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 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.