Under 14s (Played at Clare):
Clare 2 def Burra 0
Best Players Clare: Deneke Donato, Nick Burfitt, Izzy Price
Best Players Burra: Harrison Williams, Lucas Williams, Anton Thompson
Goals Clare: Deneke Donato, Talbot Challis
Burra 3 def Balaklava 1
Best Players Burra: Harrison Williams, Bradtke Stockman, Lucas Williams
Best Players Balaklava: Nick Lawrie, Eli Battistessa, Faith Battistessa
Goals Burra: Harrison Williams, Jed Devine, George Peart
Goals Balaklava: Nick Lawrie
Burra was still reeling after coming away from their first game with a 2 – 0 loss to Clare. By the time the second game came around, the players were awake, on their toes are ready to bring their A game. This was challenged straight up when Balaklava’s Nick Lawrie scored the first goal of the game. Burra turned the tables quickly to respond with a brilliant running goal by Jed Devine to take the game into half time 1-1. The second half showed excellent defensive work by the Balaklava backline, particularly Faith Battistessa, which was making it difficult for Burra’s running attack. Finally the Balaklava goalie was drawn out and Burra’s George Peart capitalised on the opportunity, producing Burra’s second goal for the game. Balaklava did not let up though, and the ball ran through the centre on many occasions. Burra’s Harrison Williams sealed the game with a magic direct shot at goal in a short corner to finish the game with a 3-1 win over Balaklava.
This round now ends the minor rounds with the Preliminary Final to be held next Saturday 26th August in Clare at 10am. This game will be a battle between Clare and Balaklava for a Grand Final spot against Burra the following week in Burra. Good luck to all teams in the finals – enjoy the experience! Don’t forget the CDHA Presentation Dinner will be held on 9thSeptember at Balaklava Golf Club. Tickets are now available from your club/team representative. See the CDHA Facebook page for more details.
Under 15s (Played at Stockwell)
Tanunda 5 Def CDHA United 0
Tanunda Goals – Tristan Pfeiffer 3, Jay Rice 2
Tanunda was off with a bang! Tristan Pfeiffer reading the ball well and steeling away early. CDHA’s defence kept them at bay with Thomas Lymburn moving forward backed up by Owen Jenner and Nick Lawrie down the field. After much back and forth at a frantic pace, Tristan put Tanunda on the board with a lovely moving goal on the run. Harrison Williams stepped it up in defence and moved it forward through Thomas, but sent back again by a strong Tanunda defence. Jamie Cott stood firm in goals against a barrage of Tanunda’s fast attempts at goal, off shorts and general play. CDHA’s defence kept busy! Tanunda scored again just before half time, after some confusion. Second half saw the ball down CDHA’s end early, but not for long and before we knew it Tanunda scored their 3rd and then their fourth with a lovely tap by Jay Rice. Tanunda had a short corner and Will Thomas did well to sae a certain goal, another short and Jamie Cott was on fire with the saves. Max Price drove it out of defence. Thomas burst out of the pack but was met by Tristan again and again. Down Tanunda’s end Jamie deflected ball after ball but finally Tanunda found the goal again for their 5th. A good clearance by Will down the field to Harrison game us some hope but our efforts were thwarted again. Ella Cornwell did some solid work in defence and we oved forward through Max. There were small glimmers of hope but Tanunda are a very skilled, game-wise team who ran away winners 5-0.
Under 18s (Played at Stockwell)
CDHA United 2 drew with Nuriootpa 2
CDHA United Goals – Will Price 2
Nuriootpa Goals – Tristan Barratt, Mathilda Breuer
B Grade Women (Played at Stockwell)
Gawler 4 Def CDHA United 0
Gawler Goals – Laura Cousins 2, Jacqui Rowe 2
Gawler have really picked up this year and have been the team to beat for the season. Some tidy, skilled players have lifted their spirits and made them very competitive, providing strong competition. Today was no exception. Gawler off to a quick start with Jacqui Rowe putting the first ball on the board. CDHA needing to adjusting in not having reliable fast legs defender, Ellen Canna to sweep the crumbs. Gawler continued to push forward with good movement of the ball and quick skills, keeping CDHA’s defence busy for majority of the first half. Gawler putting 2 more rungs on the board. The second half saw a change in momentum and it was CDHA who put pressure on Gawler’s defence working the ball continually into the circle but unable to convert. The ball saw every corner of the field and players were tiring. Gawler were able to convert for the 4th and final time. CDHA had their chances in the second half but just could not capitalise in the circle – a much better half. Great game from both teams with Gawler having the upper hand when it counted.
B Grade Men - Bye