Ladies Emphatic ANZAC Day Outing

Both teams were desperate to get back into the winners circle this week and the game was played exactly in that manner.

Every kick was chased, the tackling pressure was ferocious and the midfield battle was an arm wrestle.

Neither side could find a way to break the other down in the first quarter, with just two goals kicked in the opening 20 minutes.

UQ found their feet in the second term however, kicking five majors to take all the momentum into the sheds at half-time.

To Griffith Moorooka’s credit, they never stopped trying and it was clear that the physical battle was very even between the two clubs.

Helena Thong was a standout for the developing Roosters, playing beautifully off the back flank all afternoon.

UQ were simply too strong in the end, ten different goal kickers the big contributor in a team orientated 88-point win.

Coach’s thoughts

Michael Swann – UQ

“They (UQ) played fantastically, it was really good to see everything really gel together.”

“From about quarter time onwards everything seemed to click and the girls surprised themselves with the style of footy they can play.”

“I saw a massive improvement this week, we spent a lot of time in training clearing the ball out of the congestion, hand balling back and across and in the game we used our speed to catch them out a few times.”

“I was really proud of the effort, I think it was a statement game for us, a bit of a coming of age victory where we proved to the competition what we can do and that we are very competitive.”

Glenn Hogetts – Griffith Moorooka

“The girls were pretty good on the whole, the game was pretty physical, they just got caught out again in leg speed and around the contested ball.”

“We scored this week and the girls are getting more confident with each game, UQ probably got a few easy ones through our mistakes but other than that is was pretty close even though the scoreboard doesn’t show it.”

“I was satisfied with how they went about their footy, they kept going the whole game and to see improvement is great.”

95-7 with the lionesses taking out a huge victory over cross town rivals moorooka roosters

Posted by Richard Swann on Saturday, 25 April 2015

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