U19s v St Bedes MT
Round Number 5, Saturday, 07 May 2016
- Opponent: St Bedes Mentone Tigers
- Match Result: Loss
- Played at: Away
Q1 Q2 Q3 Final Score Us 1.3 3.4 4.5 5.6.36 Them 1.4 5.7 10.10 18.14.122
Best Players: C. Aitken, E. Aujard, B. Maughan, D. Long, J. Quartermain, J. Athanasopoulos
Round 5 saw our grade re shuffled as the two bottom sides dropped down a grade, one of whom we were playing on the weekend. This meant with those teams out we were now playing top of the table St Bedes Mentone Tigers.
The first quarter didn't go to plan as we lost a player in the warm-up and then another five minutes into the quarter. Despite this the boys fought hard and at quarter-time we were only trailing by one point, 1.3.9 to 1.4.10. The second quarter saw SBMT with the wind and they used it to effect, kicking four quick goals, but a late fight-back by running the ball up the ground saw us kick a couple of goals to keep us in touch, trailing by 15 points at the main break, 3.4.22 to 5.7.37.
After the main break SBMT stamped their authority on the game and more injuries took their toll on us as we were down to one on the bench early on in the third quarter. A five goal to one quarter saw us trailing at three quarter time, 4.5.29 to 10.10.70. The final quarter was more of the same as we struggled to spread the ground when we had the ball as a result of lack of rotations. SBMT kicked another eight goals to one in the final term to seal the game. A special mention to our back six who did not stop trying at all throughout the game even when facing over 40 inside 50's in the second half.