Round 7 vs Kilcunda-Bass
Coach: David Main
Another glorious day for footy and first quarter had plenty of highlights!!
The next 3 quarters were patchy and Kilcunda Bass responded and kept coming at us. In the end it was another hard fought win!! Some of our better players on the day were. Billy Thomas was fantastic in the ruck.
Ryan Spierings was everywhere and had a hand in many goals. Nathan Gardner and Matt Robinson marked everything and kicked vital goals in big moments. Robbie Hill controlled the stoppages and was busy though the centre.
Coach: Michael Palmer
On a perfect day for footy, our boys were eager to face Kilcunda-Bass. Our side was stacked with a mixture of club legends, emerging talent and new faces. The first quarter saw Kilcunda-Bass jump out of the blocks. With sharp ball movement and much firepower up forward, they were ahead at quarter time. Settling into the contest we were able to steady ourselves and hit the scoreboard in the second term. Tom Arnett, Dan Vela and Blake Millier lifted our sides intensity. A few late goals however saw us head into the main break still behind. The boys got to work in the third quarter with Cora Lynn debutant John Houghton spark a comeback. On the bench however, our injuries started to mount. This set us up for a massive final term. The boys were up to the challenge in the last and got to within a kick. Unfortunately, the clock would inimitably be our worse enemy. Going down by 2 points. Corey Brook battled hard in the ruck whilst Sean and Josh Wilson continued to dominate in their role down back. Special mention to Matthew Langley on a superb cameo performance.
Thirds - U18s
Coach: Michael Ryan
Douth Jock was outstanding in all areas of the game including pressure tackling, speed and skill in a complete game. Dakoda Bolton is hitting the marks excellently and playing with great intensity which assists the forward including bringing the ball to ground if he cannot mark. Ryley Potter is dynamic on the wing or in the middle running the lines and assisting getting the ball out of defence. Nicolas Pastras forward or middle used the ball excellently and applied defensive pressure when needed, a great effort. Adam Menes showed he can paly defence and attack and the one handed mark was a highlight. Wrang Riek took his best mark of the year and is very valuable for the team. Ryder Milne is the rock of the team and knows what is needed and Zac Downs was all over the ground doing well. Mach Machar is marking well up forward, well done Mach
Coach: James Perkins
Up against a fellow finals aspirant this week the boys started off well kicking the first two goals taking in a 13 point lead at quarter time, The second and third quarters were an arm wrestle with KB dropping players behind the ball resulting in plenty of stoppages and a scrappy contest, 3/4 time we asked the boys to lift their intensity and too their credit they did and we managed to come away with a hard fought win. Caelan, Flynn, Tom and Ben were instrumental down back, Rylan continues to improve every week and played his best game for the club, whilst Jett, Kade and Ashton showed their class during the final term when the game was on the line.