In looking at the score line from last nights U15s game you would think that this was a very one sided affair with Ipswich dominating.
Yes they did dominate the scoring but they did not dominate the play as you can see from the opening paragraph their match report. “Interesting game tonight, SC torpedoes played a good game gave us a run for the whole game, which is not reflected in the scoreline. We were able to find space and get goals when in front of goal despite their excellent keeper who stopped a good deal of shots at both ends of the pitch. Our offence found it tough also against Kirsty Logan in pit defence who eventually used her 3 personal fouls and was expelled in Q4 (to the delight of the Ipswich offence, Brad and James!).”
Ipswich are saying they did not find it easy and they felt they had to work hard to win, so well done to our players who gave a 100% last night. So whilst a heavy defeat is never easy to taste we did come up against a good side who showed us how to exploit space if it is made available.
I learnt something from the game last night– in 5 years of watching water polo, and skimming the rules once I never realised a player would be excluded from the rest of the game if he/she committed three fouls. Never seen that before.
Our u15s team is built of a number of experienced players and those still learning the nuances of match play so with more experience I am sure the team will become stronger and score a hatful of goals ourselves.
SC torpedoes team. – Pheobe Vale, Robert Johnson, Faye Hermon, Rufus Church, Jess Temple, Conall Smyth, Andy Perry, Kirsty Logan, Brooke Flower, Adam Palmer.
SC torpedoes ONLY scorer! – Rufus x 2.
So next up away to Colchester on Sunday, a chance to erase this from our memory, the home game was tight with torpedoes only losing by one goal so this encounter could go either way.