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- U8 Holland
Gala Day Runners Up
- U06 Pasfield
- U07 Cahill
Gala Day Winners
- U07 Milligan
The boys were extremely tired – 3 games pushed them to the limit!
Our A team won their half 2-1 and were actually undefeated for the day in all three games. Our B team lost 6-1 – they simply ran out of legs!
A good day and we were extremely product of all the team – we had 2 away sick so played with only 9 players for the entire gala day. One of those was only 4 years old as well so a good end to the season.
All the boys played like champions…….but I think their legs ran out of puff in the big game.
All in all it is such a good day and the boys have a lot of fun.
Even though we had a couple of the kids not at their best (colds) they still put in the best effort of the year to win against some great teams who looked daunting in the games we watched before they played us.
The kids really used all the skills they have been learning on Thursday nights to another level and all the parents commented on how they played a well organised team game.
Bannockburn played Lindfield first. We had lost twice during the season to this team, and the kids were fired up to prove they could beat them (as was the coach!). We got one goal in the first half and then in the second, Brad curled a corner kick right past the goalie and in, untouched. Took the ref ages the whistle it – he couldn’t understand why the ball was inside the net. So a 2-0 win against our nemesis.
2nd game against West Pymble was a really had fought game. Their defence was amazing. We finally scored in the second half to finish with a win at 1-0 – great goal from Elliot on a really fine angle between the goalie and the near post.
3rd game was the final pool game against Wahroonga who like us were undefeated for the day. They had just drawn against Lindfield and got the win by a 1 corner margin. Fantastic game with both teams even for the first half and no goals. In the second half we were looking the better team with a number of shots on goal. 3 mins from the end, disaster. Wahroonga scored against the run of play. Bannockburn went into overdrive and a minute out from the whistle Elliot crossed in the air to Tom who executed a perfect volley straight at the goal with full power. The Wahroonga goalie pulled out the save of the day and amazingly stopped it. If it had gone in we were up on corners so would have won it. Congrats to Wahroonga for getting through.
All in all the best gala day I have attended. The games were played in great spirit from both sides. All 4 teams were a credit to their respective clubs. The Bannockburn U11s played their best football of the season and should be very proud of themselves.
Despite the promising start, we were defeated in both pool matches with close scores, surrendering a lead in the second match. Some great shots on goal by Bella Kearns-Ford, defensive skills by Harry Leone and consistent attacking by Cam Burnett and Lucy Fien were highlights on a balmy Saturday.