Busselton Terriers demonstrate passing game
By Jamie Coutts
On a gloriously sunny day for football, BCFC U12s Terriers made the short trip along the coast to Dunsborough to play the Cobras. With both teams playing an attacking brand of football, there were always going to be plenty of goals and the spectators were not to be disappointed.
Busso started well and were demonstrating that hard work and perseverance on the training field will reap rewards. With coach Jamie’s broken-record message of “control-pass-move” imprinted on their brains, the team played some wonderful football and combined this with a passion and desire to compete in all areas.
Alec opened the scoring and showed positional discipline in his favourite role on the wing. Charlotte worked tirelessly at Centre-Forward and demonstrated what a quality player she has become with her general link-up play and running both with and without the ball.
Busso romped into a 3-0 lead and appeared to relax and take their foot off the gas. The Cobras responded with a couple of well-taken goals to bring it back to 3-2. Leo showed some great goalkeeping skills to keep his team in the lead and this combined with Billy, Ashton and Zayne controlling the defensive zones allowed Busso to retake the initiative.
Elliot, Liam, Max and Chayne were linking and passing the ball well in the forward third. Some well-taken goals from all 4 allowed Busso to regain control by half-time.
After half-time the Cobras scored some fantastic goals and it appeared that they might find an equaliser. Robert was wearing the goalkeeper gloves in the 2nd half and pulled off a wonderful save to keep his team in the lead. Henry was working tirelessly in an unaccustomed defensive role and made a few crucial interceptions to keep his side in the lead.Liam and Max were continuing to show their quality and this allowed their team to gain some respite from the increasingly confident Cobras forwards.
The reintroduction of Elliot, Billy and Charlotte for the final quarter of the match proved crucial and Busso began to dominate. With some wonderful passing interchanges and composure in front of goal, Busso added a number of quality goals to their tally and ultimately finished as the stronger side.
There were many strong performances and all 12 players deserved an award for their ability to play quality football combined with passion and desire whilst also demonstrating the crucial quality of showing respect.
Man-of-the-match was awarded to Chayne for his control and passing in the midfield.