This week the reserves took on the Central Hawks at Oatlands, who even though undermanned were always going to give us a physical contest on their home turf.
We won the toss and with a decent breeze blowing to the eastern end of the ground, we decided to kick with it.
Knowing that the breeze was not going to do it for us we went out and played some good football. Playing in front with quick ball movement and some good skills allowed us to set our game up and go into the first break with a seven goal advantage.
The second quarter was a lot different as we had to work a lot harder to move the ball quickly into our forward line. We started to be second to the footy and started to get lazy, prepared to leave the hard work up to someone else.
After the main break we started to get our game back on track and the second half seen our attack on the football improve and our run to link up or to get numbers to a contest get better as we continued to run the legs off our opponents to win the game by around 10 goals.
Our main focal point up forward was Dave 'Country' Smith who even though double teamed and out numbered, led to the right spots and then converted his opportunities to finish the game with five goals. Paul 'Smokey' Jackson and Chris 'Rusty' Rusell gave the on-ballers good use of the ball and presented well across half forward all day. The 'Michelle' Pfeiffer brothers got plenty of the football and fed our forward with some accurate disposal and Andy 'Tonguey' Clarke, Andrew 'AK' Kennedy and Jesse 'Sammy' Hamill played some good hard in and under contested football.
We now look forward to the challenge that is Claremont who are undefeated and sit on top of the ladder.