Nambucca Strikers 13s go down in gutsy performance

Under 13s player Kyden White.

THE NAMBUCCA Strikers Under 13s were the only team in action at Coronation Park over the long weekend.

With a depleted squad the Strikers went down 6-1 to top of the table Urunga in a spirited performance.

“Orville Daley scored early for Nambucca with a great set up by Tahj Hurley and the Strikers took the lead and held it in what must have been a shock for the competition front runners,” said Strikers coaching coordinator Rhys Jones.

“The quality of the opposition was clear with numerous attacks on the Nambucca goals repelled by the solid defence of Noah Turner and in goals, Corbin Gill, but a few made it through to see Urunga in the lead at half time 3-1.

“The second half saw a change to the formation for the Strikers and Kyden White took control of the defence, seemingly everywhere, covering and clearing at the back, yet still providing attacking opportunities for the Strikers through Johari Greenup and Chase Weaver.

“Urunga’s well drilled team showed they deserved their spot as division leaders and piled on the pressure to extend their lead and finish with a score of 6-1.

“A cracking goal by Bella McKay earned her the cheers and respect of the home crowd.

“Special mention to Piper Daley who was playing well above her age group, helping out the short handed Strikers but was consistent in defence in the first half and provided some attacking spark with her brother Orville in the second half.

“Nambuccas Strikers under 13s could hold their heads high with their efforts, looking forward to the return fixture with a full strength squad,” said Jones.


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