Seniors v Monash Blues

Round Number 6, Saturday, 20 May 2017

  • Opponent: Monash Blues
  • Match Result: Win
  • Played at: Away
  •  Q1Q2Q3Final Score
    Us 2.1 4.2 9.9 10.16.76
    Them 2.2 4.7 7.8 10.10.70

Fresh off a win in Round 5 against Peninsula, Co-Coach Michael Tarrant and I firmly challenged the team to back it up against an opponent fairly and squarely in the mix for a finals position at their home patch.

4 changes saw the inclusion of Tagan Carter-Taylor for his first game in 2017, as well as Tom Chapman, Brodie Easton and Zander Adam. 

These games are so important in a season that is so well balanced and even apart from perhaps Old Brighton and Old Scotch. 

The match started off as an arm-wrestle indicative of the evenness of these 2 sides. Monash Blues had just beaten St Bernard's at the Snakepit so were confident of a good showing for their supporters. Quarter time had the Blues ahead by a point after kicking against a stiff breeze.

Our boys responded well against the breeze and had a 10 point lead late in the second quarter but again a late lapse saw us concede 2 goals and again we went in at half time behind - this time by only 5 points.

The boys best quarter for the year followed in terms of unrelenting pressure and we went in ahead by 13 points at 3/4 time. We knew Monash would come out firing kicking with the breeze in the last quarter so we challenged the boys for a supreme effort.

They did all that and more and withheld a late challenge by Monash to hold on for a 6 point win. Michael and I were  very proud of the boys' effort all day.

2 in a row for the first time in 2 years so the next challenge is to make it 3 in a row.

Next week at home against undefeated Old Brighton is the biggest task yet.

We cannot wait.

Paul O’Connell

Senior Co-Coach

Goal Scorers

B. Smithwick 4, T. Carter-Taylor 2, S. Freemantle 2, B. Easton, W. Nichols

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Results - Rd 15, August 12

SENIOR MENS   vs      FITZROY
 7/13/55        10/12/72
     
RESERVES vs      FITZROY
 15/8/98        6/8/44
     
THIRDS vs      FITZROY
6/6/42         22/15/147     
     
WOMENS    vs      COLLEGIANS
2/5/17        2/4/16  
     
UNDER 19s vs      UNI BLACKS
23/15/153        2/10/22   

Next Round - Rd 16, August 19

SENIOR MENS vs MAZENOD
HOME   2.00pm
     
RESERVES vs MAZENOD
HOME    11.40am 
     
THIRDS vs SEASON OVER
     
     
WOMENS    vs OLD CAMBERWELL
AWAY   2.00pm Grand Final
    Trevor Barker Oval, Sandringham
UNDER 19s vs OM'S
HOME   2.00pm

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