Netballers' Teams Triumph in APS Finals
By Sheryl Burns, Director of Netball
Somerset College Netballers finished the 2020 APS season with some great results. Read on to learn how teams in both Junior and Senior Schools wrapped up APS Season 1.
Maarten de Kruijf, Head Coach - Football and Futsal
The Football Gold Coast Aldi Miniroos competition played Round 9 last weekend. Read on for a few match reports.
The U6s were on fire against Palm Beach, scoring to put them ahead less than a minute in. They kept a solid lead throughout the entire game thanks to great offense. Defence was instrumental in keeping the ball away from goal.
The side won 9 to 1 with Thomas earning Player of the Match.
Much thanks to Coach Marcus for his continuing support and solid instruction.
Under 7 Blue played against Palm Beach Purple at Somerset.
It was a tense game where both sides attacked and defended through the first and second halves. Unfortunately, the first goal went to Palm Beach but Jesse added two points and Abhiveer added one, returning the first half 3 to 5.
In the second half, Jesse added another point, making a hat-trick! After some time defending, Emily made a middle shoot. Unfortunately, Somerset lost 5 to 7 but not without a lesson in strategic positioning. The side is on its way to great success! Well done!
Jesse was awarded Player of the Week for the first time this season!
Under 7 Green played Palm Beach in a 4 to 2 win to opponents.
Blake taking, Player of the Match.
This is second time Somerset Under 7 White versed Robina Gold this season.
The final score, 10-nil.
Under 7 Orange played at home against Nerang Red in an exciting match. The Spartans came out on top 4 to 1.
A big thank you to Knox who helped by filling and scored an impressive three goals in the process.
Sam earned Player of the Match for his excellent passing on the day.
The Under 8s Green had a fantastic win against TSS with the end score, 4 to 1. Ollie once again showed his talent scoring two goals while Thomas and Edward both scored one each. Well done!
Max and Izaak were both named Player of the Week.
The camaraderie is very evident in this team. They celebrate every goal, congratulate each other during play and are all supportive teammates. This is what team sport is about and it is lovely to see.
Well done again on a great win Green Team.
By Abigail Hunt
"Our soccer match went pretty well even after losing. The main highlights of the game were James having a really great shot at goal but sadly missed. Lachlan was a very efficient defender and even got Player of the Match. The game was over, it was really fun and I can’t wait until next time."
The team, looking to maintain their unbeaten record, faced stiff competition from skilful and competitive opposition. Playing on a dry sandy pitch the ball moved quickly and initially Pacific Pines effectively broke through Somerset’s defence twice, despite Henry providing some staunch challenges and some great breakout runs by Harper, Connor and Alex.
The team kept their cool and continued showing great ball skills, looking out for each other, passing, and mounting the pressure. This was rewarded coming up to half time with a great run down the left wing and a goal from Harper, with the scores 2 to 1.
The boys came back after the restart invigorated and more determined. Alex dangerous in attack up front, Benedict, Hugo and Connor battling for the ball on the wings and midfield, and Zander, Danny and Henry continuing to defend leading to an urgent scramble on the goal line before providing some great match play up the field. Harper scored a second goal to bring the score-line equal. Somerset’s ongoing pressure and discipline made them increasingly more dangerous and despite Pacific Pines showing signs of frustration the Spartans remained focused.
Alex effectively received some great ball up the centre with support from Connor and Benedict scoring another three goals for the team.
The final score was a 5 to 2 win to Somerset.
Connor was awarded Player of the Match in recognition of his battling for the ball and bravery despite a bruising tackle that had left him with a sore leg.
Our U11 boys played at home against Pacific Pines.
Bailey was given the opportunity again to wear the Captain's armband and Sebastian opened the goal scoring in the first three-minutes.
Jacob showed great energy and speed from the first whistle which we needed as Pacific Pines kept us on our toes setting up a challenge from kick off.
Dash showed great goal-keeping skills as always and his vision of other players assisted our boys to hold possession of the ball and prevent the other team from scoring.
Bailey scored two goals with a great assist from Sebastian. Daniel had a power shot securing our fourth goal and Jacob scored an amazing goal from a free kick.
Pacific Pines had a lot of height advantages allowing them to easily steal the ball forcing our boys to work harder. Maarten spent a lot of the first half redirecting boys to on field positions. An area for them to work on listening to the coach's directive, improving this in the second half.
Chris and Josh showed great persistence attacking ball throughout the game.
Our Player of the Week was Sebastian, well done. Final score 5 to 1.
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