Last week we travelled to Oatlands to take on the Central Hawks.
We expected a tough game as they were also undefeated and always hard to beat up there. We experienced some of the worst conditions possible for football with the wind howling and the temperature almost below zero!!!!! This didn’t faze our guys as we put in our strongest 4 quarter performance of the year.
The first quarter seen us kick against a pretty strong breeze and although they kicked the first 2 goals we were able to stem the flow late in the quarter and break even for the quarter which was a great result. The second quarter we attacked very hard and were able to kick 5 goals while keeping them goalless. After half time we took control of the game, our work rate and pressure were fantastic and was the major reason for our strong 68 point victory.
In what was a very solid team performance Daniel Rattenbury was great through the midfield, Aaron Hilder continued his great early season form, Justin O’Brien was a solid contributor and the whole back 6 were fantastic.
We have the Bye this week which gives us some time to freshen up and look forward to another tough challenge after the break when we play the in form Dodges Ferry.