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Junior players take confidence out of big victories

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May 04, 2018

With a later start time at Cobram’s home ground, the Roar were confident going into the game.

Under-11

Cobram Roar 11 d Albury United 0

With a later start time at Cobram’s home ground, the Roar were confident going into the game.

With a full list of players, the game started positively with a few shots on goals.

After building some momentum, the goals started to flow.

Joseph Allen opened his goal account with a great header, followed by goals from Mikael Corso, Sonny Rowe and Craig Keech, who kicked his first goal of the season.

With a great start to the season the Roar are sitting top of the ladder.

Goals: J Allen 3, S Rowe 3, M Corso 1, Mikael Artavilla-Bennett 1, M Alkundi 1, L Quianne 1 and C Keech 1.

Under-12

Cobram Roar 12 d Albury United 0

From the outset Cobram pushed forward with numbers and peppered United’s goals.

Cobram’s defence of Thomas Corso, Luke Goodin, Harry Paterson and Lachie Kelly was impenetrable. Harry provided great run and carry, pushing the ball forward, and Thomas was cool, marshalling the backline.

Sonny Rowe, Jesse Wakeman and Logan Stone provided some wonderful through balls which resulted in goals and Jake Brincat was in the thick of the action creating chances.

Jackson Coopman and Jake Kalz were lethal up front and Xavier Spiller was unlucky to not convert from the penalty spot.

The goals were shared well with Jackson scoring four, Jake three, Jesse and Logan two each and Luke one.

Apart from the numerous goals, one of the most pleasing parts of the game was Cobram keeping a clean sheet.

Currently on top of the ladder, Cobram will play second-placed Myrtleford on Sunday in what should prove a tough match.

Awards: Xavier Spiller and Jesse Wakeman.

Under-13 girls

Cobram Roar 4 lost to Albury United 5

It was an evenly matched game against Albury United on Sunday, with 10 players working hard to both move the ball forward and defend goals.

Helena had her first shot goalkeeping for the year and proved to be quite agile in her role.

Ella penetrated the opposition’s defences with some great runs and was well supported by Angelina.

Lara was solid in defence throughout the game, with Serena and Bella also working hard in the backline.

Eva, Olivia and Charlee worked hard to tackle throughout the match and Annie was fearless in tackling and in her pursuit of the ball.

It was an exciting match, with Roar scoring a disallowed fifth goal as the whistle blew.

Award: Ella Lissington.

Under-14

Cobram Roar 8 d Albury United 1

Sam Wood opened the scoring for Cobram in just the fourth minute of the match. This started an avalanche of goals for Sam, who had netted six by half-time.

These were facilitated by a dominant defence and midfield who kept feeding the balls to him.

The Roar, buoyed by their sizeable lead, started off the second half a little sluggishly. This let Albury sneak in a goal.

But that kicked Cobram back into gear, with Toby Shilling and Ella Lissington scoring another two goals.

It was a great team effort by everybody and a well-deserved victory.

Goals: S. Wood, T. Shilling and E. Lissington.

Best: S. Wood, D. Cheong and A. Fotia.

Under-16

Cobram Roar 3 d Albury United 1

Division three men (under-18)

Cobram Roar 0 lost to Albury United 3

The under-18s played a solid game and created several scoring opportunities.

The team was strong in defence and gave 100 per cent.

Unfortunately, the boys ran out of steam towards the end of the game, with United scoring three goals in the last 15 minutes.

Reserve women

Cobram Roar 1 lost to Albury United 2

Reserve men

Cobram Roar 3 d Albury United 1

Senior men

Cobram Roar 0 lost to Albury United 2

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