Twelve Apostles travelled to Bedford High on Thursday 1st February 2018 to play football against their rivals Newton West Park. Twelve Apostles were hoping for a win after they beat Sacred Heart, a very talented team, in their previous match. With their spirits high they were ready to take on Newton West Park.
At approximately 4pm the referee blew his whistle and the game begun. Newton West Park started the game strong and had most of the possession. They utilised this possession with well worked back to back goals. Twelve Apostles soon realised they had a mountain to climb. However, Evan finally scored a simple tap in making the score 2-1. For the rest of the half Twelve Apostles struggled to get the ball off Newton West Park as they had more possession and added another two goals to their lead. Half time came and both teams deserved a rest. The score at half time was 4-1 to the team in Yellow and blue.
During half time the Twelve Apostles coaches advised the players to put more pressure on the rival team and attack more, with more shots. Feelings started to change and more players started to display anger, however the referee didn’t need to take any action. Twelve Apostles had a better half and created a lot of more chances but just couldn’t execute these. On the other hand, Newton West Park seemed to have found their shooting boots and scored an additional three goals making the score 7-1. At the end of the game Jayden was awarded man of the match for his second half performance in defence.
After the final whistle Twelve Apostles were disappointed with the score but were quickly reminded of their previous successes. Hard work, endurance and perseverance in training would only be to the advantage of the team. Keep reading for further updates of Twelve Apostles’ progress.
Written by Jayden and Leo.