Result: Glebe 9 defeated Northern Districts 1
Half-time: Glebe 3 – Northern Districts 0
Penalty corners: Glebe 9 (2 goals), Northern Districts 2 (1 goal)
Penalty Strokes: Glebe 1 (1 goal)
Goal Scorers: Paul Jowett 3, Michael Wark 3, Luke Pollock 2, Tyson Hickey 1.
Glebe players: Chris Farrugia, Sam Bagley, Adam Campano, Tony Wark, Paul Jowett, Zane Goodridge, Will Brine, Clark Foster, Luke Pollock, Daniel Martin, Michael Wark, Simon Wark, Tyson Hickey, Pat Wark, Al Cullen. Unavailable players Jackson Howe (back)
After 8 games our record is 2 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses. We are currently sitting 8th out of 11 on the competition table and have a goal difference of -12. We played ND on 17 April 2021 at Pennant Hills where we lost 1-3. This was our worst game of the season by a considerable margin.
Unless we can win against the teams in the bottom half of the table, our chances of making the top six and progressing to the finals series are poor. With our key players fit for today’s game, I think we should be able to turn the tables on ND in this game, and start our climb up the ladder. My prediction is for a Glebe win 4-1.
We have three Glebe under 17 players in today’s line-up, Will Brine, Zane Goodridge and goalkeeper Clark Foster. It is Clark’s first game in the third-grade team. Team regulars Andrew Cheong and Jacob Warnock are playing in the second-grade team today.
The game was played on a cloudy, windy, cold June day. Fortunately, the predicted rain held off during the game.
Glebe played well today. It was a team effort, with no hero runs or individual one-outs. The ND team had half a team of good players, but also a few who were not quite up to third grade standard.