Under 11’s to good for Floreat

Under 11’s to good for Floreat

Posted on May 12, 2011 in 'Juniors 2011'

Under 12’s Green – Sunday 1st May – ECU Under 11’s  7-1  Floreat Athena

After the easter break, both sides were keen to get their season going again. ECU began brightly and created some opportunities, if not many clear cut chances. Their possession paid off when after 15 minutes, Ethan Kerridge returned a Floreat clearance with interest, shooting past the goalkeeper from distance.

Within two minutes, it was 2-0 to the home side when Harley Curran evaded a defender and played a good through ball to Kieran Craig, who coolly finished into the corner for his first goal of the season. It could have been three, soon after, when Oliver Ford played in James Lawless who pushed the ball just the wrong side of the post with the goalkeeper beaten. A half time score of 2-0 was deserved as ECU had played some good football and were rarely threatened by a physically big Floreat team.

Within minutes of the re start, it was 3-0 when Liam Hudson, with great pace, went down the right wing and crossed into the area, where the Floreat goalkeeper dropped the ball at the feet of Kieran, who tapped the ball home. ECU then scored an identical goal when Ethan crossed, the goalkeeper spilt the ball and, again, a grateful Kieran tapped home to complete his hat trick and to make the score 4-0.

Ethan then made it 5-0 with a twice taken penalty. Floreat then had their best spell of the match and after a goalmouth scramble, the visitors scored to make the score 5-1, much to the delight of their enthusiastic and noisy supporters.

It was only a temporary reprieve though, as Luke Rhodes went on a good run and set up James to score with a header from close range. It was soon 7-1 to the home team and a brilliant goal it was as well. Harley went past one defender, flicked the ball over a second and finished superbly past the goalkeeper.

Following on from their good performance in their last game against Balcatta, this was a another good effort by the boys and they should now have the confidence going into their next game against Ellenbrook next Sunday.