Sunday 15th May 2016
Wayne Richards Park
What an Indian summers day it was on Sunday at the Westies (FMNC) clubhouse, the impressive Wayne Richards Park. Just finding a park amongst the European cars, sensing a southern city team was in town.
Yelling, pushing, shirt fronting and thong throwing. That was only from the excited crowd who witnessed a team of young lads standing up for each other. The ending score of 7-0 over the Adamstown Rosebuds FC did not show the true grit developing in this maturing bunch of boys. Great goals, perfect timing and position play was second to the way the guys stepped up and defended, protected and encouraged each other with the roughness of the play.
The super coach has got through. The team is talking and talking loud between each other. Not like the MC host for the day. Apparent equipment failure. Yeah yeah. Very quiet.
Oh that’s right. Yellow cards handed out to our guys. Brody Corbett still sticking to his version. Somewhat slightly different to the man in charge. Well played by all. Looking forward to the next encounter at Westies for round 10.
Best wishes to the Bear family. A huge, huge part of the FMNC team for many years. Moving afar but have promised to host us all when the boys raise the finals trophy. Thank you Ali and Rob.
Final score 7-0 to FMNC.
– Report by Ash Corbett
Sunny conditions welcomed Adamstown Rosebuds to Wayne Richards Park for their match against the FMNC 14s. The boys were keen to build on the previous week’s performance and had been training hard. All the hard work during the week seemed to pay off immediately with the first goal scored in the first minute of the game. The first half saw the boys meeting the request of their coach by moving the ball well around the park, finding feet and troubling the Adamstown keeper. Three further goals found the back of the net at the 22 minute marker, then again in the 32nd and 34th minutes respectively affording the 14s a comfortable 4-0 lead at half time.
The second half proved to be more successful for the Rosebuds with our boys drifting away from the game plan and failing to maintain possession at crucial times. Injuries forced some unplanned substitutions and positional changes. Adamstown scored their first goal 25 minutes into the second half; FMNC found the back of the net for a 5th time 5 minutes later and the Rosebuds added a second goal in the final minutes of the match to leave the final score at 5-2. Special mention goes to Harry Amon for marking Adamstown’s tallest player (also called Harry) on the field. What Harry gave away in height he made up for in tenacity!
Final score 5-2 to FMNC.
– Report by Sonia Hughes
With FMNC hosting Adamstown at Port Macquarie on Sunday, the 15s were ready for their toughest challenge so far. This was a “ TOP OF THE TABLE “ clash with Adamstown winning all their games and FMNC having 5 wins 2 draws and 0 losses.
As usual the game started fast and went end to end. FMNCs midfield then started to get on top and with that control of the ball. About 15 mins in, with FMNC pressing high up the field Adamstown couldn’t clear their box. After some scrappy play, Sol Ferguson latched onto the ball from close range and smashed the ball home.
FMNC 1- 0 Adamstown
About 10 mins later Adamstown intercepted a poor pass and pushed quickly, crossed the ball and Adamstown slotted the ball into the net.
Half Time 1-1
FMNC still feeling like they could win started the second half fast. Again having the better of the play Flynn Goodman drove in from the side of the box. Flynn was then taken down inside the box with the referee pointing to the spot. Flynn stepped up and slotted it home.
FMNC 2-1 Adamstown
The game stayed fairly even for the rest of the game. Adamstown tried to get through, but every time they tried FMNCs back four were up to the challenge stopping everything and even setting up the next play.
With almost the last kick of the game Adamstown had a free kick in a very dangerous position. With the free kick taken the ball landed in a very dangerous spot and was heading on goal when Chai Davies headed the ball over the crossbar for a corner.
With the 15s having 2 players not well and 1 on suspension, Sam Modderno and Andrew Walton from the 14s stepped up a grade and did a great job. Thanks boys !
Final score 2-1 to FMNC.
– Report by John Goodman
Round 9 at Wayne Richards Park saw FMNC u17s still chasing their first win for the season. The team unit getting back on the same page pre-game with a good discussion regarding attitude, respect and understanding.
FMNC took all this forward showing how they can unite to hold a strong Adamstown Rosebuds team to 0-0 at half time. The best opportunity for FMNC came in the 25th min with Nick Wright splitting two defenders taking the ball into the box only to be stopped by a great save from the Adamstown keeper.
In the second half and at the 43rd minute Adamstown scored to go up 1-0 with a low shot from outside the box that appeared to be unseen by the FMNC keeper. FMNC kept to the game plan and pushed forward when in possession, unlucky not to equalise in the 60th minute with a direct pass from Patti Hamilton to Kassidy Veitch who hit the post with his shot.
One minute later a 50-50 header from a clearance landed at the feet of the Adamstown striker who off-loaded to his team mate to score – 2-0 up Adamstown.
A 66th minute shot at goal from Patti Hamilton was not dealt with by the keeper which allowed Dylan Webber to put away a home town goal. FMNC showed they weren’t going away easily, building momentum, confidence and looking the better side going into the last quarter of the game.
That win is getting closer, good effort boys.
Final score 2-1 to Adamstown.
– Report by Andrew Lickley