Our youth grade team kicked it off with a solid 3-0 win over Mittagong.
Clarry Christopherson, Kurt Crawford and Will Hore each found the back of the net.
The young lads are benefitting from the calming guidance of the mentors, aka the 'old blokes', and are starting to come together as a team and focus on building their plays. They're becoming patient in attack, moving the ball through the back line and taking the opportunity to advance once they've worked for it.
It takes some time for a team to get used to each other and start to know the way the players around them work. Our club has worked towards fielding a youth grade team for many years and it's satisfying to see the improvement so far in their first season.
The gold teams were next up in the 1pm time slot and both came away happy. The ladies faced Mittagong Green on a sticky but slippery pitch and the washing machines got a fair work out after.
The defence worked hard to keep a clean sheet and the repeated attacks lead to a goal for Kellie Weller and a beauty from Shenoah Furniss off her perfectly executed corner kick to give a final result of 2-0.
The gold men found goals aplenty with a 9-0 win over Exeter at Hill Top.
Jefferson Valencia came away with a hat trick; there was a double double to Johnno Hammond and Yeison Guevera and one each to Corey Zakara and Ally Haining.
Both maroon teams followed at Hill Top for the 3pm kick off. They weren't to know it then with the gold ladies at Mittagong but the club was running three from three at that stage.
The maroon ladies had a strong 9-1 win over Moss Vale Black with hat tricks from Abby Doyle and Jemma Coulter and a double from Erin Sommers.
The maroon men carried it through with a 5-0 win over Hill Top. Zac Levin beat the keeper twice and Chester Kelly, Will Hore and David Wright got one each.
Our U12s team played one short and were satisfied to go down only 2-0 with 10 on the pitch. Our U15s team had a 4-0 loss to Moss Vale.
The U13s had a great second half to finish with a 6-1 win over Bundanoon. Duke Garske managed yet another hat trick, with good support from Hamish Chapman bagging two and Beau Johansen one.
Every season has its moments, good and bad, and it was nice to see the ripple of good vibes move through the club as the word travelled that all the senior teams were on the right side of the score board.