Match Report Macquarie U16YG v s Miranda Bombers U16YG @ Blackman Park Sunday 26 June 2022

Written by Lane Cove Cats

28 June 2022

This week the Cats were led out onto the field by Tipsy (aka Eloise Halloran) for her 50th game. Despite a pre-game shoe blowout for Ash (quickly remedied by Mick’s awesome taping skills), the girls were united in their desire to do Tipsy proud and to keep the opposition off the scoreboard for the second week running.

Multi-talented scribe. Photo by David Davenport

The ducking and weaving skills of roadrunner Lily S were on display as always with precision marking from Emma, Armo and Tipsy. Jamie and Zara were dogged in their pursuit of the ball, not even tripping over their own feet could stop them! There was plenty of strong tackling from both sides, Gracie was fearless in getting amongst it to grab the ball out of a sea of arms and legs and Scarlett and Grace O’D’s speed saw each of them run away with the ball on numerous occasions, to boot it deep into the field.

Tipsy & Armo. Photo by David Davenport

Most of the game was played in the Cats’ half but when the ball did make its way into the opposition’s half, Krysta, Zara, Armo and Jamie were a force to be reckoned with, forming a defensive wall that the Bombers could not bring down. Charlie D was tasked with not letting the Bomber’s skilled and speedy number 1 out of her sight, and she met the task with 100% effort and success.

There were no timid participants on the field this week, with Emma copping a hit to the head which landed her on the sidelines (much to her disdain) and India wearing a purple cheek this week after her face hit the ground hard. But we are now U16 so there were few tears in sight, except possibly from the umpire who is sporting taped fingers today after not extricating himself fast enough from the ruck.

Molly was in fine form, kicking 3 goals and 3 behinds with Lexi and Nikki ably assisting. Two other notable goals were those kicked by Lily S, which was a bit like watching the old Aeroplane Jelly commercials with the bouncing ball finally making its way between the posts and Elin’s precision kick from the side, which was undoubtedly the upshot of her dedication to Friday night training!

Players’ Player. Photo by David Davenport

It was almost a perfectly symmetrical game with 2 goals and 1 behind each quarter and an extra behind in the last quarter for a final score of Macquarie 8.6.54 to Bombers 0.0.0.

Enjoy the win girls and happy holidays everybody!

Players player – Grace O’Dowd

Goals Lily D (2), Lily S (2), Elin L (1), Molly R-G (3)

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