I’m afraid this weeks report is a little thin on the ground. Why? I hear you ask. Mika didn’t play, she was sick and like the ancient proverb says… “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” I ask you if a daughter doesn’t play does the mother see anything and did the game really happen?
It turns out the answer is YEP. The game was set to be our greatest test so far. Our foe for the day was the undefeated Caulfield Bears.
Not long after kick off I was beginning to think that my interest had just dropped to an all time low when the first goal was scored by some random girl that didn’t even look vaguely familiar. As it turns out she was from the other team on first quarter secondment, so I didn’t feel so bad. Ivy the random also put the next points on the board with a behind (which I think was on purpose), before Daisy scored a very polite goal, stopping on the way to check with the Ump if she could kick it.
We had a quick flurry of activity before the end of the quarter with plenty of attempts but that pesky forcefield must have been up again because we just couldn’t get it through. Daisy just snuck in a behind before the whistle.
The second quarter was great….. apparently. You see, there was an awesome Miner Bird fight or group “love” session that was somewhat distracting and prolonged. I can assure you however that Maddy got a goal and Mia S, Squiz, Batman, Elicia and Lottie squashed any attempts at progress that the Bears made.
The third was much more exciting. Katie staged the first Runner Rebellion on record, Fev stayed in his state of confusion, somehow thinking that it was the goal Umpire that required escorting and stayed behind the goal zone. Andy was so impressed by his whistle blowing abilities that he went cray cray and was calling everything, including the “don’t argue” rule on poor little Batman. The non player action was pretty intense but the girls unleashed with Goals to Lottie, Caitlin and Batman. Behinds to Shanti, Batman and Shanti again.
The final quarter was another doozy. Buoyed by Callum’s “keep doing what you’re doing” speech. And do it they did, the girls tacked on another couple of goals and a behind, thanks to Lenni, Daisy and Lizzie. The Bears got some points on the board too but sadly (insert crocodile tears here) it was too little too late.
Mia S had what I think was her best game ever and worked from beginning to end.
BOG to Daisy and awards to Lottie, Leni and Aliyah.
Honourable mention to the U10 parents for giving us a poo free pitch to run onto.