U13 WYL Wrap Up
“The Under 13s rep team played their last games of the season in a windy Orange on the weekend.
In the first game against Orange they dominated possession and chances but could not find the back of the net until the second half when playing into the wind they made the breakthrough. The second goal was possibly a highlight of the season, a great surging run from midfield by Flynn McLean, beating 3 defenders and a good finish gave us the cushion our play deserved. A good 2-0 victory for the team.
The second game was against our old “rivals” from Dubbo. These games are often close affairs, and this one was no different. We twice went behind in the first half, but the spirit of the team shone through and we came back twice to be level at half time. The second half was a similar seesaw affair, Dubbo did manage to get a 2 goal cushion, before Mudgee came back into the game and reduced it to 4-3 with 5 mins to go. Mudgee pushed on to the end but could not get the equaliser. The disappointment from the players at the final whistle sums up that they felt a draw would have been a fair result.
I would like to thank the players and their parents for all their support. They are a fine group of young adults who show great characteristics of commitment, team spirit and always giving 100%. It has been a pleasure coaching them.” ...
Well done and thanks to coach Edward George and Dave Riley
U12 WYL Wrap Up
Mudgee 1 vs Orange Lions 3
Mudgee 1 vs Lachlan United 3
Mudgee u12s had their last round of the season in tricky conditions in Orange. A strong gusty wind and a hard pitch combined to give the ball a life of its own at times. The game against the Orange Lions was a pretty even affair, with the final score not quite reflecting the effort put in by the team. A beautiful slide tackle just outside the box was judged to have been inside the box and worthy of a penalty kick from the spot, not much the goalie could do against that. But the team rallied and after a few exciting opportunities, Luka Garland sent a shot from the broken play near the 18 yard line into the top corner of the net for a well deserved goal. The team finished the game happy knowing that they had done well and came close against a physical team that seemed to have an extra 10kg and 10cm on every player around the field.
The afternoon game against Lachlan started off looking like a carbon copy of the first game. The wind was our constant companion and foe, making some clearances soar like an eagle well down field, while the next would waddle like a duck and skid out of bounds. Lachlan too was, physically a much larger team, with Zach Nipperess our only player able to report what the top of a Lachlan players head looked like. Zach did several fantastic saves, including a magical 4 save scrambling combination from shots just outside the 6 yard box before managing to dive on the ball. We had several probing runs that came close, with a memorable run and shot by Rusty Mussared being denied by the woodwork.
Beau Croft took over keeper duties for the second half to pull off some remarkable saves to the excitement of the Mudgee spectators on the sidelines. One of Beau's leaping saves meaning he left the game an inch taller than he started it. Mudgee's goal was scored by a clinical Luka Garland shot, again with the final score not quite showing the effort and opportunity of the game.
Overall it was a good way to finish off a tough season in the year that never was. For a team playing their first season moving up to the full size field, against teams that seemed to be populated with giants and without any Saturday season to give them much needed match play, they handled their games well, keeping their heads up and attitudes positive, they should be proud of the commitment and team spirit they showed through the year. ...
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🥇 ⚽️ U15’s WYL Wrap Up 2020 ⚽️ 🥇
Mudgee are the Western Youth Champions U/15’s with 3 wins and one draw.
Mudgee 3-0 over Lithgow
Mudgee 2-2 draw with Orange
A great effort by everyone in the team on two very windy weekends of play.
The Team kept their heads up even when at times we seemed to collapse in defence, regrouping, refocusing and getting the job done.
Plenty of shots on goal were heavily effected by the wind in the first game against Lithgow, but in the end a 3-0 scoreline was the teams result.
Walking into the second game against Orange, we knew we had a challenge ahead. With out first goal coming from a through ball from Zane Bowmaker to Jordy Richards fending off two defenders and a goalie before giving it a hit on the sweet spot into the net. Following after was a lapse where Orange took advantage and levelled the scoreline, Harrison Cole put a valiant effort in with some courageous decision making to keep the ball out of the net during this time.
The next goal even a freight train could not stop came from Dom Sebelic, precision and speed left the opposition dumb founded (big power from these little legs). Unfortunately we went to sleep before half time which Orange again punished us for, leaving the half time result at 2-2.
With some tactical talk over the break the team was focused and held strong until the final whistle.
A big Thank-you to Sherry for training the team while I was working.
Thank you to the parents for the side-line motivation and support to get your teenagers to training and the games.
Chad Bowmaker Coach of the U/15 Western Youth League Champions 2020 ...
Well done boys congratulations.. Thanks chad and sherry much appreciated
Excellent result team & coach. Well done! ⚽️
Thank you to Chad and sherry for a short but great rep season. Finn had a great time
🥳Congratulations guys/girls well deserved ⚽️⭐️, Thanks Chad and Sherry much appreciated 👏🏻
WYL U11 WRAP UP – Sunday 30 August (Lithgow)
Game 1: Mudgee 0 Orange Tigers 1
Game 2: Mudgee 18 Lithgow 0
The U11 team travelled to Lithgow on Sunday and were greeted by blue skies and sunny weather, a stark contrast to what they would’ve played in the weekend before!
The first game against Orange Tigers was as good a game of soccer as you would want to see. Mudgee held dominance for most of the match but failed to capitalise on a few scoring opportunities before Orange scored a goal against the run of play. It was a great game played by 2 very willing and skilful teams. Tommy Ryan was the pick of the Mudgee side, with some brilliant displays of skill in attack and defence and a never give up attitude. The Mudgee boys should be proud of their performance, with the referee commenting at full time on the willing but sportsman-like spirit the game was played in.
The boys wrapped up the season in style with an easy win of an under strength Lithgow side. The Lithgow side never gave up but playing with no reserves and with a few younger players in the team, Lithgow just never got into the game. The Mudgee boys did well to stick to their structures and showed off some very sharp shooting to win the game 18 zip.
A huge thanks to the players parents for ferrying them around to training and games this year and an even bigger thanks to the players for their commitment and attitude in what was a challenging year. The development across the squad has been phenomenal and the teamwork that was developed across the season was a pleasure to witness. The players are all fine young representatives of our great town!
Coach Adam ⚽️ ...