Round one: Junior Football, May 6
There was much nervous energy and excitement in the air as the first round of junior football began in Yass for 2017.
With 260 players registered to play for Yass at all levels. it promises to be a busy but rewarding season.
The Yass Little Learners MinRoos saw eight teams of delighted children watched by proud parents run around the field having fun, kicking the ball and aiming for a goal.
Soon after the ALDI MiniRoo under 8s and 9s took to their field and showed their skills and teamwork in two very close games.
The under 11s showed great determination and team spirit with their coach away and a number players missing due to injuries.
With a couple of brave and talented U9s stepping up, they were able to work hard for a well-earnt win.
The Under 13s showed real class over what was not a weak opposition, scoring a few goals early to set the scene of what became a masterclass for the spectators, winning 14–0.
The final game of the day saw the under 14s dig deep and come from behind to win 2–1. The under 10s, 12s and 16s travelled to Canberra and beyond for their first games of the season.
The U10 had a great day out with a 12–0 result over Marist. It was a close match between the U16s Redbacks and Majura with the final score 7–6 going Majura’s way.
The U12s also had a great win with the final score against Palerang 2–7. The first round gives us an indication of a great season ahead for Football in Yass.
- U8 Redbacks 2 v U8 Spiders 2
- U9 Redbacks 3 v U9 Spiders 4
- U10 Marist 0 v Yass 12
- U11 Yass 3 v Brindabella 0
- U12 Palerang 2 v Yass 7
- U13 Yass 14 v Marist 0
- U14 Yass 2 v Grammar 1
- U16 Majura 7 v Yass 6
U14 Redbacks Match Report
The U14 Redbacks assembled at Walker Park for the season opener. There was some moments of early confusion as we waited for our opponents the Cooma Tigers to arrive but to have Canberra Grammar turn up instead.
The game commenced with both teams showing it was to be a even affair. Yass looked at little rusty at times in the first half and this allowed Canberra Grammar to sneak through and score the first points of the season to lead 1–0.
The Redbacks looked certain to score at times but could not get the ball past the Grammar keeper . Angus Gallahar was dangerous in the first half with good penetrating runs. Reuben Robinson, Keegan Doyle and Cal Morgan were putting in big efforts. The Yass Redbacks went to half time down 1 goal to nil.
The second half saw the Redbacks blow away a few cobwebs to look a far more superior team. Good lead up work from Harrison Walker and Reuben Robinson saw Keegan Doyle score to level the game at 1–1. Ben Luck ,Jacob Collins and Bryce Battye were making good inroads to set up our attack. Brooklynn Bolton was impressive when injected into the game.
Yass looked very impressive with their relentless attack and were unlucky not to score on three or four occasions . Jackson Nash was an absolute standout in defence and continually stifled the Grammar attack. After constant pressure on the Grammar defensive line it was Angus Gallahar who cleaned up to put the ball into the back of the net for the Yass Redbacks to take the lead and the match 2–1.
The coach was impressed by the teams effort so early in the season and is looking to build on this as early signs show we could have a strong season. Well done team.