Saturday morning the colts travelled to Boyer to take on the undefeated New Norfolk.
In what was always going to be a tough game, we were reduced to 17 players by the start of the match with some of the boys succumbing to injury and work commitments.
To the boys credit they never dropped their heads and even though New Norfolk ran out easy winners by 150+ pts we gained some positives going forward.
Better players for the day included Cam Potter through the midfield, Shaun Frogson & Kieren Iles down back while the 2 ruckmen Raeden Smedley and Dave Cruse both gave massive efforts.
Next Week we take on Dodges Ferry at Anzac Park, and with the return of key players it promises to be a close game.
Saturday saw the colts take on last years premiers Brighton at Anzac Park.
Conditions were good but there was a stiff breeze blowing towards the tennis-court end.
Brighton kicked with the breeze in the opening term and, although we won our fair share of ball in the midfield, there class shone through and they went into the first break 40 points up. Second quarter our boys dug deep, and with the midfield on top, we kicked 4 of the first 5 goals of the quarter before Brighton got a couple back in the latter stages. Second half the boys tried gallantly and down to just 18 players we fought on although eventually going down by 75 pts.
Best players for the day included Jai Bannister, Raedan Smedley, Jordan McCullum, Ian Mckenzie and the entire backline stood up despite being under constant pressure.
This week we look forward to Triabunna at Anzac park in which should be a close encounter.
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.