our unbeaten record.
Thanks go out to Camil, Nathan, Francesco and Brodie for staying back and helping out.
Wow, half way through round 2 already and now we get to play all the teams that are playing to stay in the top 4.
This week it was us against 3rd position, last time we played them it was in Canberra and it was a tough game, yes we walked away with a win, but only just. With Quake sharing top spot we had to try and get a win to remain on top.
The game started and it took Mini less than 2 minutes to get the first point of the game, it sent alarms and Boomerangs went hard into defence. The girls did not let that bother them , they kept attacking but with a few unlucky shots failed to convert. In the 12th minute there was a scramble in front of goal and to our advantage the ball found the back of then net ….. 2 nil. The girls were defending their own goal and when seeing an opportunity went forward into attack, I could see that players were becoming frustrated with the intensity of the game for Boomerangs fired up but they held control. With 2 minutes left in the 1st half Mini scored again and we went into half time 3 nil ahead.
Back on the court for the 2nd half the ref made a call and awarded Boomerangs a penalty in front of our goal, Nicole did her best but the kick was way to hard they won their first point. The girls did not let it bother them and they continued to play their game of passing. With the ball moving back and fourth it was getting to our opponents, our girls kept calm.
Half way through the 2nd half the girls were unlucky not to have a few more goals under their belts and even more unlucky when Boomerangs got their 2nd goal. Boomerangs lifted, the fought till the end to at least walk away with a draw and one point but with our strong line of defence it did not happen. Final score was 3 – 2.
The girls knew how tough Boomerangs could be having lost when they travelled to Canberra last time. This time, they had to strike hard, and hold their ground, rather than being pushed off the ball by the ACT girls.
The video evidence clearly show lots of shots going wide or straight to the keeper. We had our chances and were leading 2-1. Miscommunication in defence saw ACT on the attack. The girls had to settle for a 2 all draw although they had dominated play.
Such is the congestion in the top 6 places in the Womens competition any one of those teams can make it so it was imperative that our girls didn’t “drop the ball” as a defeat would end our season.
Leading 1-0 and cruising at half time the girls unfortunately didn’t heed the words at half time and made some silly mistakes to be 2-1 down with 5 minutes of the second half.
Like a giant waking from his slumber our girls decided enough was enough and played some very enterprising and entertaining futsal led admirably by Nat, Tasha and Rose to score the next 4 goals and seal a hard fought victory. Next week vs rivals Quake should a classic.