Match report for Sat. 11-Jul

This week reports from U11s and U13s

Under 11

Camberwell  21  def Eltham Durham 3

With four players still away on holidays and Angus Ashby stranded in the volcanic ash cloud in Bali, The Under 11's took the field with the bare minimum of six players.  No problems, they relished the opportunity to stay on-field for the entire game.

Frank McKenna opened the scoring with two first term goals and Edward Whelen joined him with two.  After a  5 -1 quarter,  Varick Boyd took over in attack and showed his class with four goals .  Lucien Minto-Barnett and Whelen both found the net twice and the Wells had jumped out to a 14 - 1 half-time break.

That was a signal for them to go into multi-passing mode as a means to develop their ball control and passing accuracy.  They responded well with assisted goals coming from Gale,  Bigaignon and Minto-Barnett.  Encouraged to try a split dodge with goal shot from their weak hand, Boyd, Minto-Barnett and McKenna pulled it off and Bigaignon found the net but was disallowed when his foot slipped inside the goal circle.

Best:  Boyd, Whelen, Minto-Barnett

Goals:  Boyd 5, Whelen 4, Gale 4, McKenna 3 Minto Barnett 3, Bigaignon 2

Assists:  Boyd 4, Bigaignon 2, Whelen 2, Gale 2, McKenna

Under 13

Camberwell Magic vs. Camberwell Blitz

Today was a big clash for the Magic coming up against the Blitz, we started with some big expectations coming of some big improvements. We showed some of our best lacrosse all season, scoring 3 goals was an impressive effort. Our defence continues to improve with Alex playing in goals and Tim in the second half both showing some great saves. The Magic were able to get a lot more of the ball and able to use it through the midfield to get into our attack and have numerous shots on goal. But with a fair few wasted that went over the top, something the boys need to learn about shooting on the deck and getting in better angles.
Players that stood out in todays match were Marcus Woon who really excelled in the face-off to get us the first go of the ball more often than not. As usual a strong player in our offence is Ned McKenna, who has a clear head and vision to set plays up for scoring opportunities. While the final score did not go our way, the boys for me were the winners in their impressive efforts and continual increase in goals each match, a bit more accurate shooting and we will be scoring some big scores soon enough.
A big thank you to the club president, Mat Kerr for refereeing.