U13 Div 3 Canada Bay Cannons v Glebe-Newtown

Round 6

Match report by John

What a contest! On a perfect day for footy, our boys took on the merged Glebe-Newtown team. The boys may have not got away with the points, but it was a game that we could have and should have won.

The first quarter was a close affair with the our opponents up at the break by six points.

It was  an arm wrestle and our boys were very much in the contest.

This quarter also saw Rohan post his first goal of the season.

Coach Andrew felt the boys were a little flat and stressed the importance of talking more, urging the players to lift their intensity.

The boys certainly lifted a gear in the second quarter which saw Filip kick  his first goal of the season and Rohan unlucky not to have kicked his second.

It was quarter of end to end footy which saw the Glebe-Newtown team up by four points at the halfway mark.

Unfortunately  the 3rd quarter was the nemesis for our Cannons, somehow the momentum of the game swung away from us and our opponents posted 16 unanswered points.

Going into the final quarter with Coach Andrew’s three quarter rev up in their ears, our Cannons came out firing.

Great lead up work from Filip saw Jack kick an awesome goal. The boys tackled and chased hard but couldn’t rein in that ¾ time lead.

Definitely a game that was there for the taking but a lesson learnt for our boys – we just can’t afford to clock off for a quarter!

As always our Cannons never gave up the fight and should all be commended on their efforts.

Coach Andrew made special to the following boys for their performances: Phoenix, who pushed hard all game and marked his man closely; Pat R, who was very strong once again in the tackling department; and Ollie S, who was a tower of strength in the backline and did well in getting clearing kicks out of the danger zone.

Another tough decision for Andrew in picking the best and fairest but the second runner up went to Jack, who scored a great goal, worked hard in the centre and got plenty of tap outs for his team mates.

First runner up went to Lucian. Although there were limited opportunities for our forwards, Lucian worked hard for the ball when it was in the forward pocket.

But no one could deny our pocket dynamo Filip in taking out best and fairest for the match. Returning from injury, Filip certainly made his presence felt. He was everywhere in both attack and defence chased hard and went nonstop for the whole game.