ONE FOR THE MUMS

ONE FOR THE MUMS

Posted on May 18, 2012 in 'Juniors 2012'

UWA Nedlands 0-13 ECU Joondalup
It was an early Mothers day kick off away from home for the boys , in what was their first game in the North Blue League, since being promoted after some outstanding early season performances. ECU showed their intent from the whistle, with some great passing and attacking. The pressure resulting in two early corners. Blunt then opened the ECU account with a fantastic shot in the second minute. UWAs’ spirited defense was constantly under attack By ECUs’ middle three of Turner, Moses and McLaughlin, who combined well to create opportunities for Petrie and Blunt up front. But on seven minutes it was Rhodes who stepped up with one of his trademark long range efforts to make it 2-0.
There was no let up from the restart, with ECU battling hard to win the ball back,  again passing well, which resulted in Petrie firing in another great effort. With UWA determined to get one back, the solid backline of Rhodes, Casimar, and Hinshelwood dealt with everything that came at them, with some solid tackling, and great passing up the field. More great movement by ECU saw a corner won and Blunts shot again saved by UWAs’ keeper who was working overtime. But it wasn’t long before ECU had another. After losing his marker on the left wing Turner laid the ball across goal, and when the keeper failed to deal with it, McLaughlin fired home to make it 4-0.
The following spell saw McLaughlin and Moses combine well in midfield, with Turner and Petrie coming closest to adding to the score line. The backline continued to stand firm against the few attacking chances that UWA created. The 15thminute saw McLaughlin and Rhodes take a well earned rest, replaced by Hobson and Bhudia. Shortly after, Petrie was the first to react to a cross by Blunt, and made no mistake in making it 5-0.
After only a few minutes on the field, Bhudia found some space directly out from goal and fired home  6-0.
Combining with Blunt, only moments earlier and firing his header wide, Hobson made no mistake the second time round with a fantastic headed finish to end the half 7-0.
The second half saw more of the same with Turner and Hobson both hitting the post. But there was no stopping Hinshelwood’s long range effort that left the keeper stranded, sailing into the back of the net 8-0.
Now playing on the left wing, after spending the first half in goal, Davis turned well after receiving the ball from Hinshelwood and fired home ECU’s 9th and his first. Davis then turned provider, crossing into the box for Hobson to score again. Shortly after, Turner took a well earned rest and was replaced by McLaughlin who along with Casimar and Hinshelwood in defense dealt with everything thrown at them by UWA.
Great attacking pressure by ECU saw numerous shots on goal with Hobson and Blunt again hitting the post. With a resulting corner, the keeper was unable to deal with Blunt’s cross, pushing it into the back of his own net 11-0. The last few minutes saw Davis add to his tally with a great individual goal, followed minutes later by a well taken strike from a cross by Blunt. 13-0.
A fantastic team performance from all the boys, with the hard work on the training field with (Gaffer) Mark McGuigan again showing in their result.
Goal scores:
Blunt 2, 39 min
Rhodes 7
Petrie 8,11
McLaughlin 10
Bhudia 19
Hobson 22, 33
Hinshelwood, 29
Davis 30, 41 ,46