U12 East League games Sunday 18th February by Keith Forster


CARNEGIE TORNADOS were this time represented by William Poole, Joshua Love, Rhiannon Millar, Christopher Tweddle, Alex Livingston, Maisie Munday, Sean Habrovitsky, Hayden Griffiths, Robyn Hewie and Ryan Dempsey all of whom were up to the task showing good speed, firm tackling and sensible passing of the ball which proved all too much for Falkirk & Linlithgow to cope with resulting in an emphatic 11 – 1 victory for Carnegie.

Game two for Tornados against league leaders Watsonians Wildcats was an entirely different affair mainly because we were given less time and space to move the ball around.  However, the effort level was pleasingly high and Tornados always looked dangerous and had the final shots been more accurate we could have built a winning lead but in the end it was Watsonians who secured the win by 3 goals to 2.

CARNEGIE TYPHOONS made up from Hannah Lowe, Ross Campbell, Owen McKenzie, Megan Lacy, Anya Hegarty, Zara Webb, Ewan Cameron, Hannah Anderson, and Brodie Cuthbertson found the opening game against Dunbar Dynamos difficult to get into and as a result the play was very much hit it and chase it with chances being squandered at both ends.  Having said that, good tackling and blocking by Hannah Lowe at the back allowed very few chances to Dunbar and the final result of 0 – 0 was well deserved.

A one game break, a drink and a wee talk made all the difference and the second game against the more fancied Inverleith Panthers was quite a turn-around with Typhoons moving the ball around well with lots of powerful runs on the Inverleith defence.  We were never behind in the scoring in this one but also never more than one ahead but held on to record a superb 4 – 3 win.

The next outing on 4th March sees both teams play their final league game, Tornados v Grange and Typhoons v Gullane plus one friendly each which will then lead to the Finals day play-offs on 18th March where teams are paired off according to their league finishing positions.

The current league standings in the U12 groups show Group ‘H’ leaders as CALA on 26 points, followed by Watsonians Wildcats on 20 points and 3rd Carnegie Tornados on 18 points, equal 3rd with Grange whom we play on the next visit so a win is vitally important.

In Group ‘I’ first place is held by Watsonians Wolves on 26 points and second place by Carnegie Typhoons on 24 points and here our final game is against Gullane who are currently 5th on 18 points.

In the finals the three teams placed first are drawn together – then second placed – and third … and so on down to 8th places so the higher the league place the better.

Currently third equal in one group and second in another IS A GREAT EFFORT SO FAR by our two teams.

 

NOTE

Sunday 4th March is also the first 2018 appearance for our youths at U10, U12 and U14 at the Midlands Festival in Dundee so we are desperately looking for players in these age groups – if you are interested please let us know (keith.forster@homecall.co.uk)