Peninsula Thunder Junior Rep Team
NSW Junior Champions 2014
Grand Final Match - Peninsula Thunder defeated Northern Beaches 9 – 6
The Peninsula Thunder Youth Team became the NSW Junior Champions, in a fantastic Grand Final that had a large crowd of supporters on the edge of their seats.
Peninsula started the game off very slowly and were down 1 – 4 at the end of the first period. Many thought that the young Peninsula team wouldn’t be able to come back from the large deficit. They were dominated in the first period by the strong and physical Northern Beaches team. The Peninsula side looked disjointed and continually turned the ball over in pressure situations.
In second period Peninsula started with a lot greater intensity. The team playing with a high forward pressure continually trapped the Northern Beaches team at their defensive end. The goals started to come and by the end of the second period they had closed the gap to 4 – 5.
In the last period Peninsula changed their playing formation. The tactics of playing 3 sets of forwards applying high pressure to the Northern Beaches defence in the first 2 periods had worked. The Northern Beaches outfit could not match the intensity of Peninsula in the final term and tired at the end of the game. Peninsula ran out winners with the Final score being 9 – 6. It was a fantastic team effort by all the players, with everyone playing their part.
Scorers for Peninsula were Reece Wallace 2 goals + 2 assists, Andrew Laznik 2 goals + 1 assist, Alec Morison 2 goals + 1 assist, Zane Drennan 2 goals, Thomas Laznik 1 goal & Nick Delaney 1 assist.
Grand Final Team :
Unfortunately Nicholas Clunes couldn’t play the Grand Final but was an important member of the team throughout the season.