u/15's rd 10 vs Dunbar Rovers PDF Print E-mail

Round: rd 10 Sponsored by
Vs: Dunbar Rovers
Half Time Score: GRM 0 - Dunbar 0
1st Half Scorers:  
2nd Half Scorers: Dunbar Rovers 45th min
Full Time Score: LOSS GRM 0 - Dunbar 1


Match Report:

Another beautiful day for Football at Magdala Park for the GRMFC U15 clash against the top of the table Dunbar Rovers. The boys looked fired up to upset the ladder leaders.
A couple of injuries from earlier games meant the Gladesville back four were missing a couple of key regular defenders in Captain Lucas Simpson and Adam Galizia from the starting line-up.
Dunbar started strongly with a good passing game and strong ball security sho
wing why they were top of the table. The Gladesville boys were equal to the challenge and defended well and took the opportunity to show off their own passing and possession game.
The first half was fairly even with both sides building well but failing to capitalise on what limited opportunities they were afforded. Both the Gladesville and Dunbar back 4 were very strong and were quick to shut down any opportunity from their opposition.

Gladesville probably had the better of what limited opportunities there were and looked to have just shaded Dunbar Rovers slightly going in to half time locked at 0-0.

Both teams started confidently in the second half with Gladesville again looking slightly the better side with the boys confident on the ball and passing well. Then it happened- a loss of possession and strong run from Dunbar Rovers who slotted a goal home against the run of play despite Sam’s best efforts.

From there Dunbar muscled up in defence and were quick to close down everything our boys could throw at them. Despite having the better of possession and attacking opportunities Gladesville just couldn’t get that last pass, through ball or clean shot on goal to level the scores up.

Towards the end of the game the GRM boys started to tire a little- the earlier mid-week game maybe starting to take its toll. Despite the best efforts of Coach James and the boys to salvage a draw, Dunbar held them out for the 1-0 win.

All in all a great team effort though a very disappointing result with the boys probably deserving a better result. The boys played some very attractive football at times and certainly proved to all that they will be very competitive against every team in they play this year.

 

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