Round 4 Reports -V- East Coast Bombers at Anzac Park
The Nu Jet Blues hosted a rejuvenated East Coast Bombers outfit in difficult swirly conditions at ANZAC Park on Saturday. The opening quarter saw the Two Blues jump out of the blocks to kick an inaccurate five goals nine 39 and holding the Bombers to a solitary two behinds. This trend was to continue for the remainder of the contest, the two blues kicked away at every change eventually winning by 148 points kicking an inaccurate 31 behinds. The game was predominately played in the Two Blues forward half with forward line efficiency being the order of the day. In all, the Nu Jet Blues had a good spread of 11 goal kickers and were well served by our back six and hard running midfielders. A trip to Huonville this week will give us our sternest test to date with the outcome giving us a true indication to where we are at.
Our Reserves Coach Spoof Turner has the boys firing with its second win in a row against an under-manned East Coast Bomber side on Saturday. With a dominating midfield and hard running defence the bombers were no match for the Two Blues as they won by plenty. Big Jacko, young Jac Standen, evergreen Wools and Squishy taking the honours against the Bombers with seasoned campaigner Mitch Leale kicking seven goals.
Last week saw Lindisfarne put its first Colts side onto the field for 2011. With a mixture of Nu-Jet Blues Colts from the previous two years and some new recruits, we had a four-point win over a Lauderdale-enhanced East Coast Bombers side. All players played hard and Lindisfarne Junior Football Club stalwart and U16 State player Dan Blazely running hard all day along with Alex Elwell, Toby Godfrey, and the Jordans McCullum and Rogerson all adding great depth.
The boys are keen to play and Huonville looks to be a great challenge.
ROUND 2 -V- Cygnet at Slab Road
The trip last week to Cygnet allowed the Blues to post a solid win over Cygnet in the Seniors and a disappointing loss in the Reserves.
Post-game beers in the Cygnet clubrooms in amiable surroundings made celebrating the mixed results enjoyable. We thank Cygnet Football Club for extending their hospitality and we hope to reciprocate in Round 13. Thanks to Nifty and the team.
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Another road trip for the Two Blues, this time to Cygnet, saw our senior team take the points in perfect conditions for football at Cygnet Oval.
The first term saw both teams play some exciting end-to-end footy with the Two Blues taking a slender lead into quarter time.
Early dominance in the second quarter was a sign of things to come as the Two Blues extended their lead ay half-time.
With a strong defence, hard-working mid-field and lively forwards, the Two Blues controlled the game after half-time and never looked threatened to record a satisfying Away win.
A strong team performance was the highlight of the day, allowing Marriott to kick five goals and Nick McWilliams three with a host of other important contributors.
The Two Blues Reserves travelled to Cygnet in what proved to be a valuable earning experience for the young team. It was terrific to see a lot of improvement from the previous week, especially the younger players some of whom have clearly signalled their intention they want to work hard and play senior football. The return of several strong and experienced players combined with some very exciting youngsters will see the Two Blues Reserves mould into a very competitive team in the coming weeks. The team is well coached by Boof Turner and a solid win is just around the corner.
Unfortunately, Lindisfarne failed to get enough interest to field a Colts side last week.
Things are afoot to remedy this situation and, with the bye against Claremont this week, we have some to time to consolidate our plans.
Last week’s game was important to both teams as we were looking to consolidate our position in the top six and Brighton needed the win to push up the ladder to vie for a spot in the finals later in the season.
We started the game very well, jumping out of the blocks and sustaining plenty of pressure on Brighton when they had possession of the ball. This enabled us to kick six goals in the opening quarter and come to the quarter-time break with a handy lead of 21 points. From then on, I think the game was pretty much in the balance with Brighton throwing everything at us. However, to our guys’ credit, we persisted and won plenty of the ball in general play which enabled us to go on and record an 18 point victory.
With lots of new faces and young players in the team, it is pleasing to see us improve week by week and stand up to the pressure of senior football.
I also think the attitude of the players toward their football and what the group wants to achieve has improved and has been fantastic.
Best players were: Brodie Phillips, Nathan Barton, Justin Myers, Gav Quirk, Brad Turner, Dexter Bertoldo and Kase Miller.