Beaten but not defeated

Round Number 5, Saturday, 14 May 2016

  • Opponent: St Kevin's Old Boys
  • Match Result: Loss
  • Played at: Home
  •  Q1Q2Q3Final Score
    Us 2.3 4.5 7.8 8.10.58
    Them 4.6 7.7 10.10 15.13.103

Best Players: M. Hexter, T. Chang, S. Comley, W. Croxford, M. Baker, B. De Leijer

Beaten but not defeated!

After a bye, the Old Carey 3s were ready to throw everything they had at Monash Blues to try and get their season back on track. The first quarter was a really tough battle, although Monash got a jump. Carey wasted opportunities going forward, turning the ball over several times but steadied and kicked two late goals to be within 15 points at quarter-time (2.3 – 15 to 4.6 – 30)

The second quarter was very even, the midfield led by the De Leijer brothers, Mitch Hexter and the ever-improving Billy Croxford in the ruck got the ball moving and we were able to keep the deficit at 20 points before half-time, despite Monash kicking with the breeze (4.5 – 29 to 7.7-49)

A rev-up at half-time had us coming out pumped up and ready to push for a strong quarter, and a chance to take the lead going into the final term.  We had the breeze and we could tell it was dropping and would not have a huge bearing on the game in the last quarter.  Old Carey got within eight points and we were on a roll, but fitness got the better of us and Monash banged home two late goals to keep us 20 points down (7.8-50 to 10.10-70)

The last quarter showed that fitness was going to get the better of Old Carey. The backline was very strong despite being under constant threat, and Monash ran out 45-point winners in the end.

Dave Pocock

Goal Scorers

M. Baker 3, T. Chang, N. Jones, S. Davidson, S. Lenders, B. De Leijer

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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