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Week 5 - Wednesday 31 May
Pulteney Navy were defeated by Pembroke 0-5
With the Year 9 players on camp, Pulteney was forced to defend with 11 men behind the ball for periods of the game and play on the counter attack. However, this suited the style of centre forward Ben Newman who was able win the ball on the half way line and use his skills and pace well to create numerous goal scoring opportunities in the opposition 'D', but just couldn't find the required outcome.
Man of the match, Baxter Gilsmore, was solid all game making some crucial interceptions and tackles from the left half position with some brave defending. The score line did not reflect the great performance from Pulteney, with a young team consisting of mainly year 7s and a few year 8s, the main difference being that Pembroke were a lot more clinical in the D'
Pulteney White forfeited against St Ignatius
Mitch Johnston & Tom Marshall
Middle School Coaches
Week 5 - Saturday 3 June
Pulteney defeated Mercedes 4-2
On a cold Saturday morning, with the pitch covered in frost, 9 Pulteney players stood strong against Mercedes College. With great tenacity, the Pulteney defence kept the score at 1-0 despite the superior numbers of Mercedes XI. With an additional player coming in for the second half, Pulteney was filled with enthusiasm. As the half progressed, Pulteney increasingly pushed Mercedes onto the back foot with fantastic passing and aggressive positioning. With two magnificent goals, Pulteney was back and ready to continue their push for victory. Mercedes had other ideas and quickly formed a counter attack and scored a well-earned second goal. With the final whistle coming ever closer, Pulteney veraciousnesses pushed them ahead and in the final 5 minutes two well placed shots but a stopper to Mercedes campaign, leaving the final score at 4-2 in a well fought game that displayed Pulteney's maturity, character, and determination. Exciting things to come from this amazing group of individuals.
Goal Scorers: Callum Menadue 2, Rory Hillock 2
First XI Coach