TERRIERS CAP OFF IMPRESSIVE FIRST ROUND
It would be Paul Oval where the Terriers would have to travel to this week to continue their good run of form and cap off an impressive first round against a young and energetic Avoca Sharks side. The Terriers would do just that, starting the game off at a fast pace and getting an early goal within side the opening 10 minutes, thanks to some impressive combination play down the left-hand side saw the ball come across the face of the goal by Will Hamilton and finished off by Ethan Hall.
The score would remain at 1-0 going into the half time break, with an evenly based contest throughout the rest of the half. Much like the first half though the Terriers would come out and grab another early goal, it was again some nice combination play saw the ball find its way to the by-line, before being squared across to striker Cameron Brown to finish it off.
The Terriers would continue to defend well against an oncoming Avoca attack and once again got their reward toward the end of the game when returning substitute Andrew Klijn, would receive the ball in the box, beating his defender and the goalkeeper and slotting it away into an empty net, to give the terriers their third of the afternoon.
Into stoppage time though Avoca continued to push on and were rewarded a penalty, which was converted. This is where the scoring would finish though as the Terriers came out 3-1 victors.
Reserve grade would have to back up with a short turn around after playing out a 0-0 draw in a make-up game against Wyoming on Thursday night. It would turn out to be another frustrating game for the Terriers, as they fought hard but were unable to break the deadlock seeing the game finishing 0-0 again and sharing the points with a tough Avoca outfit.
Third grade would continue their unbeaten run of form as they battled a tightly contested first half, creating multiple chances that were not capitalised and defending valiantly. It would be super sub-Riley Hart, who would give the Terriers the lead though after he found himself one vs one with the goalkeeper and keeping his cool slotted it over the top of him to get his first goal for the campaign. This would be enough as the Terriers put in a brave defensive effort keeping their first clean sheet of the campaign and taking all three points.
1st Grade- 3-1 (Hall, Brown, Klijn)
Reserve Grade- 0-0
3rd grade- 1-0 (Hart)