Newlands vs Shirley Warren
TEAM: Drew, Josh, Caiden, Isshak, Liam, Harvey-Lee, Cameron, Bailey and Molly
This was our first game of the new season for Newlands. The team had not played together before this so we didn’t know what to expect. The philosophy that myself and Mr Giles had wanted to install in the players was to have fun but also perform as a team, rather than individuals. The first half was very edgy to begin with, with both teams losing possession and giving it back to the other. Our defence were not troubled at all during the half and by the end of it, we had begun to see much more of the ball. The second half kicked off and the team got off to a flyer. Slick inter play between H-LH, JE and MA ripped their defence apart, ending in a neat finish from JE. But straight from the restart, Shirley Warren hit back with 1 goals of their own. Newlands did not drop their head though and scored again, they kept going and going. They switched passes, beat players then moved the ball and played great football. Unfortunately SW hit us with 2 quick goals. We kept fighting till the end but eventually time beat us and we lost. But Newlands held their heads high and fought till the end. CA in goal made some great saves, as well as BG,LR and CC played some great defensive football. We could not be prouder of the team.