Thirds v St Mary's Salesian
Round Number 2, Saturday, 14 April 2018
- Opponent: St Mary's Salesian
- Match Result: Win
- Played at: Away
Q1 Q2 Q3 Final Score Us 5.2 7.3 9.6 10.8.68 Them 0.0 1.2 3.2 3.5.23
Best Players: W. Mitchell, C. Friend, J. Roberts, B. De Leijer, C. Ho, S. Comley
After a long pre-season with big numbers on the track, we were eager to see how the Panther 3s would shape up after a few tough years. Our first scheduled game ended up becoming a bye because our opposition pulled out of the competition, this left us to hold an intra club practice match in which we selected two very even teams and had a fantastic hit out which left us hungry for the real action!
We came up against a very tough & hard outfit in St Mary’s Salesian and this was going to be a very good test for our young team. Luckily, we won the toss and elected to kick with the breeze in the first quarter, we were able to open up a 5 goal lead at quarter time and hold our opposition to no score.
Kicking into the breeze in the second quarter, we set a mini KPI to kick the first goal of the quarter and when we booted the first two, we had set the tone for the game that was never reversed despite conditions worsening and our opposition throwing everything they had at us with tons of effort.
By the end of the game, we had managed to grind out a good win, we pieced together a full quarters of effort in tough conditions and had a very solid hit out that hopefully sets a tone for our season.