It was a good day all round at the Snake Pit on Saturday. The seniors were back on the winners list after they overcame a slow start to get the better of the Bloods, and while the reserves didn’t quite get the win, they were right in the game until the last quarter when Aquinas kicked away.
Don’t forget about the gala event that’s happening at the MCG next Saturday night! The ball is always the marquee event of the year, and being the club’s 135th anniversary, it’s certainly cause for celebration. The club would love to see all supporters past and present in attendance.
Tickets are available to purchase online via Moshtix, and are inclusive of a 3 course meal and drinks for the evening. Don’t miss out!
Goal Kickers: A. Szabo 2, S. Hawker, S. Wetherall, R. Gadsby, J. Bergin, Z. Zainal
Best Players: A. Panjwani, J. Bergin, T. Sanderson, S. Hanrahan, S. Hawker, P. Smith
Saturday was a great opportunity for our reserves to get back on the winners list.
We started the game well, with the two sides trading momentum for the first half. While we had plenty of the ball, we were unable to make it count up forward, while Aquinas certainly made the most of their forward entries.
The third quarter saw us kick a few goals in a row and regain the lead a few times, the margin being just a point at 3/4 time. Heading into the last quarter there was nothing separating the sides and we hoped to run over the top of our opposition, however, we were unable to convert possession into scoreboard pressure and Aquinas were able to pull away and win the game.
Whilst it was disappointing our guys gave everything they had and showed how close we are getting coming away with a win. We had strong performances from Arun, Zak, Terence, Patty and a number of others.
As a group we are looking forward to taking this momentum into our next game in two weeks time.
Goal Kickers: J. Price 5, T. Lowden 4, R. Moody 2, L. Venditti, S. Fitzgerald, R. Walmsley, C. Woods
Best Players: T. Lowden, C. Woods, R. Moody, R. Walmsley, J. Price, S. Fitzgerald
It was another crucial game for The Cobras as we hosted Aquinas at The Snakepit last Saturday. While Aquinas have been struggling recently, it was they who ended our winning streak early in the season, and so we were prepared for a fight.
A good week on the track, solid pre-match preparation had us feeling confident at the first bounce. Our confidence soon turned to frustration as Aquinas piled on four goals to our three in the first term. We seemed to be controlling the game but were unable to convert our opportunities.
Our frustration bubbled over in the second quarter, and Aquinas were gifted some easy goals due to our lack of discipline. Still we felt we were the better side, and still we were behind on the scoreboard at halftime. But not by much. we resolved to control our tempers in the third and direct our frustration into winning the football. We peppered the goals during the third and began to open up a lead, which we were able to extend in the last and run out comfortable winners by the end.
We had a very even contribution from all players. Tom Lowden was once again a wonderful target for us, and he continually controlled the play as well as bagging four important goals for us. Woodsy and Wombat lead the way with their relentless attack on the football. They set a great example to the rest of the team with their refusal to be beaten in any contest. Pricey gave us a deep forward target all day and his five goals were probably the difference between winning and losing. Moods was silky as usual and Fridge dominated the stoppages all day. Buckets, Rob and Murph were both very good for us around the ground. Marty, BJ, Fish and Boydy were reliable stoppers for us and Jim Wilson’s return gave us a much needed tall option down back as well as ruck relief for Fridge.
This week we face the competition benchmark in Glen Eira – we look forward to the challenge.
For the second time in a month, we have a week off footy this weekend. Hopefully that gives everyone the chance to get away and prepare for the last 6 weeks of the home & away rounds before the Cobras make their push towards finals.