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Round 14 Reserves Report

Round 14 saw the Two Blues take on the Dodges Ferry Sharks on our home turf of Anzac.

The reserves side went into the game bolstered by some handy inclusions from the side that went down to New Norfolk but, we were still aware of the fact that the Sharks were playing some good football and building momentum from their slow start to the season.

We started the game the way that we intended with intensity and lots of run. Our skills were good and we gave our forwards plenty of football. At the first break we held a 21 points lead and got the start we wanted.

This soon came crashing down and when the pressure was put back onto us we started to become undisciplined and unfocused which in turn gave our opponents too many easy goals.

Mick Hemming
Mick Hemming

In the second half our attitude, our work rate and our decision making all improved and we bounced back to play some very good football including a last quarter in which we kicked nine goals and kept the Sharks scoreless.

Mick 'Micka' Hemming, Mitch 'Lil' Leale and Mick 'Lofty' Grimsey were solid in defense all game.  Our midfielders in Phil 'Philphy' Ashlin and Jeremey 'Jez' Pfeiffer knocked up getting possessions and Dave 'Country' Smith up forward held everything that came his way.

We still have a lot of improvement in us as a team and we need to play four quarters of good football and eliminate the bad quarter that we so often play.  This week we play the ladder leaders in Kingborough, and we will need a four quarter effort to knock the Tigers off.  

Kaine Menzie

Round 13 Reserves Report

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.

Kaine Menzie

Round 10 Reserves Report

Considering the amount of rain that fell before the game, the Cygnet ground was in good shape and when we finally took to the ground the sun was out and the ball was sticky.

Cygnets were always going to be a hard assignment down there and they defiantly had come to play today.  The first quarter they totally dominated the center clearences but our backline held up and gave us some drive to finish the quarter only a goal up.

After quarter time, changes were made and the ruckmen and on-baller started to get some first use of the football which in turn gave us some momentum and our forward capitalized on.  Once we had a good lead, we were never able to break the game open, with us kicking two goals then the Power responding with a goal of their own.

 Jeremy Pfieffer

Jeremy Pfieffer was prolific around the ground.  Matt Stone and Daniel Rattenbury showed a lot of leadership by being hard in and under. The back line held together all game.  Mike Grimsey was into everything off a half back flank, Ricky Batt never gives an inch to his opponent and Wally Dare keeps improving in any position he plays.  Up forward Mark Rutherford was elusive finishing with four goals and numerous goal assists.

Even though I was happy with the day and our tackling pressure was good, we still let ourselves down by having lapses in our game and being led to the football on to many occasions.

This week we play an enthusiastic Brighton team in a third versus fourth battle in a must win game for ourselves if we want to maintain ladder position and give ourselves a chance of a top two finish for the year.

Kaine Menzie

LFC Reserves Update – May

With the season about a third of the way through, I thought I would do an update on how our season has been progressing.

We find ourselves in third spot on the ladder with five wins and two losses.  The two losses that we have suffered came from Claremont and Kingborough, the two teams above us on the ladder.

The club has once again found its self in a good position with good numbers and the reserves (due to club injuries & unavailability) have already had a total of 43 players play one game or more this season.  A special mention should go to the underage players in Ian "Red" Mackenzie, Jordan "Jordy" McCullum and Kieran "Kizza" Isles who when given the chance to play reserves stepped up and showed they are more than capable.

As a reserves coach it is always good to see players step up to senior level and play.  This season up to 12 players have already played in both senior grades.

The great turn around in players has not helped the reserves side due to the fact that we can have up to six changes in the team per week, but to our credit we have soldiered on and kept winning games. 

Our success so far this year has been contributed greatly by the players that are consistently doing the right things by turning up to training and giving 100%.  Down back Wally "JT" Dare has provided the attack and run while the leadership of Ricky "BattMan" Batt and Adrian "AJ" Pennicott has given us the platform to attack off The "Michele" Pfeiffer brothers (Henry & Jeremy), through the middle have given us some extra class and polish.  The hard work down back and through the middle has been capped off by Dave "Country" Smith up forward who has been a focal point for us.

I’m sure we are all looking forward to the rest of the season with some big challenges in front of us.

Kaine Menzie

 

Round 5 Reserves Report

This week the reserves took on Kingborough on our home turf at Anzac Park.

We went into the game knowing that Kingborough were going to be a challenge and that a win would set up our season and give us a chance to get back into at least the top two on the ladder.

Disappointingly we were outplayed for the first half of the game and even though we fought the game out we played to inconsistent to challenge a top team and eventually lost by five goals.

As a team we went into the game coming off the bye and three good wins expecting things to just happen.  All the good things we had been doing in the past had gone. Our run and our attack on the football was poor.  At least this gives us an idea on were improvement is needed.

Our back line was under attack all day and the score would have been worse if it wasn’t for the efforts of Chris 'CT' Turner and Ricky Batt.  David 'Country' Smith up forward gave as an option and didn’t miss his opportunities as did Stuart 'Stu-Fu' Dare.  In the middle Paul 'Smokey' Jackson gave us first use of the ball but we could not capitalize apart from the clearance work of Paul 'PJ' Johnston.  Around the ground there was not much to be happy about as we were outnumbered at many of the contests and stoppages but Chris 'Rusty' Russell and Jeremy Pfeiffer battled hard all day.

This weekend we take on Central Hawks at Oatlands and we should expect a hard challenge.  If we want to give ourselves a chance of winning a big improvement is needed from last week effort.