U12-3 Orange: Round 5 Match Report

Canada Bay Cannons U12-3 Orange v East Sydney Bulldogs Red

St Luke’s Oval, Round 5

Despite best efforts, the boys fell short to the consistency of the Bulldogs.

I noticed that the kicking accuracy had improved greatly, and our boys were finding the target more often. Several fantastic marks in a thrilling game to watch, with team Orange continually fighting back against the Reds.

The boys were calling more often to their counterparts and giving themselves plenty of space. They were using the whole ground more effectively and continually applying pressure. Fitness has improved markedly over the past few weeks. There were less errors and they were taking more risks.

Up until this match, the boys were top of the table and this is a real testament to Anthony’s enthusiasm and in-depth knowledge of the game as our coach.

Match Highlights:
• Our forwards started strongly with some solid kicking by Luke B
• Luke T fired back with a great 6-pointer
• Jasper was on the ball constantly
• Toby kept up his reputation for solid tackling and winning the ball-ups
• Damien was the most consistent player on the field
• Denver took an impressive mark in the second quarter
• Some great kicking and handballs from Alexander H
• As usual, Aiden and Alexander P were all over the defence
• A jaw-dropping long-range kick from Russell
• Siam was fearless in defence with some solid marks
• Kaelan took the mark of the day
• Hamish darted and weaved his magic and was integral to a consecutive chain of possessions
• Mikhail upset the Reds with some enthusiastic tackling
• Bailey kept the game moving with some quick passing and bustling
• Solid defensive kicking from Lachlan
• Ethan saved a final attack and scored a long-range goal
Looking forward to having Felix ‘the hammer’ back next weekend