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Round 5 Reserves Report

This week the reserves took on Kingborough on our home turf at Anzac Park.

We went into the game knowing that Kingborough were going to be a challenge and that a win would set up our season and give us a chance to get back into at least the top two on the ladder.

Disappointingly we were outplayed for the first half of the game and even though we fought the game out we played to inconsistent to challenge a top team and eventually lost by five goals.

As a team we went into the game coming off the bye and three good wins expecting things to just happen.  All the good things we had been doing in the past had gone. Our run and our attack on the football was poor.  At least this gives us an idea on were improvement is needed.

Our back line was under attack all day and the score would have been worse if it wasn’t for the efforts of Chris 'CT' Turner and Ricky Batt.  David 'Country' Smith up forward gave as an option and didn’t miss his opportunities as did Stuart 'Stu-Fu' Dare.  In the middle Paul 'Smokey' Jackson gave us first use of the ball but we could not capitalize apart from the clearance work of Paul 'PJ' Johnston.  Around the ground there was not much to be happy about as we were outnumbered at many of the contests and stoppages but Chris 'Rusty' Russell and Jeremy Pfeiffer battled hard all day.

This weekend we take on Central Hawks at Oatlands and we should expect a hard challenge.  If we want to give ourselves a chance of winning a big improvement is needed from last week effort.