Tough conditions this week for the RCD round. Birds were flying backwards in the howling winds, and puppies and parents were shivering in the freezing cold at Wattie Watson oval.
It’s another match report from me, the understudy match report writer. Suey’s jack of it quite frankly and has a shoe empire to run and probably a novel to write. Now, back to the game.
A smashing goal from Emily got us off to a great start in the first quarter. Nice work from the team with Aliah and Mia K showing their marking skills and Daisy and Eloise weaving through the play. However, a goal to St Kilda City too meant the scores and the teams were looking pretty even. Callum had encouraging words at the end of the quarter but also made it clear that the girls had to “take up the physical game” if we were to win this one.
Despite a ripping kick from Mia K at the start of the second quarter, St Kilda were quick to kick another goal. But hold the phone, and the puppy thanks Suey, our girls flicked on the turbo chargers and took it right to them. A goal from Eloise, and then a spectacular one-handed goal from Daisy, obviously channeling her inner Rioli. Good marks taken by Mika and Maddie. We kicked a few more points thanks to Daisy and Lizzie despite having pizza and maltesers for breakfast (the breakfast of champions hey Lizzie?)
The last two quarters saw us cement a win. Strong tacking from all the girls – Maddie, Steffi, Mia S and Batman to name a few. Leni copped a knock to the arm and we thought we were going to be one short. But a few words from Fev, and her tears turned to toughness, and she was back in the game. A classy goal from Mika followed, and another from Cati sealed the deal.
Callum was well pleased with the girls and the win, and we proudly belted out the Hampton Rovers song. Eloise took the RCD award. Emily, the quiet achiever, was awarded for her efforts as was Maddie for her tough, physical game. Mika and Daisy were also recognised for equally sharing the traits of the RCD round – being awesome, committed and determined. Well done girls, you’ve done us proud.