Round 10 of the 5-a-side cup saw many teams reinforced by players returning from other sports.
The Cobra5 had several players missing on family duties and a modelling shoot (yes I know). We were however bolstered by a loyal Cobra - Jackson C joining the team this week and he didn't let us down.
The team started the game with more venom than last week partly due to the cooler temps and in part preseason training under our belt since the holidays.
It was less than 10 minutes into the game that we found ourselves 6-1 up and facing a 6 player Southerns outfit.
The additional opposition player however did not seem to have any real impact on the effectiveness of the Cobra5 boys' passing game as they continued to slice their way to goal. Having a spare player did mean we had to be more attentive in our sweeping to negate the quick break. The fact that the extra player was taken from their U13 team made it more of a threat than previously encountered.
Half time came and the Cobra5 were up 11-2.
Sustained pressure and disciplined defense saw the team continue to rack up the goals in the 2nd half.
Displaying the trademark style that the U11's have become famous for at the tournament they ran out the match conceding only 1 goal whilst scoring another 10.
Particularly pleasing is the way in which the goals are being crafted. Great vision and accurate cross field passing rather than individual brilliance underscores the team's success.
When opposition coaches and other teams approach us to compliment the boys on their skill and style it underlines the great work done by our coaching staff this season and in prior seasons not to mention the dedication the boys show to their own development.
The season has 4 games to go and the Cobra5 are virtually unassailable at the top of the table.
However, the boys have set themselves the lofty objective of remaining undefeated throughout the season.
With several difficult games scheduled ahead we will need to continue to work as a team if we are to achieve this.