Round 10 coaches reviews


OC 14/13/97 v Uni Blues 13/20/98

Round 10 had us travelling to the Uni oval for the 2nd time in 3 games. This time up against Uni Blues.  In good conditions Uni got the better of the start kicking the first 2 goals, however the boys steadied kicking 5 of the next 6 to lead by 8 points at qtr time.  The 2nd qtr had us playing some of the best footy we have played all year, with swift ball movement and good skills we peppered the goals, but unfortunately an inaccurate 4.8 cost us being further in front. However a 28 point lead was still pretty good at half time.  Our 3rd qtr was a complete opposite to the 2nd qtr. We had trouble winning the ball and when we did we moved it slow and without purpose which played into Blues hands. Blues were now playing swift moving footy and made us look second rate. By Blues hitting the front, before we hit back to take the lead. Blues then kicked away to 14 point lead with little time left, however we managed to sneak within a point after 2 quick goals and with seconds left we got the ball forward only for the siren to blow before we could manage a score.  In the end a disappointing result considering where the game was at half time. Just proof again that if we are off our game for short periods in this competition we will get rolled.  Our thoughts go out to Reidy who did his knee in the final qtr and will miss the rest of the year. Being such a good leader and strong presence on the field it will be incumbent on all players to lift a bit more to help fill the void he will leave.




OC 6/9/45 v Uni Blues 13/9/87

The boys had a real crack and keep with Blues throughout the game.  We were hampered by losing 3 players during the game to injury (Gordo, Chris Bell and Jack Ymer) so there was little capacity to rotate players.  It was pleasing to see the boys play with real passion and dare.  Their run was back and all had a real dip.  I know we have some winnable games coming up; Xavs this week will be a real test.  Beyond that we get a break and can set our sights on Beauy.  The boys will benefit from the two week break but must come back and commit to the remaining games and play for each other and their pride.  Despite the loss Derm and I remain upbeat and know the boys have self-belief.  It is great to see both Brodie Easton and Cam Wallace playing consistent football, senior spots are up for grabs and they will both be in the mix.




OC 15/12/102 v Old Trinity 10/11/71

Playing on our favourite ground (Gramlick) we were up against Trinity who had been showing mixed results over the previous 3 weeks.  We again had a few players we had to rotate and we presented a really strong outfit for this game.  The late minute inclusion of the two Andrews brothers was to prove a bonus with Nic & Matt making valuable contributions on the day.  The game was tight early but Carey managed to keep control and by half time we held a solid lead.  Fridge had his kicking boots on early and by games end had slotted 4.  The game was of high quality all day and to the players credit we managed our game plan really well all day.  It was great to get the points with a 5 goal plus win and we are back at third on the ladder.  Will Sandover in the middle was a clear winner all day and Matty Andrews finished with 5 goals.  A very pleasing result and we look forward to the coming week and hopefully qualify for some finals footy.  Best were Sandover, Arundel, Fisher, Trumbell and many more.  Goals Matty A with 5 and Fridge with 4.




OC 6/16/52 v Hampton Rovers 9/11/65

On the weekend we took on Hampton.  I was quietly confident as we trained really well during the week and Hampton arrived late and not looking too interested!  It was really important to start well and the boys had the game control until the ball went into our forward 50 and we couldn’t convert.  We had 20 inside 50s to Hamptons 7 and the score at quarter time was 1.3 to Hampton 3 straight goals.  The second quarter was the same and the third was even worse.  To the boys credit we never gave in but bad kicking is bad football and in the end we kicked 6.16 to Hampton’s 9.11.  We doubled inside 50s for the game but just could not convert.  If we want to remain in the top four we need to kick winning scores and improve on our forward line structures which I am sure we will.


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