The effort if always there

Round Number 15, Saturday, 30 July 2016

  • Opponent: Uni Blacks
  • Match Result: Loss
  •  Q1Q2Q3Final Score
    Us 0.0 0.0 0.0 00.00.00
    Them 6.7 14.9 19.17 24.22.166

R. Mitchelhill, H. McQueen-Miscamble, M. Mazzocato, S. Virtue, A. Candlish, H. Moore

It's never easy to travel to Melbourne Uni in July, but with some experienced names back in the team, the reserves headed into the game confident of a better showing than previous weeks.  Unfortunately that did not eventuate, not helped by two late withdrawals in the lead-up to the game, leaving us with only 20 players. This has made it incredibly hard for the group this year to be able to compete, as I cannot remember the last time we started a game with a full squad. 

Uni Blacks ultimately were too strong and too good all over the ground, and played the challenging conditions a lot better. We have struggled to play to our adapting game-plan all season, which has also come about due to the changing nature of the squad. Every week we have upwards of four or five changes which makes consistency very difficult. 

That said, it was great to see regular senior players Rhett Mitchelhill and Tim Smith back in the Carey jumper after a few weeks of holidays. Both players applied themselves well in defence under tough circumstances. Co-captain Henry McQueen provided a cool head down back with quality skills, and Harry Moore also provided some much needed run and carry. Well done also to Athol Candlish in his 50th game. With conditions very much suited to him, he tackled hard and was often on the bottom of the pack.

Special mention again to Michael Mazzocato who has been our most consistent and reliable player in recent weeks. Mazz returned from a mid-season holiday break, and also missed a few games at the beginning of the year through injury. Whilst only playing seven games for the season, he has been in the best players in five of those games and is improving further every week.

We go into the bye still winless unfortunately, but with three games to go there is still plenty to get out of the season. It's not just about this year, it’s about the future of the club and the reserves will continue to show pride in their effort.

Jarrod Reid

Results - Rd 17, August 18

SENIOR MENS   v OLD HAILEYBURY
 16/14/110   11/11/77 
RESERVES v OLD HAILEYBURY
15/9/99    5/8/38 
THIRDS v MAZENOD AFC
13/12/90   1/4/10    
SENIOR WOMENS    v SEASON OVER
     
UNDER 19s v OLD INVANHOE
4/6/30   11/6/72     

Next Round - R18, August 25

SENIOR MENS v MONASH BLUES
Home   2.00pm Carey Bulleen
RESERVES v MONASH BLUES
Home   11.40am Carey Bulleen
THIRDS v ST BERNARDS 
GRAND FINAL Sunday   9.20am Coburg City Oval
SENIOR WOMENS    v Season Over
 
UNDER 19s v WILLIAMSTOWN CYMS
2nd SEMI FINAL Saturday 2.00pm Fearon Reserve

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