Canada Bay Cannons U12-3 v St Ives
Round 6, Acron Oval
It was a brilliant sunny day at Acron Oval St Ives for the boys’ first afternoon game of the season.
Q1: Cannons started strong, hard defence and transitioned the ball extremely through midfield. St Ives put up a great defensive effort early however the Cannons tackling kicking and passing was on song. Kicking 3 goals 2 behinds ending the quarter with a 19 point lead (20 vs 1).
Q2: With our confidence high, the Cannons dominated the second quarter shutting down the St Ives attack. Great work and effort displayed from the boys in our midfield and back positions. Through gritty defence and determination to win the ball in the rucks, the Cannons pushed forward and the boys playing up front took advantage by slotting home 2 goals and 3 behinds extending the lead to 35 points to 2 heading in to half time.
Q3: Cannons came out for the second half and continued to push forward holding St Ives within their own half for majority of the quarter. The Cannons supported and chased hard, never letting up. The boys in the centre did a great job in closing down St Ives and stopping the ball being pushed forward and winning a majority of ball ups by the umpire during stoppages.
Q4: St Ives came out in the last quarter and lifted limiting the opportunity Cannons had in front of goal and spoiling our attacking efforts. St Ives managed to get a couple of goals as the boys slowed after the effort during the previous 3 quarters caught up with them but still managed to win the game by a comfortable margin.