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An Easy Win for our Water Wizards

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Game 7 Report | By Nicole Meo | December 15, 2016

Game seven for the Water Wizards started unexpectedly with a forfeit from the opposing team. Although this automatically means we get the win (woohoo), The Wizards were disappointed about not being able to play an actual game. Luckily the Division 2 team which played in the time slot just before us, the Bueno B Wizards, agreed to play against us in a friendly match.

From the get go, this Wizard vs. Wizard game definitely had a more magically competitive edge than a friendly one. The game started strong with some great defending from both teams and a lot of back and forth possession of the ball. The Water Wizards struck early to bring the score up to 1-0 but were quickly dominated by the Bueno B Wizards as they scored 2 goals in quick succession. Nonetheless there were a plethora of shots had by both teams and some excellent team saves, keeping the game very exciting. Unfortunately, this game saw more injuries sustained than usual. In an attempt to clear the ball from our goal post, Nick managed the lob the ball straight into the only B Wizards player wearing glasses, sending him off the field temporarily. At some point, Laura also ran full force and head on into the female B Wizard goal keeper ramming them both into the wall. Although no-one was keeping strict time, at some halfway point the score was 4-2 to the Water Wizards, with goals scored by Nicole, Laura and Jonny.

The “second half” saw the addition of our usual ref and another member of the KGV staff as players in the game. With these two additions, the standard of playing skill increased greatly. We were able to see some very fancy footwork from both the ref and his colleague. Both Grahame and John had their turn as keeper and managed to keep most of the shots out of goal with some nail biting near misses. However, the injuries kept up as the aforementioned B Wizards player was struck in the face by the ball yet again by John this time. Nicole managed to score another goal, but at the expense of the female keeper (again), who was left with a battered knee and winded as Nicole and a B Wizards player simultaneously tackled the ball at her feet. The Water Wizards had some excellent defending by all players in the team which allowed us to pull off a final 7-4 win. It was a fun, although injury prone, game and the Water Wizards were very appreciative to even have a game at all.

Water Wizards Victory

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Game 5 Report | By Nicole Meo | November 29, 2016

Game 5 for the Water Wizards saw 7 of our players enter the pitch for what was to be a stinking hot and extremely sweaty 26 minute game. The first half saw some quite even possession between both teams putting the pressure on to score goals and come out on top. New comers to the team, Alison and Graham, proved to be invaluable with Alison seemingly always open and in the right position and Graham acting as a defending powerhouse not to be messed with. Two goals were scored in quick succession by Nick in the first half giving us a fantastic boost to start. Excellent keeping by John meant that minimal goals were scored against us and we remained up in the first half with a score of 3-2.

The second half proved more challenging as the heat really started to exhaust everyone. But with some fancy footwork from Manu and set ups by Rocky, John managed to score 2 more goals! All this resulting in a win with final score of 5-4.

Fourth game of the season as a decimated squad entered the theatre of dreams.

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Game 4 Report | By Nicole Meo | November 14, 2016

Tough game for the Water Wizards this week as we lost to a better team on the day. The cause wasn’t helped with a few late dropouts. Benito Wise grounded our goal merchant, Jonathan Mousdell and confiscated his boots in an act of treason that is being referred to by a Royal Commission. Young Nick Watts , after spending $5m on his latest investment property, decided his limbs were too expensive to be exposed to the dangers of association football and penciled in a site inspection to clash with the game. The dodgy keeper, Michael Cahalane, decided to opt out due to a pitiful excuse of a big golf game this weekend. Last week’s newbee, Daniel Power, produced a sick note stating pregnancy anxiety as an excuse for dropping out and Deandra Lewin was last seen hiding under the desk hoping she wouldn’t get a call up. Even our decorated coach, Mark Price, took last week’s defeat so badly that he has yet to get out of bed such is the guilt of some of the decisions he made to lose us the game.

Well enough of the sob stories and on with the champions that turned out on the day. Yes we’re talking about John, Laura, Scott, Manu, Nicole and Libs who battled through high temperatures to put on a great performance and do the company proud.

A tough battle was had but a slow start resulted in an early goal been conceded. The absence of the decorated coach was impacting when the fitness fanatic, Scott Finucane, was stuck in goal for most of the game. His lung bursting box to box runs were sadly missed but he did make a few great saves between the sticks.

Down 2-0 at half time resulted in a stern reprimand from Captain John Chaumont at half time. The ‘hair-dryer’ treatment had a great impact in the 2nd half and resulted in a cracker of a goal from the Galway Rocket, Laura Shaughnessy to give us a glimpse of hope. Manu put in a great effort with some Messi style dribbling and John Chaumont was a tower of strength all over the field and very unlucky not to be rewarded with a goal. Unfortunately after a promising opening, injury restricted Libby to a limited impact which resulted in the two warriors, Laura Shaughnessy and Nicole Meo, playing full games and as always leaving everything out on the field.

Thanks to all of the supporters that came along including Grahame Barnes, Michael Cahalane, Ava Heintze, Paul Sarza, Preneshin Govender and Jack Wang. Back on the wagon next week and let’s get a win.

Water Wizards Face a Tough Opponent

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Game 3 Report | By John Chamount | November 8, 2016

The Water Wizards were on the receiving end of a tough loss last Thursday, as they faced a tough opponent in Charterhouse Medical under some hot and humid conditions. It was clear from the get-go that we were up against an aggressive team with both the male and female opposition looking like very experienced players. Charterhouse medical came out in attack mode, moving the ball very well and playing very physically to start the game which resulted in two early goals. The Water Wizards did a great job of playing from behind, keeping their composure and making good ball movement which was highlighted by Libby Higham, who made a pinpoint pass ahead of the field to Jonathan Mousdell for a goal, putting us back into the mix.

Another goal by the opposition saw us back into a 2-goal deficit before Rocky Guo moved the ball ahead to Nicole Meo, who made a great run and slotted one past the man mountain of a keeper, putting us at a 3-2 deficit to close out the half.

The second half had plenty of near misses, with the Water Wizards unlucky with capitalizing on great passes and close chances. Unfortunately, the same couldn’t be said for the Charterhouse medical team, who kept up with the aggression and physicality, pouring 3 more goals in on our hard-working keepers, Michael CahalaneNick Watts and John Chaumont. The Water Wizards had a great support base for the game with lots of co-workers coming out to cheer for the team, and Mark Price did a great job coaching from the sidelines.

Overall it was a great effort from all of the team and a solid result against a much more experienced outfit. This coming Thursday, the Water Wizards are looking to move to a 2-1 record against the “Best and Flarest” at 12:00pm. As always, the Water Wizards appreciate your support and encouragement from the sidelines.

 

(IMAGE: Jonathan Mousdell cheerily putting one into the back of the net to bring the score to 2-1 )

Water Wizards Annihilation

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Game 2 Report | By Nicole Meo | November 1, 2016

Last Thursday, Warren’s Water Wizards undertook their second game at the King George V Recreation Centre. The team in one short week had expanded to include an additional 4 girls, all willing to give it a go without any prior football experience; and as usual we had a great cheer squad sitting on the sidelines ready to shout out words of praise or profanities.

The Water Wizards started the game with good possession of the ball and some great passing skills between the team. The opposing team were putting up a good fight and managed to have a few great attempts on the goal. Only one slipped past our strong goalies, John and Jonathan, who were not afraid to take a few hits. Our attacking skills were then brought to the foreground after FOUR goals were scored in the first half by Jonathan assisted by some excellent plays made by the whole team. An amazing first half.

The second half saw more of the girls give it a go for the first time and 2 more goals being scored! The first by Laura and the second concluded the game with a great set up by Rocky which allowed Scott to make the perfect finish. One of the opposition players was also injured leaving their team one man down for a few minutes giving us ample possession time.

All in all an exciting and nail biting game. Well done Wizards!