BJ had never watched live soccer, let alone an under 8 game, but she was keen to give it a go. I told her she would be seeing a good show. Marcus's team are still unbeaten this year, and could be said to be the giants of the Under 8 Bandicoot league. The visitors Taroona have been their toughest opposition historically, and would ensure South Hobart had to produce their best to win.
After a tense opening, our boys scored first, and again shortly after. Taroona answered and it was 2-1 to us at half time. Aden had a great game in goals, and made a point blank save. With a few minutes left it was 3-3, and I thought that would be a fair result. The boys kept going right to the end though, and Corey and Marcus together scored in a goalmouth scramble to put them in front.
Taroona threw everything at them, but lost the ball, and South Hobart moved it downfield, with passes, like a soccer team, and it ended up with Marcus who rounded a defender and shot from a wide angle. Goal! And it finished 5-3, with the boys still unbeaten. BJ was impressed with the whole thing. It was a lovely sunny day, all the parents were polite and friendly and (apart from me) not yelling, there was instant coffee and sausages - what's not to like?
Elf had an early pass to leave the sausage stall, so we packed up BJ and the boys and came home for an expansive lunch, then took a long walk with Winston while the sun was still out. And then, BJ bought my big drawing of Cascade Brewery. What a top day.