Thirds v AJAX
Round Number 11, Saturday, 01 July 2017
- Opponent: AJAX
- Match Result: Loss
- Played at: Away
Q1 Q2 Q3 Final Score Us 0.0 0.3 2.3 2.4.16 Them 2.8 6.9 7.14 13.16.94
18 men held our heads high against top of the ladder!
The signs were again troubling when the team announced on Thursday had over 10 changes by the time the game started on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately we had to take the field with only 18 men (no bench), missing our goal kicker who sits second in the league for goals TMB and the team consisted of both the coach of the 2nds and 3rds!
The first quarter was tough going with a swirly breeze and a persistent AJAX who were sensationally well drilled and showing off very good skills attacking for most of the quarter, our defence held up somewhat to minimise their impact but we failed to go the other way and score 2.8-20 to 0.0.-0
Second quarter was much better for Old Carey, we just couldn’t manage to convert from our opportunities (sadly we missed one shot from the goal square and another from dead in front) and AJAX began ti kick straight. It was a much better quarter because we started to break even in the stoppages thanks to some great tap work from Andy M scores: 6.9-54 to 0.3-3
The third quarter was a massive coup for our boys, our defence was strong, our midfield was incredible and forward line was firing with the move of Tom (the Pom) Hussey down forward (he marked and kicked his first ever goal for us)!! And we won the quarter by 1 point. Score: 7.14-56 to 2.3-15
In the last, like most last quarters this season, we ran out of legs a little and AJAX class in the way they are coached and their really good skills started to dominate, they booted 6 goals to our 1 point in the last to snuff us out by 80 points. Final score 13.16-94 to 2.4-16
It was a very solid effort with 18 men (most of them fill ins) and was very character building indeed.