Saturday, July 22, 2017

Round 7 v Blackburn

Chirnside Park 2.5-17 2.5-17 4.8-32  8.10-58
Blackburn Red 1.0- 6  6.0-36 7.2-44  7. 2-44

BEST: J. Williams, J. Davis, H. Braybrook, B. Roth, T. Paterson, K. Schilling

GOALS: A. Camp 2, H. Braybrook 2, L. Brown, E. Gray, J. Williams, J. Thomas

Well today we took on Blackburn to round of the first half of the season, a win would put us equal top, a position we want to be in to start the second half of the season. I gave the boys 2 goals for the game, the first goal was to win the game, the second goal was to go for a good percentage boost.

The way the boys started it looked like we were going to achieve both goals, as we totally out played Blackburn. The play was played in our forward 50 for at least 95% of the quarter, we just couldn't convert going into quarter time11 points up. The second quarter the game totally changed as Blackburn had a sniff they could cause an upset, they totally outplayed us for the quarter and they deserved there 19 point halftime lead.

During the break we had to re-focus and get back to playing our style of football. The third quarter the boys started to play the way we want to play, and we went into the last quarter 2 goals down.

The last quarter the boys took control of the game and kept Blackburn scoreless for the quarter which helped us to win by 15 points. It was good to see the boys re-group as a team and not drop their heads when things weren't going there way, even though we didn't achieve the 2 goals, we will take the win any day of the week, as it sets us up nicely for the second half of the season, a well deserved win boys.