Game 3 — @ Scorpions

The Fireballs came into their third game of the season against another more–experienced team — The Scorpions.

Pleasant Hill Fireballs were without one of their team members as Jack D. was feeling under the weather.

Last minute pep talk by Coach Kevin [Photograph by Rose H.]
Last minute pep talk by Coach Kevin [Photograph by Rose H.]

Both Fireball teams did very well, improving again and this week we managed to win one game and narrowly lose the other.

Lack of Referees meant Coach Ed H. and referee–in–training Jeremy K. had to step in and be in charge of the whistles (its a lot harder than it looks!)

Bryson B. ponders his next move as Travis S. and Noah H. help out [Photograph by Rose H.]
Bryson B. ponders his next move as Travis S. and Noah H. help out [Photograph by Rose H.]

In the first game, Travis S. showed very nimble feet and Isaac K. was a lot more involved than his first few games. Some good tackling and clearing the ball.

Noah H. didn’t see much of the ball this week but ran himself into the ground as he buzzed like a bumblebee all round the field (I smell a nickname).

Cole W. and new referee, Jeremy K. watch on as Rocco B. throws in to Bryson W. [Photograph by Rose H.]
Cole W. and new referee, Jeremy K. watch on as Rocco B. throws in to Bryson W. [Photograph by Rose H.]

In the second game, huge thumbs up to both Rocco B. and Cole W. for playing the whole match in tandem with the Brysons.

The Crocodile and The Hammer were up to their usual level of good work and were outstanding in defence and attack.

Rocco B. and Cole W. played very well against a tough (well-matched Scorpions) team and they did well to help squeeze out a victory for the Fireballs.

Travis S., Noah H. and Bryson B. defend the first Scorpion corner of the day [Photograph by Rose H.]
Travis S., Noah H. and Bryson B. defend the first Scorpion corner of the day [Photograph by Rose H.]

Both Brysons, Bryson W. and Bryson B. were very good team players this week as they both played half a game for each of our teams.

Bryson W. was his usual bowling–ball self (I smell another nickname), knocking over the opposition (legally of course) and causing all sorts of problems in attack for the Scorpions. Hitting the post quite a few times.

Bryson B. on the other hand was doing his best to dance round the opposition with his great dribbling and golden boots. He also did very well not to respond to bad sportsmanship from the Scorpions. I’ve never seen anyone dribble with their hands in their ears shouting “LA LA LA” before!

Well done guys.

Isaac K. shows some good dribbling skills and starts another Fireballs attack [Photograph by Rose H.]
Isaac K. shows some good dribbling skills and starts another Fireballs attack [Photograph by Rose H.]

Thank you to Rose H. for her hard work in assembling our shiny new banner. We’ll get a great team picture once Jack D. returns from his wee sickness bug. Get Well Soon Jack!

Noah H. enjoying the first break beside our new shiny Pleasant Hill Fireballs banner [Photograph by Rose H.]
Noah H. enjoying the first break beside our new shiny Pleasant Hill Fireballs banner [Photograph by Rose H.]

Thank you also to Jeremy K. for stepping in last minute to referee one of the games. What he lacked in official uniform, whistle and training he made up for in effort and willingness to help. Thanks Jeremy, we all really appreciated it.

Roster

No. Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
2 Noah H. A A A
3 Cole W. B B B B
4 Jack D.
5 Bryson B. A A B B
6 Rocco B. B B B B
7 Travis S. A A A
8 Bryson W. B B A A
9 Isaac K. A A A