Tough game against tough opposition

Round Number 12, Saturday, 02 July 2016

  • Opponent: Parkdale Vultures
  • Match Result: Loss
  • Played at: Away
  •  Q1Q2Q3Final Score
    Us 1.0 1.0 3.2 3.3.21
    Them 5.4 10.9 12.11 19.16.130

Best Players: J. Lardner, C. Friend, B. Chatfield, N. Pentney, B. Dugan, M. Field

Round 12 saw us travel out to Parkdale for an early morning game. We are aware Parkdale is a strong outfit, but thought that with the inclusion of a few school boys we may be able to test them out. 

While we were not able to get the job done on the scoreboard, there were pleasing aspects to the game with the four school players really stepping up to the standard and taking it up to a physically stronger side. 

The tone of the day was set early when Parkdale came out strong with a five goal to one first quarter. We had plenty of the ball rebounding off half-back, although we kept breaking down at half-forward as has been the case most of the year. 

The second quarter saw Parkdale flex their muscles as they controlled the game fully, kicking five goals, but due to some good defensive pressure we were able to force a few misses too. 

The third quarter was our best as we managed to keep them to two goals and managed two goals ourselves. Our run and rebound off half-back was intense and great to watch. This showed us that when everyone chips in we can match it with the best. 

The last quarter was incredibly tough as we managed to lose all of our bench to injuries so the boys out on the field had to tough it out with no rotations on a big ground. 

All in all a tough day at the office, yet we learn a lot from the game and head to the bye to regroup before pushing hard to the end of the year 

Nick Andrews

Under 19s Coach

Goal Scorers

B. Chatfield, M. Knox, B. Dalton

Results - Rd 18, September 2

SENIOR MENS   vs      MONASH BLUES
 9/10/64        19/14/128
     
RESERVES vs      MONASH BLUES
 6/4/40        14/10/34
     
THIRDS vs      Season over
               
     
WOMENS    vs      Season over
         
     
UNDER 19s vs      COLLEGIANS
10/12/72        10/13/73   

Next Round - Finals, September 9/10

SENIOR MENS vs  Season over
     
     
RESERVES vs  ST BERNARDS
AWAY ELIM FINAL    11.40am Box Hill 
     Sun 10/09 
THIRDS vs  Season over
     
     
WOMENS    vs  Season over
   
     
UNDER 19s vs  ST BEDES MT
AWAY PRELIM FINAL    2.00pm Oakleigh
     Sat 9/09

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