U17 Div 2 v Easts, Round 5, Aug 14


One slog in the slop is good fun, two is a bit annoying. But three in four weeks is a little too much like Melbourne.

The only rain to fall last weekend just happened to be in the few hours while we were playing footy on Friday night. Despite three wet home games in a row we still can’t quite class ourselves as wet weather specialists, going down on Friday to a pretty good Easts side. The post-match pizzas were good, though.

So, too, were quite a few Cannons’ efforts on the night. Alex was exceptional with his clean hands on a dirty night and tried his guts out to keep us in the contest and showed his versatility down back, while Liam rucked unchanged all night against a couple of experienced ruckmen.

Louis continued his great season and Ellis and Cam were hard at the footy all night.

Louis deserved more than a point from his shot at goal in the first quarter after starting a lovely passage of play from the half back line which went down the outer wing through Brayden, Pat and Will. He finished what he started as he followed up to take a strong mark from Will’s pass but his shot with a wet footy just slid to the left of the post.

Matt had better fortune in the second quarter with a mighty long range goal on the run after good, and typically robust, lead up work by Tom R.

Tom’s many touches proved very popular with the socially distanced crowd – whenever he and Brayden went near the footy, the small but vocal Concord High cheer squad on the members’ wing gave plenty of voice, while a wet and unruly mob in the outer let us know Liam was having a good night. 

Buck and Tank sounds like a cartoon duo but is actually a very solid combination on the last line of defence, Buck with his clever reading of the play and Tank with his ferocious attack on the footy. Add Andrew and Jake taking intercept marks and you have a pretty strong backline. 

The intent on the night was good and the boys had a go but were just outclassed in the wet by a skilful Easts.

Our two wins (we were leading when the Kellyville game was stopped, so we’ll take that) were both in the sun, so let’s pray for good weather this weekend.


  • Match report by Paul Mulvey