TEM Juniors Weekly Review #13


U16 Shield – In the course of 60 minutes of hockey the TEM U16 Shield team provided a graphic illustration of the difference that focus can make. In the first half the team executed the game plan exceptionally well. TEM moved the ball around the back, opened the Camberwell defence with well-timed leads, and rewarded the lead with a crisp pass. TEM defenders stayed in the contest, and everyone ran hard to support each other. It was 0-0 at half time, and TEM were looking the better team.

In the second half the team did very little of this stuff, and the result was 0-7. A tough night at the office. Special thanks to the hardy band of TEM seniors who braved the rain to offer support. One last game against league leaders Essendon next Friday, with the chance to score the upset of the season.

U16 District - This was a big game for many of TEM U16 District’s players, with it being a several players last game in this grade.  TEM were up against a very strong Camberwell tangerine outfit. And with only 10 players the team was looking a little behind the 8 ball from the beginning, but with some stellar performances down back TEM kept it a pretty respectable 7-1 loss. The team even managed to snag a goal which boosted their already high spirits!

U14 Girls Shield – The Under 14 Girls Shield had a hard fought win against Camberwell. With the scores locked at 1-1 the girls rallied in the second half to run out winners 3-1. The girls remain undefeated and on top of the ladder with only a few rounds to go.

U14 Girls Pennant – Under 14 Pennant Girls had their first win of the season on Friday!! Very well deserved after weeks of working hard and pushing for improvement at training and during tough games. Congrats to Flick Edmonson for putting away the winning goal but could not be prouder of all the girls for their incredible effort!

U14 Shield – Friday night was another chance to improve on the great run of games TEM U14 Shield had begun to put together. Last time the team met Camberwell they lost 9-1 so the opportunity to improve was there. The game started well with all players working hard and contributing.

A late goal in the first half put Camberwell 1-0 up at half time. The team continued to play well in the second half as Camberwell started to add more pressure. The game finished 3-0 and overall the game was a massive improvement from the first round.

U12 Shield – Despite a loss to Altona 4-2 this week, the TEM U12 Shield team performed well. Thanks to the players who 'doubled-up' to boost the numbers. One more match to go, and the team is looking to see out the season with a competitive battle against Essendon. Much better hockey being played in the latter stages of the season. Well done team!

U12 Girls Shield – The U12 Girls Shield team lost 2-0 against top of the ladder Kew. Kew has some very strong quick players, and TEM had several chances to score and everyone tried their best. 

U12 District Tigers – Looking to repeat their stellar effort from the week before the U12 Tigers came up against top of the table MCC. Despite the opposition's atrocious attempt at smack talk, the TEM boys stuck strong to their game plan and went into halftime (a hotly contested) 2-0 down. Be it the oranges or a brilliant rev up the Tigers came out firing in the 2nd half, scoring early and dominating possession. With just one on the bench fatigue crept in, and MCC took full advantage of this scoring 4 unanswered goals. The final score wasn't a reflection of how well the boys played.

U12 District Lions – This week the TEM Lions lost 3-0 to MCC Red. Despite the score line the Lions played one of their best games for the season. After struggling to clear the ball from defense in previous weeks the Lions showed they are now more than capable. Clearing the ball wide and up the line they were able to create much more attack. Overall a great game by all!