Round 4 vs Garfield
Coach: David Main
It was a perfect day for footy out at the Cobra Dome last Saturday.
We welcomed into the side for his first senior game Josh McKenzie and back from injury Matt Robinson and Chris Johnson. With so many changes to the side it was really positive to see the team starting to click and show signs of improvement. Down back Ash Williams was fantastic and played his best game for the club with goal stopping marks and big aggressive spoils. Jaxson Briggs was outstanding in the midfield with lightning speed and finished with three goals. Matt Robinson stood up when it mattered and played an important role finishing with four goals.
Josh McKenzie showed he is more than capable of playing at this level with great tap work and pressure around the ball.
Another tough fought win and we look forward to Nar Nar Goon this week.
Coach: Michael Palmer
After their hiccup against a determined Kooweerup side last week the Reserves went out on the field with a sense of purpose as they felt as a team that they had let one slip away. The quality of Reserves football has been really good this year and the depth is pleasing as we have more “senior ready” footballers in this side that we have had for a long time. This has a flow on effect with the quality of the side. In a result that pleased a lot of long time members the team effort was pleasing. Nick Helsby is improving in his fitness week by week and showed his class around the ball. Dylan Ross’s eight goals was pleasing, Lual Lual played another pleasing game with his speed and ability to break tackles, Travis Ramsdale was a warrior in the mid field, Taiki Skipwith was active from half forward and Jake Ross made his presence felt.
Coach: Michael Ryan
Garfield were winning most positions on the ground and we were only able to add 5 points after quarter time. Trishane De Silva was fantastic showing great judgment, skill and endurance collecting possessions throughout the game, he started in defence and moved into the middle at various stages. Riley Potter on the wing showed a lot of run and won plenty of possessions with good tackling. Ryder and Jet Milne in defence repelled many forward entries both had great games. Jacob Oryem in the ruck and forward shows plenty of intent and was a valuable player in what was a difficult day for the team. Thomas Exposito is a fine player who won many possessions all over the ground, mainly in defence which is where the ball was most of the game.
Coach: James Perkins
The 16s entered Round four looking to continue their winning way, Unfortunately we lost another two players to injury during the week just when we thought we were getting closer to full strength. Garfield had started the season off undefeated so we were under no illusions that Saturday was going to a tough encounter against a quality side. After an even first term, we felt that whilst we didn't play our best football we were able to play the remainder of the match in our half but just couldn't capitalise on the scoreboard and kept Garfield in the game longer than we would have liked. It was testament to the boys’ attitude that we were able to grind out a win against a fellow finals contender.
Our backline again stood tall despite being hit hard with injury. With Garfield kicking the first and last goal of the game with nothing in-between the back six should be proud of their defensive efforts. Flynn Abdullah mopped up everything across half back, Jett Edwards played his usual classy game, Bailey Brougham was prominent, Declan Ward in his first game for the season slotted in nicely and Ben Baird stood up at Centre Half Back. Another positive was the move of Jordan McGrath to Half Forward which gave us added speed and defensive pressure in what was his best game for the club.
Congratulations to Jackson McNeil on playing his 50th match for the Cora Lynn FC a great effort.