Sunday, May 10, 2009

U/7 and O/35 soccer news

My soccer team had a bye on Friday night so we decided to have a barbecue at our place. The whole team plus kids attended so upstairs was pretty full. It was quite a mild evening so the kids just did kid things outside in the dark for a while, then came in to watch a dvd. We seemed to have the usual ton too much food, but it nearly all vanished in the end, and I didn't set anything on fire, so good results all round.

Meanwhile, the Under 7 Bandicoot division got underway last weekend. Marcus now plays 5-a side, and he is part of a squad of ten, which keeps the substitutions nice and simple. They won their first match 9-1, but came back to earth yesterday going down 5-7 to the always excellent Taroona Blue. It was a high standard game, with a lot of talented players on both sides.

One of our goals was majestic. Liam took a kick-in on the sideline, lofted a sweeping ball through and over a crowd for Marcus to run onto - he controlled it just inside the corner, whipped it into the penalty spot (or where it would be if there was one) and David buried it with a lovely first time finish. Olé! Golagolagolagolagolagolagolagolagola etc.

As the tide turned and Taroona scored 3 on the trot Marcus let his emotions get the better of him, and I had to take him for a walk and talk before he was ready to go back on. His intensity is at World Cup final levels, but he still only has a 7 year old's ability to control it.

Next week they play Mt Nelson Alpha. There are some pretty wild names in the various rosters South Hobart teams play in. Princes Street has the Rockstars, Cyclone, Lightning and the Bombers, Sandy Bay Infants are the Superkickers, and down south are the Huon Valley Voltage and our old friends the Cygnet Sea Dragons.

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