WAIHI COLLEGE COLTS — YEAR 9 AND 10
It was competition day for the season, seeing the Year 9 and 10 Colts back at St Peter’s in Cambridge for the second week in a row and it was an early start with an 8.30am kick off.
The team was getting ready to jump on the bus by 6.30am to play the same team again.
With Reegan Green back in the starting line-up after having missed the last three weeks, I was confident we would take to the field and make a positive start. It took a while to settle into a pattern with St Peter’s showing that after last week having lost 3-0 to us in grading, they had a score to settle. However with about 20 minutes on the clock and several opportunities put high and wide the ball was in the back of the net through Dylan Gibson. St Peter’s battled on and scored a well-deserved equaliser just before the break.
The second half showed the team continuing on with good determination, stringing together some really good combinations both in the midfield and out wide, which resulted in Mason Mouat scoring a very well taken shot which rocketed past a stranded keeper.
From there Konnah Sas scored from a corner after a deflection, and Connor Tuohy slotted home the last goal from a Jayden Purcell cross.
Another good display from the team.
The play showed that the team’s short game was starting to come together as some of those combinations were very well worked. Craig the other coach commented post match how good he thought they looked as a team. Rahira Parker — well done on player of the day.
He worked very hard.