Last week Somerset Spartans Futsal Club played Round 3 of the Gold Coast Futsal Competitions. Please read below a few match reports.

Under 8 Pink vs Under 8 Blue

The Under 8 Blue existing of Boys from Year 2, while the girls are a combined team from Year 1, 2 and 3 students. The Blue side all played in the Futsal League in 2019 and because they have more experience were given a few playing restrictions. This made the game interesting to watch and all players could develop independently. The Blues won against the Pinks.

Thank you to Mr Scott that came down today to support all Spartans that were playing this morning.

Under 8 White vs Orange

A very nice bounce back from the White team after last week’s tough loss. This game was the closest we have had so far, coming up against a fellow Somerset Orange team.

It took a few minutes to get into the game but once the side gained momentum the played well. There were some great goals from individual moments like a great pass-in to setup a tap in from Franklin as well as a full court run from Oliver.

The goalkeeping and defensive efforts improve week after week and we were unlucky to lose in the last kick of the game. Another great performance from every one of the boys … on to the next game!

Under 8 Green

Due absence from Coach Kydra, the team was coached today by Coach Maarten.

The Spartans started well and with a solid defence. They made it difficult for the Sharks to score. The Sharks had the best of the game with and got in the end their deserved win.

Congrats to the Sharks. Great effort by all Spartans that did not gave up until the last minute. We see big improvements from Round 1 to now.

Under 8 Black

Somerset Under 8 Black played the Dolphins. All the boys tried very hard. Somerset scored two goals with Lachlan Talbot scoring the first, followed by Joshua Thompson with another goal.

Goalkeeper William did an excellent job as usual and saved quite a couple of balls. Although it was a loss (7 to 2) it was a well-played game.

Under 9

Somerset vs Tallebudgera Tigers Somerset 3 Tallebudgera 5 In stark contrast to last week's 'training run', Tally were a far stronger team and certainly tested our boys. The match was a lot closer than the score suggested. An early strike by Tally was negated by a great goal from Zhander. A close shave and foul by the Tally defender led to an indirect free kick to Somerset. The subsequent shot by Zhander was enough to breach the Tully wall finding the net to much celebration. The Tally boys equalised just before half time levelling the the scores 2-all. This was a fair reflection of the first half.

Soon after the break, Somerset surged ahead with a signature strike from the lethal left boot of Connor. This was certainly the goal of the match. Unfortunately, the Tally boys responded with three unanswered goals, making the final score 5 to 3. The score could have been a lot closer with Oliver hitting the post and other near misses by Harper and Liam.

Despite the loss Somerset gave a good account of themselves well against opponents that were physically larger with a similar skill set. The old saying that "Success is a poor teacher" certainly rings true and our boys will certainly learn more from this encounter. They learnt to play against more physical opponents who hustled and bustled our players giving them much less time with the ball than previous opponents. Somerset can certainly turn this around in our next two encounters with this team in the. competition particularly with the return of Paxton in the coming weeks.

Under 10

The Somerset U10 had an amazing second game back this Saturday, after a bye last week the team came out well rested to beat the Strikers 12 to 1. A great change from our first game defeat and gives the team lots of confidence for the games ahead.

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