Angelo Gaggiano - 0416 166 631
Team Manager:
Grant Watkinson - 0409 462 229
Age Group Manager:
Chris Desmond - 0418 546 095
Training Times:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5.30 - 7pm

Round 10 - 06/29/2014

St Mary's Under 17 (Colts) - 2014 Under 17 - Colts 4 10.12.72 vs. Macleod 2.6.18

A really good performance today in extremely difficult conditions. There were a number of things which were pleasing. 1. Team effort – yes we did have some boys who played well for the majority of the day but everyone made a telling contribution. This needs to continue if we want to get a few more wins this year 2. We continued to battle hard despite the conditions. The third quarter was really difficult with the rain belting down but the second quarter was also as we were kicking against a fairly stiff breeze. The fact we only conceded one goal and also scored one goal was a super effort. In previous games this season its been in these quarters where we have come undone so to hang tuff and kicked a goal against the run of play late in the quarter was great. 3. Work rate was excellent. We continued to run and work hard. 4. Game plan. We started to really see the benefits of the training we have been doing the last few weeks. No U-turns. Forward press worked really well. Didn’t bomb into packs into the forward line as much. Yes we did muck up a couple of short switches probably due to the wet conditions but we scored a few times because of it. The one bit of play where Greeny kicked to Powelly who chipped to Joey – who then centred to Vakanis – who then chipped to Barks in front for a goal is exactly what we need to keep doing. I understand we beat a team who have also been struggling a bit this year but the fact we stuck to trying to implement our game style and continued to work really hard should not be downplayed. We all know when we play to our style we can more than match any team in the division. We have shown this continuously throughout the year. But what we did today which was different was do it for the majority of the game instead of patches. So our challenge for the remainder of the season is too much our effort, attitude and desire from today and play our style all day. If we do we will finish the season strong with more wins.

Goal Kickers:

Davies (3), Bell (2), Powell (2), Barker, Griffin, Vakanis

Best Players:

Barker, Powell, Griffin, Bell, Heaslip, McInness, Gaggiano and Simpson.