Coolum beats improved Woombye

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The Coolum under-15 soccer team was looking to continue its good run against a much improved Woombye last weekend.

Coolum laid the foundation for a great game with all the players knocking the ball around beautifully, finding space and making runs to support the ball player.

Mattie Hynes turned in a man of the match performance with some immaculate passing and positional play.

Midway through the first half Coolum converted their control of the ball to score.

Carlos Nery made a great run down the right sideline then squared the ball to the penalty spot where Aaron Boshammer touched it on for Mattie, who was unmarked, and unleashed a sensational shot beyond the diving keeper.

Woombye’s keeper was in brilliant form, but he had no chance of saving Mattie’s shot.

However, the keeper did make some awesome saves to keep Woombye in the game, including one where Aaron cracked a sizzling shot from distance that the keeper did well to tip over the bar.

From the corner, Dylan Wesarg made the perfect run to deliver a beautiful header that just flew over the crossbar.

It was 1-0 at halftime and though Coolum was in control, it was still anybody’s game.

The Coolum defenders were making life difficult for the Woombye attack, with great support play allowing the boys to pass their way out of defence time and again.

When Woombye sent a ball through the defensive line, Harry Clark was too fast for the Woombye striker, collecting the ball and taking it wide and out of danger.

Grant Daley came close to scoring when his speed and elusive change of direction saw him carve his way through the defence, only for the keeper to save the shot.

Coolum put the match beyond Woombye’s reach with a textbook second goal that would have opened up the defence of any team.

The move began with Mattie delivering a great ball forward to Carlos, who held off his marker and provided a perfect layoff into the path of his team-mate.

Aaron timed his run to perfection and rocketed a first-time left-foot screamer into the back of the net to seal a well deserved 2-0 victory for Coolum.

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