Laidley football rundown

HERE are the results for the Laidley Soccer Club for the weekend

U10: The Tigers played West Wanderers “Wild Ones” in their first game of the season at Laidley.

The Tigers came out in the first half very rusty and found the going tough.

All of the play went with the Wild Ones.

Full credit to all of the Tigers players who came out in the second half showing a lot more enthusiasm and effort.

The game identified where the side needs to improve.

Welcome to the team Kyle Whitehill, Angelo Lee, Bella Rae, Asher David and Tess Cole.

Player of the day went to Noah Davidson who ran all game scoring the teams only goal.

The final score was: Wanderers 17 – Tigers 1.

U11: Lost 5-1 to West Wanderers with a great goal to Zach Mears.

The team put in a terrific effort but they wound up playing a better side on the day.

The Wanderers side passed the ball very well and played as a team unit which was a good example to our team on how best to play football.

Jeremy Baker tried very hard in defence and is winning the ball well from tackles.

James Crosby put in another solid performance, demonstrating excellent passing skills.

Pearl Lee and Caitlyn Brown are working very hard each week in attack and defence and improving quickly.

U16 girls: The under-16 girls came away with a good 2-1 win against Pittsworth in their match on Saturday.

The girls are slowly finding their feet and put together some good phases of play.

Sheridan Luiz, Cass Brown, Alisha Nees did a great job with the defence and every one of the players who rotated throughout the midfield did a fantastic job in giving the forwards some great scoring opportunities.

Riley Cole and Meg Ploetz worked tirelessly up front and shared the goals between them.

Senior men: Laidley travelled to play St Albans on Sunday and came away with a solid 4-1 victory.

Andrew Martin scored the first goal with an unstoppable shot from the edge of the penalty area.

St Albans fought back well to level the score before Tony Brown put Laidley back in front before half-time after a fine flick-on by player of the match, midfielder Anthony McDonald.

From there Laidley controlled the game and scored two second half goals through a tireless Shawn Scheiwe and also Tony Brown with his second.

The whole team performance was the best of the new season with all players working well together.

Damien Taylor, into the starting side, continued to show his value to the team with another strong game.

Alex Hall provided the team with excellent service at striker with his off-the-ball movement opening the St Albans defensive on numerous occasions and he was unlucky not to add to the score sheet.

Colts: Laidley Colts faced a new challenger this week in Willowburn Magpies.

Willowburn came to Laidley determined not to end up on the wrong side of the score line.

From the start Willowburn started stronger having the better of the early play.

Laidley started to settle and make some in roads into the Willowburn defence with some early shots saved by their keeper.

Midway through the second half Laidley found the back of the net thanks to a Jack Brown long range effort to put Laidley ahead 1-0.

Willowburn fought back and showed good spirit and applied plenty of pressure on Laidley's goal but Laidley keeper Job King continued to make good saves.

Laidley went into half-time leading 1-0 and started the second half with a dominate display of field position and possession but the Willowburn keeper continued to save shots on goal as the opportunities went by the frustration started to come into Laidley's game.

Willowburn then stepped their attacking opportunities up as Laidley's midfield went missing which put a lot of pressure on the defenders and keeper.

Willowburn scored to level the scores back up at one goal each with five minutes to go.

Willowburn continued to push and were awarded a penalty in the 18 yard box which Laidley keeper Job King was unable to stop.

In the end Willowburn shocked the previously unbeaten Laidley 2-1.

Fillies: Fillies continued their good run of form taking on and defeating Glennie on Friday night.

Kate Lenzc came away with a hat-trick in the 4-0 win.

Senior women: The Ladies travelled to Oakey to take on an undefeated Dalby in what was going to be a tough match.

Laidley stuck to their game plan in the first half and comfortably held Dalby scoreless whilst creating opportunities of their own.

Millie Duggan opened the scoring for Laidley early in the second half with a superbly struck long range shot to put them into the lead.

Dalby then went on the attack and the Laidley defence crumbled under the constant pressure which saw two goals find the back of their net and Dalby leaving the ground with a hard fought 2-1 win.


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