Jimboomba United under 13s fight hard for late draw

JUFC: Jimboomba United's under 13s pulled off a great comeback to draw with Victoria Point on the weekend. Photo: Supplied.
JUFC: Jimboomba United's under 13s pulled off a great comeback to draw with Victoria Point on the weekend. Photo: Supplied.

The Jimboomba United Football Club (JUFC) under 13s travelled to Redland Bay on Saturday to take on the undefeated Victoria Point. 

Both teams put a on a great display of end to end football with JUFC needing some points to stay in contention for the finals and Victoria Point wanting to keep their undefeated status intact. 

Victoria Point opened the scoring early after a wave of attack but the JUFC team hit back not long after when Jay Moseley noticed the keeper standing out of his goals and hit a long ball over the keepers head and into the net. 

Victoria Point were sending numbers forward and using their two wings very well in an effort to level the scores but again and again the JUFC defensive line of Brandon Walsh, Caleb Redway, Tyla Croker-Slavin and Jack Williams were holding them out. 

As the JUFC backline repelled and pushed ball forward, midfielders Will Ridout, Cody Orr and Rhys Smith were sending the ball forward to Kylah Elliot and Jaxon Schloss on the wings to cross for Jay to strike. 

Not long before half time was due Jay struck with another shot on goal flying past the keeper and JUFC were up 2-1 right on half-time. 

An end to end effort from Victoria Point after the restart resulted in a defence scramble for JUFC and a corner was awarded to Victoria Point. 

The corner was a good one and JUFC were having trouble clearing the ball through the sheer weight of number of Victoria Point players. 

A lucky touch saw Victoria Point get another goal to square it up 2-all at half-time. 

The second half started like the first with both teams trading blows and the pace very fast. 

Jordan Keevers and Cody Telfer were introduced into the game and both were busy early on covering for some tired legs. 

JUFC were first to score when Jay found his way through again a beat the keeper.  An upset was looking on the cards as JUFC were up 3-2 but with 10 minutes to go Victoria Point equalised after getting a lot of numbers forward. 

Not long after Victoria Point did it again with their right wing out running some tiring defenders and the shot just snuck under a diving Owen Atkinson the JUFC keeper, who was having another enormous game in goals.

 It was now 4-3 and looking light Victoria Point had enough to keep their winning ways going. 

However, they were playing the JUFC team who never give up or hang their heads, they keep pushing and with Jay now heavily marked by the Victoria Point defence he was pushed back into defence and Caleb was sent forward. 

With three minutes remaining a penalty to JUFC just over the halfway line into Victoria Points half was given and Brandon was called up to take the kick with instructions being yelled out for Brandon to have a shot at goal on the smaller field. 

Brandon nailed it and the kick flew over the keepers head and just under the goal cross bar, 4-all  This lifted the JUFC team even more and the last three minutes was exciting football with both teams having opportunities to win. 

Not long after the full time whistle blew and the supporters were upstanding clapping both teams from the field. 

A great effort by the whole JUFC team, with the points for this week going to; 1 point – Rhys Smith and Jay Moseley, 2 points Tyla Croker-Slavin, 3 points – Brandon Walsh.