Canada Bay Cannons U13 Orange v St Ives
St Luke’s Oval
A return to Div 3 was a great opportunity for the boys to regroup and return to the form of 2018 with a home game against St. Ives at St Lukes.
A strong start with the reliable figures of Felix and Bailey assisted by William doing a great job across the half back line to push the ball forward.
This was backed up by Ethan who was strong in and around the ball all day, and Damien who showed strength in the air and running through the middle to get the ball in our forward 50. A first quarter goal by Ethan sparked the boys back into form which was followed by a second quarter goal by Denver during a low scoring affair for the first half.
At the half time break, St. Ives just had their noses in front and so the boys came out from the break fired up and ready to capitalise on some of the first half efforts.
With some players still missing with injury and the legs starting to get heavy, it rested with others to step up and take control of the 3rd quarter where Siam and Mikhail who was a great inclusion back in the team provided the drive that was needed to motivate the rest of the team.
At the three quarter time break, the Cannons boys were only a goal down but at the commencement of the last quarter, St. Ives came out running and managed to lock the ball in their forward 50 for most of the quarter putting our backline under continued pressure until the wall eventually broke and we were a couple of goals down.
It was a strong consistent effort across the day for all of the boys and particularly those that are mentioned above, but with a full 4 quarter effort and tenacity to get his hands on the ball despite the numbers and being outsized by the opposition, the player for the day was Ethan.
Great improvement by the boys and the first step in getting the season back on track.