ROCHESTER Primary School grade 5/6 students travelled to Moama on Friday, April 27 to compete in the Campaspe Soccer Tournament.
The weather was perfect and the 25 students were excited to be out and playing as a team after a lot of training.
The girls were expertly coached by Bec Crawford and had a fantastic day.
The girls defended beautifully throughout the whole day and only lost two games for the entire day.
In many games they had plenty of the ball and had some tough opportunities, but they struggled to score throughout the day, which meant that they missed the finals.
The boys had a successful day.
They managed to win the first two games in dominant fashion, both 3-0.
Their third game ended in a draw when they squandered many good scoring opportunities.
This meant that they went into their game with St Mary’s needing to win so that they could proceed to the finals.
A brilliant strike from Ray Pearson gave them the goal they needed and put them into the final.
Although they tried hard, they came up against a stronger team on the day, eventually going down 1-0.
The children did a brilliant job for the day, especially when none of them actually play soccer.
Their attitude and approach to the game was first class and it was a delight to see them encouraging each other throughout the whole day.
Thanks to Bec for coaching the girls team and for all the parents and grandparents who came along and supported the teams.