Saturday saw the colts travel to Huonville to take on the lions in freezing conditions.
During the day the boys worked hard and we won more of the footy, but turned it over across the half forward line and at times our hands weren't clean enough.
The final margin of 36 pts. was probably not a true indication of how the boys played and with 10 minutes to go we were right in the contest.
There is clear evidence of improvement week after week and going down to 4th place Huonville by 6 goals shows we are bridging the gap between the top sides.
Better players for the day included Cam potter who was fantastic on the wing, Ian Mckenzie, Jai Bannister and Jordan McCullam through the midfield and Kieren Isles down back.
This week we look forward to taking on Sorell at Anzac Park.
The Colts had a rest last week, due to the Magpies’ forfeit.
However, we took the opportunity to place some of our Colts players into the Reserves team. Ian MacKenzie, Kieran Isles and Jordan McCallum all performed brilliantly and have been commended on their football against a strong Clermont Reserves side.
Kieren Isles: One of three colts players to play reserves against Claremont
Saturday saw the colts travel to Oatlands to take on the central hawks.
After a few hard weeks of playing the benchmark teams the boys were confident on taking on the hawks who have been struggling this year.
Kicking into a stiff breeze in the first term we were happy to come of at 3 goals a piece and by half time we were up by around 4 goals. The third term saw the hawks take the ascendancy and with the breeze they were leading by a solitary point heading into the last. The boys dug deep and with the aid of the breeze kicked 7 unanswered goals to run out winners by 46 points.
Better players for the day included Jake Whittenbury, Kieren Iles, Raedan Smedley, Shaun Frogson, Jordan Watson and Luke Alsford.
Major goal kickers were Jake Whittenbury with 4 and Shaun Frogson with 3.
Was pleasing to see that our game-plan is coming together and our forward structure is working.
Saturday saw the colts take on New Norfolk in our first game on home soil.
We were prepared for a massive challenge as New Norfolk are one of the benchmark teams.
During the first half, despite great endevour by the boys, New Norfolks superior skills and ball use shone through and they lead by around 90 pts at the major break.
We talked at half time to keep battling and pressuring in the second half and to the boys credit they never once dropped their heads. The second half drew some real positives with us only being outscored by 3 goals in the half and winning the last quarter.
Better players for the day included Bodie Savage, who was outstanding in his tagging role, Jordan McCullum, Shaun Frogson, Brad Joseph and Cam Potter.
We take on Dodges Ferry this week at Shark Park full of confidence.
Saturday saw the Colts take on Triabunna for the first game of 2010.
After struggling for the majority of the pre-season with numbers a group of 21 made the long trip out to the east coast.
By half time our boys had ground out a 3 goal lead, which should of been more if not for missed chances and over-using the football. However the endeavor and hardness the boys were getting in and under was first rate.
Triabunna hit back in the third quarter and kicking with the wind ended up holding a 2 goal lead at the last change. After the Bunna kicked the first of the last, the boys rallied and went on to kick the next 4 goals pinching a slight lead. A couple of heart stopping moments, 2 missed chances by the opposition and the boys were victorious by the slimmest of margins.
Better players for the day included Brad Joseph, Cam Potter, Kieren Isles and Ian Mckenzie through the middle, Luke Alsford and Shaun Frogson down back and up forward Jordan Watson lead up all day and finished with 3 goals.
We look forward to the challenge of New Norfolk this week.