Men Rd 16 – Point Cook

RESERVESSENIORS


Reserves

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Point Cook 1.3-9 3.7-25 5.9-39 7.12-54
Canterbury Football Club 2.1-13 2.3-15 3.6-24 3.6-24

Goal Kickers: D. Henschel, A. Boyd, N. Joseph
Best Players: C. Bold, J. Carrington, R. Hawke, M. Crawford, A. Stals, B. Lashbrook

Round 16 against Point Cook at Salt water Reserve, last time against Point Cook we were beaten by a big margin so this week we were hoping that a win could be on the cards. The conditions were windy once again so scoring will be difficult.

Round 16 against Point Cook at Salt water Reserve, last time against Point Cook we were beaten by a big margin so this week we were hoping that a win could be on the cards. The conditions were windy once again so scoring will be difficult.

The first quarter we actually keep with them early with our backline holding up well, we kicked our first goal through Boyd with good ball movement and with other options up forward we kicked our second through Dylan .We worked hard for our goals with Boldy giving us plenty our drive out on the wing helping set up a 4 point lead at the break. This first quarter was one of our better efforts for the season as we normally have been slow starters.

The second quarter we come out with no intent and on most occasion we were second to the ball we were not putting our bodies on the line. Point Cook were taking their opportunities and kicked the only two goals for the term. If it wasn’t for our backs through Carrington, BJ & Stogdale than the margin at half time would have been far greater than the 10 points. We seem to fumble a lot during this term and wasted opportunity after opportunity through poor disposal. The back six had kept Point Cook to three goals by the half time break. Good effort Boys.

After half time the third quarter was virtually the same no urgency and our lack of running and with our forward wanting to go kick hunting made it impossible to score. We kicked out first and only goal for the quarter through N. Joseph. Most of the play was played on the other side of the ground which was virtually making it hard to score due to lack of space and being too predictable. Our tackling and endeavour around the ground was disappointing and not at the level needed if we are going to win the game. Boldly was getting a lot of the ball and was playing his best game for the Cobra’s. But overall our efforts were just not there. At the ¾ time siren we were down by 15 points and lucky to still be within striking distance considering we hadn’t played our best footy to date. The boys had a great chance to still win but it was going to take a mighty effort in the last quarter.

The final term we played with the same attitude as the last two quarters and were expecting it to just happen, so we just went through the motions and had one of our worst quarters for the year considering what was at stake. The final margin had gone out to 29 points by the final siren. Boy’s today’s result was very disappointing as this was a real chance for us to win another game, but our intensity and aggression over the last three quarters of the game was well below par.

So let’s all get down to training this week and get behind the seniors and worked hard as we can to get some positives out of the last two weeks of the season…

Go Cobras !!!

Uncle Den


Seniors

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Point Cook 1.1-7 4.3-27 6.3-39 7.6-48
Canterbury Football Club 1.5-11 5.5-35 9.7-61 14.9-93

Goal Kickers: A. Hummerston 6, M. Szabo 5, S. Fitzgerald, T. Lowden, C. Skate
Best Players: A. Hummerston, A. Carapetis, A. Wheeler, J. Blakemore, M. Szabo, R. Pearce

The Cobras headed out to Point Cook last week to take on the Bulldogs. With the season still alive and needing a good victory to gain some extra percentage the stage was set. More blustery conditions were to greet us on arrival as has been the past 3 weeks.

The Cobras headed out to Point Cook last week to take on the Bulldogs. With the season still alive and needing a good victory to gain some extra percentage the stage was set. More blustery conditions were to greet us on arrival as has been the past 3 weeks.

The opening term saw us waste opportunities in front of goal which had been costly for the last few weeks. Defensive pressure and ball movement across the ground was starting to click. Although only a four point margin at the break, it felt like the snakes were slithering nicely.

In a tighter second quarter the Bulldogs took some ascendency and managed to keep themselves in the game. We were off the boil a bit and needed to find the first quarter form to break away. Four goals to three kept our heads in front at the major break.

Resetting after half time and reinforcing structure and ball movement we came out strong in the third. The mids were right on top and the Hummerston / Szabo combination proving to be a handful for the dogs defence. Hummer was great from long range. Our defence, with great run and carry and great link play with the mids were slicing the dogs to ribbons.

Twenty two points was the gap at the last change and the Cobras were right on top. Clearance numbers were growing and the dogs had no answer for our “backwards to go forwards” approach. With the mids dominating and bringing Carapetis and Wombat into the game, off the back our movement with hit-up kicks and players leading into space, we were able to attack from the right side of the ground and capitalised with a five goal to one last quarter to run out 45 point victors and keep the dream alive.

A quality team game from the snakes with outstanding contributions from Blakemore, Wheeler, Carapetis and Walmsley. A Hummerston was deadly in front of goal with six majors and M.Szabo closely behind with five snags.

Looking forward to upsetting UHS-VU next week, to really shake things up.

Grizzle

YSNA