U11 Komodos Cross River (3) defeated Lions Academy (1)
Playing at home, this game started at a frenetic pace, with both teams attacking. We went I up after 10 minutes with a goal to midfielder Jack Affleck. Lions scored right on half time to go to the break 1-1.
We were playing the better football, with good passing and building from defence to attack. Lachlan Wickstein scored a goal and this was soon followed by a goal to fellow striker Reid Keeley. Lions continued with the long ball but this was talked about at half time. Our defence was strong and adjusted to Lions pumping the ball long, allowing on just one shot on goal.
In the end we came away with a solid 3-1 win but had chances to win by 4 or 5 goals. This was a terrific TEAM effort.
Special mention to the Clairvaux U11 Goannas. 18 nil winners in their match -- surely a club record. Great to see the hard work the boys are putting in at training. There has been a noticeable improvement in all players at the Monday afternoon sessions. Calum and Henry are now training with the Cross River team to improve the their skills and increase the intensity of training. Welcome boys.
U11 Komodos Cross River (7) defeated Peninsula Power Academy (1)
Clairvaux U11 played Peninsula Power Academy , another highly fancied BPL club. We found ourselves 1 nil down after 10 minutes, but we were playing confidently. After strong build up Maddox scored a good goal from a rebound after a shot by Jack Affleck.
Minutes later another shot was deflected off the bar and Tyler was on hand to put the ball in the back of the net. Everyone was so happy for him as it was his first goal for Clairvaux after coming from Rochedale. Lachlan Wickstein then scored to make it 3-1 at half time.
We started the second half well and 5 minutes in to the half, Josh pulled off a brilliant reflex save which most keepers would not have got a hand to. We then got totally on top, with both Jack’s taking control of the midfield. Our defence of Noah, Harry, Lochie Flood and Leigh could not be beaten and pressured their forwards into mistakes. They were the catalyst for some many forward thrusts and our passing out from the back was a pleasure to watch.
Little one twos and playing the ball in behind players was causing huge problems for Power. Maddox was having a blinder on the wing beating defenders at will. Lachlan W and Reid were devastating up front and Tyler played the best game he has all year.
Lachie and Reid scored a couple each to see the final score 7-1 to Clairvaux. Hard to pick a best player as all contributed towards a wonderful team performance.
- Kym Wickstein
O35 Div 6 (5) defeated O35 Div 3 (2) - friendly
19/03/2017 - "Kevvy’s Komodos destroy Heley’s Heroes"
Two time and reigning QMF Division 3 Champions Heley’s Heroes were utterly destroyed yesterday as the Div 6 Over 35 team took them apart in a lop-sided affair smashing them into submission with a resounding 5 – 2 victory.
Heley’s Hero’s had nothing as the Over 35 Cross River Komodo team dominated from the get go controlling the midfield, the backs and up front (lets face it everywhere on the park) despite the recruitment of big guns Luke Robinson and the man known simply as “Belgium” into the Div 3 team.
Newly appointed coach/manager of the Div 3 team Lyle (the fat kiwi) Gerbich had no answers (a bit like his players) and must be thinking twice about taking on the coaching/management role!
“It was pretty obvious my tactics of not having a midfield or strikers backfired” he was overheard saying at the end of the match.
The Thomas Crapper Trophy fought out between the Over 35 teams was presented to stand in skipper Maca as Dave “Statue” Heley was too busy pondering his future in the team or lack thereof!
U11 Komodo Cross River (5) defeated by Brisbane City Academy (8)
We started the game very well going 2-0 up after 10 minutes with goals to Lachlan Wickstein. Next 15 minutes saw City score 6 goals. This was due to some “soft” goals by our standards and some poor decisions. Half time talk did the trick and a much better second half saw us play the excellent football we are capable of. Very committed effort and I was extremely proud of the way the boys did not give up, and actually won the second half. This is exactly what good teams do.
Excellent game from Noah O’Shea supported by captain Jonah Wardill and Lachlan Wickstein. Jack Affleck had a very good second half creating opportunities for the forwards.
There can be no excuses on the day. A very late start to our training and lack of lead up games did not help our cause. This is a very strong competition where we will play against NPL and BPL clubs. These clubs train for 1 ½ hours, 3 nights a week. We need to train harder 2 nights a week to gain the same improvement. This is our challenge.
U10 Barcelona (defeated 6-1)
We had a tough assignment today, first time on a bigger field, longer halves and no pre season games to get used to the changes. We worked hard all game trying to pass and keep the ball moving while holding shape. Unfortunately we went down but not through lack of effort from everyone.
We had a lot of chances today but couldn't put them away until Billy finally slotted one in. Great work from our two keepers Luke and Zane who both were solid and our new players Vanya and Darcy and Hudson who seem to fit in very well with the team. Natalie, Brock, Zac worked hard making lots of tackles and a big thank you to Callum and Aiden who played 2 games back to back to help us out.
Round 1 saw the U7 Clairvaux B team take on Eastern Suburbs in a high scoring, and very close game.
For most of the Clairvaux Bs, Round 1 was their first official game, which makes the whole team’s performance on Saturday all the more impressive.
The Clairvaux Bs displayed some great offensive and defensive skills, resulting in plenty of goals and saves. More importantly, the team demonstrated their determination to do their best throughout the whole game, and to stick with it even when the opposition scored some quick goals.
Congratulations to the Clairvaux B’s on a great effort in Round 1!