5ths Fight Out Another Narrow Defeat

Uni : 10-5 ( 65 ) vs Kedron 13-10 ( 88 )

What a difference a week makes ! Well done lads on a great effort that almost saw us get another win . I was proud of each and every player and you all gave 100% , that is all I can ask for. Thanks to the fill in players namely , Nathan Freebody , Josh Savage and Andrew Boman who all played blinders !

Ben Murphy was unlucky that in the first 10 minutes he suffered a dislocated shoulder and was taken by ambulance to hospital . Keeny and Tommy were also injured ( calf and knee ) depleting our team to Nil reserves , until we called upon Team Manager , Dan , to lace up and run on in the second half and he even kicked a goal ! We had the scoring end in the 1st Quarter and led 3/1 to 2/3 . By half time we were still in the game and a win looked ominous just down 27 (4/3 ) to 38 ( 5/8 ) . Our guys were looking for each other , talking and tackling well , shepherding players and generally playing well and as a team !

We lost this game in the 3rd quarter , when we had the scoring end and probably needed 5 or 6 goals to put Kedron away . Instead they kicked 25 points ( 4 goals I point ) to our 8 points ( 1 goal 2 ) , but not from lack of trying . A few indiscretions and the free kicks went their way . We rallied in the last quarter and wanted to win , kicking 5 goals straight to Kedron’s 4 goals 1 point.

The back line held firm , midfielders were going well particularly Michael Page in the Ruck , and the forwards were looking for every opportunity to kick goals , including Declan at Full forward and Dan in the pocket. Goal kickers were numerous and our scoring shots of 15 to Kedron’s 23 was an indication of how well we were playing .

Best players , although everyone stood up , were Freo , Josh , Boman , Michael Page , Wobbles and Sparky , Benis and Trenton . Well done guys , a great effort that I hope you can repeat every week!

Goal kickers were , Freo 3 , Boman 2 , and I each to Declan , Trenton , Stu Campbell , Dan and Jye .

Ray “Foggy” Foy

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