|It was a weekend of Southern United versus Camberwell for our shield teams, with mixed results.
On Friday night at Camberwell our Under 14 and Under 16 mixed shield teams had an awesome night. The Camberwell under 14 shield scored very early in the game, which put the Southern players on the back foot, but they rallied. With some great saves from Jacques and brilliant defending from Shayla they kept fighting and a goal from Ed Fitzgerald and ? put them ahead 2-1 at the final whistle.
The under 16 mixed shield started slowly, with Eden at Camberwell showing his prowess, the Southern team quickly worked on that and after the first 15 minutes Southern had the upper hand. With some great teamwork, in which Ewan playing his best game ever, a 5-0 win over Camberwell was something to really celebrate. A shout out to our multi talented players in the club, with a congratulations to Ewan Smith selected in the SSV Victorian swim team after swimming so well at the Aus Age Championships in April.
The under 12 girls shield team is continuing their amazing start to the season with a 1-0 win over Camberwell, after four games they are five points ahead of second on the ladder, having played second, fourth and fifth on the ladder. Some great saves from Jaime.
It was not all one way in the games against Camberwell. The under 14 girls at home on Friday finished behind, while the under 12 shield boys had it tougher at Camberwell, but continued to fight for the whole game.
The boys/mixed pennant teams can often feel forgotten in a club the size of Southern as the age group seconds. These children are the future of the club as much as our shield and district players. On the weekend they showed the strength we have in these team teams with the three pennant teams – 16s, 14s and 12s all recording a win.
The under 12 boys pennant team also played Camberwell. It was great to get their first win of the season after a draw in round 2, a 10-0 win over Camberwell. That is really something to celebrate.
At Brighton on Friday night the two pennant teams played Casey. The 14 pennant team started the night with a 3-0 win, with two goals to Ashton while doing his “I am a field player at night”. The under 16 pennant team dropped to 12 players in a blink of an eye before the game, but still managed to take the three points in a 4-3 win, with a hat trick to Andre Fernandez. Under 16 pennant, 3 wins from 3 games, great start to the season, with a top of the table clash against Knox next week.
The under 16 south teams played at Farm Rd on Friday night with both teams struggling for players. The red team went down 5-1 to Bayside with David Hayes scoring the goal. David has scored in all four games this season. Great work. The under 16 black team finished 1-1 draw with Mornington showing how close the 16 south competition with six teams on 6 and 7 points.
The under 12 girls district team, like the under 12 girls shield, also has had a great start to the season. A 4-0 win over Brunswick on Saturday with two goals to Jess, and a goal apiece to Rosey and Issy. The under 10s and under 12 boys half field had a tough morning at Monash. The under 10 boys down 3-0 at half time, had an amazing turn around after half time showing some great passing around the field and team working finishing 3-2 down, with a second half like that, the year will be a great year. Great work boys. The under 10 girls this week down to seven players also went down to Waverley.