University of QLD v Zillmere 06/05/2016
Friday saw the QAFA B lads take on the second placed Zillmere at the Fortress and the match lived up the anticipation, where any doubt of our hardness or potential this year was eliminated.
The first ‘Partners’ night of the year drew a fantastic crowd of family, friends and loved ones and with the fairy lights up and champagne flowing the atmosphere was palpable.
Our lads started of extremely well with a centre clearance and goal in the first 30seconds but that’s pretty much were it ended for the first half. The game went goal square to goal square for the rest of the half with our back 6 once again dominating and by fulfilling the fortress namesake.
The half-time score 12 – 11 to UQ.
With a bit of a rev up at half time and the reminder to trust your skills, trust and execute the game plan and play our kind of footy the second half started to open up. The whole team committed to the contest, not backing down and bodying up and the Zillmere lads started holding off the contest, worrying about the man not the ball and with the threat of things boiling over our lads showed their integrity dominating the contest and the scoreboard. A few quick goals and a never back down attitude, saw UQ relatively kick away securing a strong win 42 – 21 and moving us into second place.
Our season is off to a flyer with a 4/1 record and sitting second on the ladder.
The Red Lions now become the hunted…
– Brooks Mustey