Old Bars oldest junior team- the u/16 Barbarians made it three wins from three matches accounting for traditional rivals Taree Wildcats 6-2. This week’s captain Jarrod Smith made a welcome return after an injury last week and the Barbs attacked strongly from the outset going into the break 3-0 up.
Goals were shared between team mates with great lead up work from the backs and midfields releasing the forwards for goals scoring chances. Riley Davis and Payton Blanch played strongly up front - while Phoebe Brown and Ethan Tullipan created many options out wide. The Wildcats rallied after the break and pegged the Barbs back to 4-2 but the Barbarians snapped back to task and reverted to their passing game to add two more goals before full time. Players’ player of the match was Jedd Clarke, who made some sensational runs through the middle of the park and converted all goal chances created. Next week the team will take on Tinonee in another tough match.
Old Bar Barbarians under six Devils played against Tinonee at Tinonee. They all had a great game. Noah Rabbas was the players’ player.
The under six Devils is one of seven teams for the Barbarians this year.
The under seven Barbarians played a great game in Taree against the Wildcats. Lucas Weiley was awarded player of the match for never giving up and always going for the ball.
The under 11 Barbarians played a strong game against the Taree Wildcats in Taree. Their defence was strong and the passing of the ball has improved dramatically in the past few weeks. Tim Clare played a great game and was awarded player of the match for some great passes and a strong boot to centre the ball and score. Keep up the good work Barbs.
Week three and the Old Bar Barbarians 13s played against Halliday's Point Barracudas. The Old Bar team played an overall strong game and dominated attempts on goal with easily six or seven early bids, however through a series of unfortunate events most attempts couldn't find the back of the opposition’s net. A controversial off side play ) rewarded Halliday Point with the first goal of the match, but the Barbs managed to fire back and even the score at one all by half time. Hallidays Point took advantage of a slow start in the second half landing two more goals, however the team’s never-say-die attitude saw them score one and narrowly miss two more attempt in the last four minutes of the match with one near miss launched from the halfway line. The final score was 3-2 in favour of the Barracudas. All in all each one of the Barbs played a champion game. It was a tough call but this week’s choice player of the week award goes to Ky Porst, who played a solid game as a striker, making sure the pressure was constantly focused on the opposition goalie.