Southern Breakers Under 15s maul Pympton Bulldogs 7-3

Courage: Mallord attacks the ball fiercely and clears it with a precision header in the direction of teammates.
Courage: Mallord attacks the ball fiercely and clears it with a precision header in the direction of teammates.

After a two week break, the U15 JSL Breakers played host to Plympton in a must win match. Hoping to keep their title hopes alive, the Breakers were dealt early blows with Captain Hird ruled out due to illness and keeper Polson troubled by a hand injury.

Despite this, the Breakers started strongly and created early chances. Within ten minutes, a trademark thunderbolt by McDonald from 25 yards saw the scoring open. Against the run of play, the Bulldogs equalised after a mistake from defence allowed the visiting striker to get the ball away and passed stand-in keeper O'Donnell's outstretched hand. Beaton found space down the left and fired home a cracking goal, before the visitors once again found an equaliser before the break.

In the second half the Breakers upped the tempo, with Beaton skilfully scoring his second from a corner kick to make it 3-2. The fourth goal came from a sliding Polson who got on the end of a Loizi free kick. It was then Peter's turn, who after showing great control, skipped through a crowded 18 yard box to smack the ball into the roof of the net.

The Bulldogs didn't give up, pegging one back, but it was too little too late as the home team went on to score two more goals. Hard running from Golding was rewarded in a goal which ran passed the keeper. Polson then capitalised from 45 yards when the Dog's keeper attempted to run down the pitch before losing the ball halfway. Final scores were 7-3 to the Breakers. Breakers face bottom-placed Tea Tree Gully away this weekend in the final game of the season and need a victory plus a win by Modbury over Sturt to claim the League title.