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U19s v Old Melbourne
Round Number 12, Saturday, 15 July 2017
- Opponent: Old Melbourne
- Match Result: Win
- Played at: Away
Q1 Q2 Q3 Final Score Us 2.0 4.3 5.4 11.8.74 Them 3.1 6.3 9.8 9.9.63
Coming off the back of a couple of very important wins we faced melburnians for the second time this season.
The first half was scrappy by us as we were fumbling and missing targets by foot but we were in charge of the clearances and had some good moments followed by some poor ones.
We trailed by around 1-2 goals most of the game until we got within a goal in the third quarter. From there it looked ominous as melburnians kicked a few quick and easy goals to head into the final term 28 points up.
We changed a few things and moved some players and really encouraged the boys to take the game on in the last quarter as we felt we were playing better footy but couldn't convert.
The last quarter was great to watch as we started with a couple of quick goals and you could feel the momentum change. We were finally making the most of our opportunities.
We took the lead with around 8 minutes to go and to the boys credit they continued to push to win the game rather than try and save it.
The belief shown by the playing group to be almost 5 goals down at 3 quarter time and to come back and win it by 10 points was amazing.
Although for parts of the game we weren't at our best we were able to make it work for us and come away with another crucial win to put us 2nd on the ladder.