Saturday saw the colts travelling to Cygnet, for what looked like to be a close encounter taking in consideration previous results.
We were greeted by light rain, but the oval was in the good condition and there was no wind to note.
All day it was a close encounter with both sides swapping the lead several times but unfortunately we found ourselves on the wrong side of a 3 point margin at games end.
Better players included Shaun Frogson, who kicked 5 goals at full forward, Jordan McCullam, Ian McKenzie and Bodie Savage through the midfield and Luke Alsford down back.
We now head back to the track looking to work a little harder and keep improving.
Note: Friday night the U18's and U15's will be playing a mixed match under lights at Anzac Park kicking off around 6pm. All players and supporters welcome.
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.
Saturday saw the colts travel to Huonville to take on the lions in freezing conditions.
During the day the boys worked hard and we won more of the footy, but turned it over across the half forward line and at times our hands weren't clean enough.
The final margin of 36 pts. was probably not a true indication of how the boys played and with 10 minutes to go we were right in the contest.
There is clear evidence of improvement week after week and going down to 4th place Huonville by 6 goals shows we are bridging the gap between the top sides.
Better players for the day included Cam potter who was fantastic on the wing, Ian Mckenzie, Jai Bannister and Jordan McCullam through the midfield and Kieren Isles down back.
This week we look forward to taking on Sorell at Anzac Park.
The Colts had a rest last week, due to the Magpies’ forfeit.
However, we took the opportunity to place some of our Colts players into the Reserves team. Ian MacKenzie, Kieran Isles and Jordan McCallum all performed brilliantly and have been commended on their football against a strong Clermont Reserves side.