Goals: Downes 2, Barclay, Tanudtanud, Yarwood, Smith, James, Italia, McDonald
Best: Cowey, Downes, Biscontin, Smith, Yarwood, Gumbleton, R.Keath
Unfortunately we weren’t able to match the perfect conditions for footy and despite a solid first quarter which included a great running goal from Sean Downes, we turned in a disappointing performance thereafter.
Poor skill execution was the enemy of any momentum that we tried to build throughout the afternoon and in the end, an 8 point loss masked a bigger gap between us and Epping who certainly came to play. On the positives, Tom Cowey and Nick Biscontin defended the key posts admirably and were never beaten one-on-one while Jacob Smith continued his recent run of good form. Devin McDonald tried his guts out in the middle along with Riley Keath while Matt Yarwood, Sean Downes and Scott Gumbleton battled hard all day. For the second week in a row, Jimmy Clark sacrificed his own game and did a great shut down job in the second half. In all, we learned plenty from the hit-out and look forward to rectifying a few things over the coming weeks.