Balmain vs Maq UNi
Coming off a great performance the week before the mighty twos side had their confidence up and with the inclusion of a few big players the twos were looking stronger than ever. Playing against an opposition who haven’t performed to well over the season Coach Bennelly had a good feeling before the game being able to coach from the side lines for a change after recently being selected for the ones side after good consistent games and proving age is just number. With new player Hugh Priest having his first game for the tigers leading the way from the centre bounce the boys got off to a flying start and kicked some great goals through Ash Azhar who is pushing for a certain first grade return and Big Mitchy Soames throwing the dummy and giving his best effort for goal of the year. The boys went into the quarter break with a good lead and playing strong.
The second quarter started the same way as the first with on ballers Hugh and Ryan Hezlett leading the way with constant possession and must surely still be recovering from leather poisoning. Once in the forward lines the goals couldn’t stop coming with Big target Mitch Soames taking grabs and the little guys Tyler Ryan and Bryce (Snitzel) Thompson crumbing the packs and getting the ball on to the goal kicker Ash Azhar. The Backline lead by Captain Johnny Little were strong all day with Brendan Cann and Ryan Betts unbeatable on their respective opponents and keeping the oppositions to minimal Touches.
The Second half after a good break and talking to from super Coach Eden the boys had to lift and start communicating more and this seemed to work with the scoreboard ticking and over quickly and the twos boys starting to see the their potential in this competition and that they can be a real force in this competition. Damon Woodend worked tirelessly in the ruck and was the dominate ruckman all day in the taps and around the ground proving a strong keying point and marking over head superbly. Ben Plug gave his best impression of his brother with the beautiful one hand grab however he must be looking at his brother kicking records lately and followed suit in only kicking a behind.
The last quarter with the three points in the bag the boys continued to apply the pressure and with the taking over as coach on the sideline Mr Dave Pempraise had some tricks up his sleave and the plans worked with the boys winning all around the ground from the backline to forwards there were no wink links anywhere to be found. The real dominate display saw our boys win 100-27
Special Considerations to
Ash Azhar: a real leader and with a lot of experience was able to capitalise with 7 goals and push himself to senior selection with two strong performances.
Hugh Priest: first game for the club and showed his skills from his first touch kicking a beautiful goal roving the pack and with countless possesions a real find for the club and sure to see kicking on in the ones and being a real game changer for the club.
Ryan Hezlett: Continued his dominance in this division with his speed and strength to be a real link up player along the wings and through the middle even going forward to kick two great goals surely had to rack up at least 40 touches
Great game from the ones and Every player deserves a real special mention for a great team performance but was very hard to single out players big training session Tuesday night