Date: July 12 2012
The Brindabella Movers chalked up their first win of the Kanga Cup, winning their under-14 boys' match against fellow Canberra side the Western Creek Blackhawks 2-0 at Kaleen yesterday.
The two teams braved muddy and cold conditions, with the Movers holding the ball in the opposition's half for the majority of the first period, pounding the Blackhawks defence repeatedly.
They eventually broke through midway through the second half due to a careless error by the Blackhawks goalkeeper when the ball was handled outside the box.
The mistake gifted the Movers the best chance of the game, and Jamie Hearder stepped up and duly converted the free kick.
Hearder said he felt confident stepping up to take the kick.
''It was my first goal of the tournament, but I'd been practising the free kicks all the time at training,'' he said.
The second goal came not long before the final whistle, when James Mills-Tom sliced through the Blackhawks defence from the far left, drifted inside and converted to seal the game for the Movers.
Despite the result, Blackhawks coach Steve Ford was happy with his team's effort in the trying conditions and wasn't too hard on his keeper for the handling error.
''Look it was a bit of a brain snap … but it was our fourth game in hard conditions,'' Ford said.
''Both teams played really well in the mud and cold.''
In other matches in the under-14 boys' plate, Marist FC defeated Northern Tasmania 3-1 and the Imran Soccer Academy had a huge victory over Oakhill College, winning 7-2.
In other matches across the divisions, FC Five Dock had a massive 12-0 victory over the Belsouth Spitfires in the under-10 boys, Shellharbour Blue had a crushing 16-2 win over St Andrew's Cathedral School in the under-14 boys and in the 14-15 girls, Belconnen United won handsomely against Western Creek Storm 8-0.
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