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Week 6, Term Three, 2020

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The Football Gold Coast Aldi Miniroos competition played Round 6 last weekend. Read on for a few match reports.

Under 6

The U6s had a fantastic game against Palm Beach. The offensive effort was consistent with Thomas, Alan and Sean setting up the plays. Annie and Edie were great on defence and kept the ball out of our end most of the game. Somerset won 6 to 2 because of an excellent team effort!

Player of the Match went to Alan for his excellent chasing and kicking. Big thanks to Coach Kydra for his support and kind words.

Under 7 Blue

Under 7 Blues were on fire, our little champions winning 20 nil. We had some big scores from Player of the Week, Abhiveer who scored nine, Mayuko kicked six, Jesse kicked four and Emily scored one.

Each player could have bagged more goals but it was pleasant to watch how they passed the ball to each other. They made sure they were working as a team and passing the ball to players with the best chance, rather than trying to score a goal themselves. Well done team!!!

Under 7 Green

Under 7 Green players all put in a great effort this week, taking out Palm Beach 6 to 2. The Under 7 Greens presented their very structured team, showing great defending skills to take home the win. All players listened to the coach so well and it paid off.

Blake was awarded Player of the Match!

Under 7 White

Mudgeeraba Green did not show up. So the Boys had Football practise instead. We welcomed Oliver, new to the Spartans Football Club, for the rest of the season.

Under 7 Orange

Last weekend Under 7 Orange played at home against Mudgeeraba Red. It was an exciting, well matched game with the team attempting many shots on goal. Despite the Spartans deserving a win, the opposition snuck in two goals in the second half with a final 2-nil score to Mudgeeraba.

Kai was outstanding on the day, always in the thick of the action, earning Player of the Match.

Under 8 Green

From the moment the starter whistle blew it was an action-packed game between Somerset Under 8 Green and Mudgeeraba. The Spartans showed their skills early with two impressive goals by Izaak in the first five minutes of the game.

Several attempted shots at goal by Mudgeeraba were skillfully stopped by goalkeeper Will, including an outstanding high ball save. Mudgeeraba eventually scored a goal just before half time.

The second half was a nail-biter. Ollie used his speed and agility to score for Somerset again and Mudgeeraba followed with two fine goals to equalise the game for a 3-all final score. Team player went to Sehaj who showed impressive passing and dribbling skills throughout the game. Well done Spartans!

Under 8 Blue

This week Somerset Under 8 Blue played a home game against Southport. This particular Southport team has four players who train weekly with the Gold Coast United Pre SAP Program. Somerset went in with one player training weekly with SAP Program, so we knew it was going to be a tough game. Nevertheless, it was an evenly matched game.

Somerset didn’t start the game off quite as hard as they have in previous weeks but still managed to be in the lead by half time. During the second half Southport quickly evened up the score, and then the battle was on to see who would take out the win. For a while it looked as though Somerset may have it but in the end the final score was 3-all, and our first draw for the current season.

Our game goal scorers this week were Benedict Thompson and Alex Pourre, and player of the match also went to Alex Pourre for scoring two of our three goals. The excitement and passion on Alex’s face when he scores, is always a delight to watch.

Under 11

Our U11 boys had a big weekend of football.

Game One was on Saturday at home against Robina and as always our boys worked together as a team to start off the goal scoring. Towards the end of the first half the passing between team members became a little lax and at half time Coach Maarten reset the team with a focus on better passing between players and setting up the ball as a team to achieve goals. The boys showed a vast improvement in passing and the result was a win for Somerset. The final score 8-nil.

Congratulations to Chris Sui our Player of the Match for great teamwork and passing.

Game Two was on Sunday against Musgrave FC. This was a rescheduled game due to wet weather the weekend before and we were fortunate to have Jacob from Under 10 and Alex Pourre Under 8 Blue join our team, due to some players unable to attend.

Somerset held majority possession during first half resulting in six goals and a great assist by Magnus to secure fourth goal in first half. Our substitute player Alex Pourre secured two goals in first half and two in the second half, while Jacob Kellij landed an amazing goal in the second half.

Thanks, boys, for filling in and helping us out, you played so well and our team really appreciated your efforts.

Some great strikes and speed came from Bailey and Daniel who contributed on more than one occasion to add to the goal tally. Well done boys.

As always great goalkeeping by Dash. I think we have the best goalie in the Under 11 league! Chris and Magnus applied constant pressure during the game against opposition and defended well in their goal space to stop Musgrave from scoring. Also, Nash, Sebastian and Nicholas showed their usual amazing ball skills, speed and defensive techniques to gain possession of the ball from our opponents and set up some great passes to fellow players to secure a win for Somerset. Final Score 11-nil.

Have a question about Football at Somerset College? Please contact our Head Coach - Football and Futsal Maarten de Kruijf. mdekruijf@somerset.qld.edu.au

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