On Saturday we travelled to Boyer oval to take on New Norfolk in perfect conditions.
The Eagles jumped us early in the game and played with intensity on their home turf and we found it difficult to find any momentum especially up forward were we wasted some opportunity on goal and we went into the first break chasing a four goal deficit.
To our credit we fought back into the game by playing some hard in and under football led by Ricky 'Batty' Batt, Andrew 'Toungy' Clarke and Matt 'Stoney' Stone and by three quarter time we were only down by 2 points.
The last quarter was disappointing in the fact that we didn’t fight the game out and we finished the game with a five goal loss.
Our preparation was low key and this cost us. If we are to progress to the highs that I believe we can achieve then we must all start making a sacrifice for each other on the field, off the field and on the training track. We need to be improving and not become satisfied or content with our season so far.
Other players who played well were Mick 'Micka' Hemming, who steamed out of the backline all day and took on all that fronted him. Mitch 'Lil' Leale also provided some smarts in the backline.
In the forward line Mark 'Rudders' Rutherford provided headaches for the opposition and Jeremy 'Jezza' Pfeiffer scored two goals while playing on the ball. Chris 'CT' Turner continues to sacrifices himself for the team.
Next week we are back at home to play an improving Dodges Ferry. We need to improve on last week’s effort and get back on the winners list.