Junior Football: Blayney football match reports, photos

Under 6 Warriors

Great game from U6's Blayney Warriors v Waratahs. Charlie, Jaxson, Riley, Cody and Maddie all played well this week. Charlie made a couple of good runs toward goal just missing out at the end but it was an awesome effort!! Maddie was brilliant at defending the goal stopping numerous attempts and Riley made a fantastic dive to try and save one. Cody was always there helping to defend when ever needed. Jaxson had a couple of good runs with the ball earning himself the player of the week medal! Huge improvement for the whole team from last week! Well done Warriors!

Warriors player of the week Jaxon Donlan.

Under 8 Wildcats

What an exciting game Wild Cats under 8s played against Barnie Knights, both teams were down in numbers but it didnt stop there enthusiasm. Both Cooper and Carter worked together scoring in second half, whilst Cody, Johnny and Jai were doing their best defending throughout the game and Garth as goal keeper did an amazing job many times defending the goal and kicking them out. All the boys had lots of fun today, and we managed to grab a group photo. Player of the week went to Garth for his amazing skills as goal keeper.

Under 8 Phoenix

It shaped up as a tough morning heading to Millthorpe in blizzard like conditions to take on a very strong Tigers team.. Phoenix took to the field undaunted after a strong win the previous week they were up for the challenge. Right from the first kick off the Phoenix were on fire playing the ball wide with some nice passses and running the ball wide.

Our two twin terriers started on the wings and made some great attacking runs. Tayla had some cracking shots and was continually busting the Millthorpe defence. Rhys had his first game at goalie and made some nice saves but forgot he could use his hands. Digby played a central role and did a great job directing the play and setting up his teammates with some great passing and scoring 2 goals before half time.

Cooper Wallace, Johnny Kennedy,Carter Barry, Garth Whitten, Cody Gerke

Cooper Wallace, Johnny Kennedy,Carter Barry, Garth Whitten, Cody Gerke

Ollie again was at his consistent best in attack and defence turning the tigers attack away relentlessly. Myles played a sweeping role at the back cleaning up some Millthorpe runs. .2/1 to the Phoenix at half time and the game was far from over. Lachie took over in goals giving Rhys a crack on the field and he lifted the team with his energy.

Millthorpe attacked hard and when a single tigers player broke through it looked like it could be a draw.. But Lachie stood firm and made a cracking save against his much bigger opponent. And when Digby slotted another goal the game was the Phoenix's.. Congratulations to Tayla who played a cracking game she really deserved a goal but just was unlucky maybe next week.

Under 9 Spirit

Spirit player of the week Archer Beddie with his eyes wide shut

Spirit player of the week Archer Beddie with his eyes wide shut

The first half saw Casey in goals, Chevy and Archer with our ring-in brave Hayden (Andre's brother) defending with all their might, Lilly was awesome in mid, she may have found her perfect position. Hamish and Andre were an fantastic combination up the front, passing and calling each other and breaking through Fury's defense many times but their goalie was fearless and stopped many attacks, until Andre broke through for Spirits 1st goal. It was almost half time when Archer came out of nowhere and scored our 2nd goal.

In the second half, Hayden had to go and play with his team, so we only had 6 players. Chevy was in goal, I think he was getting a bit bored because the defense by Casey and Hamish was extraordinary and with Andre in mid and Lilly and Archer up front, they pushed forward and Andre got an amazing goal. Chevy was ripped out of his boredom to save a couple of goals from the now determined Fury. With Lilly and Andre by his side passing and slipping through Fury's defense, Archer got another goal. Well deserved man of the match went to Archer.

Well done Spirit, you all played your hearts out I'm a very proud coach

Under 10 Roar

The Roar played CYMS White on a cold Saturday morning in Orange. It was tough game with both sides playing a very entertaining game, but in the end we went down 3-1. Angus and Cameron both played a great game as goalkeeper, doing same great saves.

James, Dray and Emma played well in defence, stopping many of the CYMS attacks. Maggie, Elijah and Spencer in the midfield didn't stop running and fed the ball to Dray, Henry, Cameron and Angus in the front line who put a lot of pressure on the CYMS defence. Oliver was our super sub and provided a lot of energy towards the end of the game. Cameron earned the man of the match award.

Under 10 Fury

A very cold start to the weekend in Millthorpe this morning for the under 10s Blayney Fury Vs Millthorpe Growl... I don't think anyone was very excited about being there this morning but as soon as Fury hit the field they stuck it out together as a team and played a great game. Olivia having yet another great week in the goals- Caleb and Lucy attacking and pushing forward... Jess, Hannah and Amelia doing some amazing work in the mid field.. And Jamie, Ayden and Tiahna standing strong at the back we have such a great little team.. Caleb is our player of the week!!! Well done Fury []

Under 11 Glory

On a very cold and foggy morning on the wet fields at Waratah, the Glory took on a talented Waratah Raiders.

With a few key players down, the game started off with reliable Harley in goal. With Kade, who was happy to help the team out today as experienced defender beside Nate, the Glory took on Waratah with a packed midfield with Diesel and Matthew in the centre, flanked by Stirling and Jayden on the wings. The starting forwards this week were Aidan Hunter and Caleb.

In this formation the Glory had most of the attack whilst Waratah was dangerous on the counter. It stayed nil-all for quite a while before Waratah broke the deadlock and pounced quite a few times. With clever passing by their rep-forwards they eventually put a number of goals past Harley who also had plenty of strong saves, bravely diving on the ball in these wet conditions.

Blayney's attack was good, if not stronger than Oranges, but the huge lake in front of the Waratah goal blocked Matthew and Diesels splitting passes to the fast strikers Aidan and Caleb time after time, dismantling the Glory attack. With this much going against the Glory, halftime came as a welcome relief.

Harley ran a muck up front with Nate; the boys broke through time after time. Because, setup by Harley and Matthew

The second half saw similar positional changes as last week. Aidan Hunter went in goals and Harley positioned himself as a forward. The other important shuffle was Nate with Caleb. Waratah initially continued their attack on the Glory defence again, but not long into the second half and Glory suddenly found a second wind. And what a wind it was. More like a storm!

With the fog rolling over the fields the score was way too big to overcome, but boy, Glory gave it a red-hot go. With Nate up front Blayney suddenly started an all-out attacking game and spent most of their time on the Waratah half. Aidan in goal made the most of the swampy conditions in front of his box, coming out collecting the dead balls. Caleb and Kade in the back played a no-risk game and neutralised most of the counter-attacks whilst Matthew and Diesel took full charge of the midfield.

And once Stirling and Jayden eventually realised, they had to mark the opposing wingers, the Glory completely dominated the play. Harley ran a muck up front with Nate; the boys broke through time after time. Because, setup by Harley and Matthew, Nate controlled the strong forward passes with great skill, neatly finishing two good attacks, scoring his very first goals for Glory since U/7s. Matthew, who attracts defenders like flies, put in number three.

Diesel who played a great game, broke and finished off with the best goal of the day for number four with a powerful shot in the bottom corner, and Matthew curved in number five. It was a great display towards the end of the game with Glory winning the half. Glory could have simply laid down and copped the pounding, but they rose to the challenge, adjusted their play on the fly, and proved that, with the right mindset, they can definitely match it with this kind of opposition.

Player of the week went to Nate who netted two and was very strong in his attacking role. Credit goes to the whole team for playing the entire match without subs.

Under 12 Lions

The second week of the season saw Blayney Lions out at Molong Blayney started very strong, showing Molong they were there to play. When Riley Blake put away an amazing shot to the top corner in the first 10 minutes giving us an early lead.

Liam made some awesome stops in goal , whilst covering for Levi, Leyton and Emily were always there in the back when needed.

Jayden had an awesome attacking game and is always where he needs to be, along with Braden who had a couple of awesome attempts at goal. Liam Eves put in some great defence.

On the next attack Kade Franze recieved the ball right in front of the goal but after a clash with a defender had to come off the feild injured.

Everyone played very well and player of the week was a difficult decision. Hugo Cook took away player of the week for being apart of every play and running non-stop for the whole game. But 2 special mentions need to be made. Braeden Priest for his unbelieveable effort in defending, chased every ball back and stopped too many chances from Molong to count.

And Sarah De Pijper for her effort in the midfield, getting to every loose ball and contesting every ball in she could get to.

Under 14 Tigers

The Tigers' side.

The Tigers' side.

On Saturday the Tigers travelled to Waratahs to play their third game of the season. The team and coach Bernie were looking forward to a nice clean game and working on the backline strength. From the first whistle the players were keen, held their positions and were putting pressure across the whole field. Alex, Nathan, Lily and Hayden tried to hold their line and keep the attack to a minimum.

Josh Bunt in the mid field was unstoppable. Toby made some great breaks up the wing, with Nick Jones trying his skills and pushing the ball forward. Ellie make some great breaks off the through ball from Troy, however, could not finish them off. Josh Dowsett was in position as striker and was close several times but Cyms goalie was all over it.

Nick Davis played in an attacking role for the majority of the game but ended up back as sweeper and proved to be very valuable. Lachlan was again good in goals and made many great saves, he took an injury late in the first half and had to be subbed, Toby stepped in and played well sending the ball forward. Lachlan made a return to form in the second half.

After a little mix up in the back line Cyms found the back of the net early in the second half. This didn't stop the Tigers and the pushed hard finally winning an advantage play and Troy managed to score an equaliser. Each week the Tigers are improving and finding their game, with minimal subs their game fitness will improve each week. Player of the week this week was Josh Bunt. Well done Tigers on your well-earned draw.