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Reserves 2010 Elimination Final Report

 

The first week of the finals was on us and we had to travel to Huonville to take on New Norfolk in a fourth –V- fifth knockout final.

The word was that New Norfolk where eligible to drop half a dozen senior players into their side since their senior’s where not playing, but we went into the game confident that the 22 that we came up with were more than capable of taking on any side in this finals series.

We started the first quarter in the right mindset, we played to our game plan, our intensity and pressure was good and we lead at the first break by two goals.  

Our luck was soon to change as the senior side took Andrew Kennedy due to Tim Bracken’s late unavailability after being attacked by a dog while taking his dog for his Saturday morning walk. Adrian Pennicott then suffered a hamstring injury after playing some good football and then with about 10 second to go in the second quarter Joshua Baliebalvari and myself crashed heads, which resulted in concussion and a hospitalization.

After these series of events, we went stagnant and were unable to find our form back and ended up losing the match by 78 points.

Better players on the day were Ricky Batt who did a fantastic job, still got a lot of possession and showed a lot of leadership.  Mathew Weeding up forward plucked every ball that came his way and was our only major goal kicker.  Mick Grimsey, Chris Russell, Jesse Hamill and Kieren Iles battled hard all day.

In conclusion on the year:  It was a year that promised so much but ended up fizzling out due to the club’s injury list and non-committed players.

A big thank you should go out to all reserves players who seen the year out to the end.  We did have a winning season only losing five roster games and I owe all of you a big thanks.

To my assistant coach Nathan Senior, runner Kenny Weir, stats man Frank Menzie and my various team managers, I thank you all for the un-rewarded work that you all do.

In a week or two I will do a recap on season 2010, so stay tuned.

Stay Frosty! 

Kaine Menzie

Round 20 Reserves Report

On the weekend we travelled to Pembroke Park to take on Sorell.  Considering the rain that the ground had seen, it was in very good condition and the only bother was the constant wind that pushed the ball to the Sorell side wing.
 

We got the early jump on our opponents and played some really good running football.  Our communication was top notch and for the majority of the game our decision making and pressure was at the level it needs to be.  

These are all encouraging signs leading into the finals series.

Big Mathew 'Weeds' Weeding up forward was constantly out numbered as Sorell played numbers behind the ball but he finished with a solid five goals and  Henry 'H' Pfeiffer was an elusive handful for his opponents in the forward line.

In defense Adrian 'AJ' Pennicott was solid and Mick 'Lofty' Grimsey and Mark 'Rudders' Rutherford provided plenty of run and attack when the opportunity was there.  Ricky 'Batty' Batt also played a very good game in either defense or in the ruck. 

Congratulations to my reserves boys for finishing fourth and on having a very good season.  Now our focus must go into this week’s final and we all need to be 100% keen and committed.
 

Round 19 Reserves report

On the weekend we took on Huonville in our last roster match on our home soil at Anzac Park. 

We started the game very low key and this attitude stayed with us for the majority of the game.  Even though we outplayed our opponents and lead in all our performance indicators, we only coasted in a game where we should have been using to gain some good momentum coming into the finals. 

In the end we won the game by 13 goals and credit should be given to the 22 who took to the field as we still suffer from a huge amount of club injuries and player unavailability’s.   A huge thank you should go out to all the colts’ players and last minute inclusions who have stepped up.  None of these guys have let the side or themselves down and have done a terrific job. 

Some really good individual efforts were had by the twin towers up forward in Wally 'Sack' Dare and Mathew 'The Big Show' Weeding up forward.  Through the middle Andrew 'AK' Kennedy and Matt 'Stoner' Stone played valuable roles but the defense were solid all game and none better than Adrian 'AJ' Pennicott, Mick 'Lofty' Grimsey and Ricky 'Batty' Batt. 

Our last roster match this weekend will be against Sorell at Pembroke Park.  A tough contest is expected against a side that will have nothing to loose. 

Kaine Menzie

Round 16 Reserves Report

Injuries and player unavailability has been costly for the club this year and especially so the weekend just past, when an undermanned reserves side took on the undefeated Kingborough Tigers.

We eventually scrapped a side together with the help of four Colts players in Jordan Mccallum, Jai Bannister, Luke Alsford and Kieren Isles who doubled up to ensure a full squad hit the field.

The side played good football for the first half as we applied as much pressure to our opponents as we could, but their better skills and speed eventually wore us down and being a well drilled side kicked away from us in the second half.  To our credit we battled hard all day and we could walk off the ground knowing that at least the group that took to the field where out their playing for each other.

Our back line was terrific all day considering the amount of football that was in their area.  Mick Grimsey played the majority of the game injured; Daniel Donavan continued to spoil his taller opponent and Wally Dare, Mick Hemming and Adrian Pennicott repelled as best they could.

Andrew Kennedy is starting to find some good form and set the scene early with some courageous football.  Chris Russell toiled all day in the ruck.  Jordan Watson played well above his years, as he was on the bottom of many packs and got plenty of possessions.

Some positives to come from the day were that we won the last quarter and the young players that played showed that they are well capable of playing in this grade and above.

This weekend we need to bounce back when we take on the Central Hawks at home, who are breathing down our necks on the ladder.

Kaine Menzie

Round 14 Reserves Report

Round 14 saw the Two Blues take on the Dodges Ferry Sharks on our home turf of Anzac.

The reserves side went into the game bolstered by some handy inclusions from the side that went down to New Norfolk but, we were still aware of the fact that the Sharks were playing some good football and building momentum from their slow start to the season.

We started the game the way that we intended with intensity and lots of run. Our skills were good and we gave our forwards plenty of football. At the first break we held a 21 points lead and got the start we wanted.

This soon came crashing down and when the pressure was put back onto us we started to become undisciplined and unfocused which in turn gave our opponents too many easy goals.

Mick Hemming
Mick Hemming

In the second half our attitude, our work rate and our decision making all improved and we bounced back to play some very good football including a last quarter in which we kicked nine goals and kept the Sharks scoreless.

Mick 'Micka' Hemming, Mitch 'Lil' Leale and Mick 'Lofty' Grimsey were solid in defense all game.  Our midfielders in Phil 'Philphy' Ashlin and Jeremey 'Jez' Pfeiffer knocked up getting possessions and Dave 'Country' Smith up forward held everything that came his way.

We still have a lot of improvement in us as a team and we need to play four quarters of good football and eliminate the bad quarter that we so often play.  This week we play the ladder leaders in Kingborough, and we will need a four quarter effort to knock the Tigers off.  

Kaine Menzie