Hatherleigh v Mt Burr
By Kelly |
U11 Footy  - After a week’s break the boys were refreshed and keen for a kick and a catch.Good numbers at training and on Saturdays are proving to gel the side and the confidence in each other is growing.  It was great to have Corey back from injury who had his eye in kicking a gem from the boundary, Tom Gray’s pressure and tackling was outstanding earning him the $5 award.  Harry played his best game of the year getting plenty of possessions (Canteen award), while Koby was in and under, and showing some dash around the goals.  The boys want to wish Joel a speedy recovery after breaking his arm during the week Junior Colts – Ideal conditions at the Burr made for a great day and the kids were off to a flyer booting 7 goals in the first quarter. The game was full of team work and hard running which saw us win comfortably. It was great to see the older kids doing their best to bring their younger teammates into the game by playing very unselfish footy. Another pleasing sign was we had 9 different goal kickers proving that sharing the ball around really does pay off. Best player awards went to Luke Macgregor (Denton’s Sportspower award), Alex Buhlmann (Stumpy award), Harry Coote (Pete Walters award), Caleb Gibbs (HFC Ladies Committee award) and Louis Brown (Hath Sport & Rec Steak award). There is still room for improvement in certain areas of our game and we continue to work on these at training.   Senior Colts –  The boys had a good win last Saturday withHath 14.6 defeating Mt Burr 9.5 Better players on the day were Ben Leopold (Denton’s Sportspower Awad) Brad Wight (Stumpy award) Lewis Walker (Subway award) Blake Bowman (HFC Ladies Committee Award) Angus Altschwager (Hath Sport & Rec Steak award) B Grade – Well we’re happy that’s the one we wanted and finally got with a great team effort. It was pleasing to see everyone up and about early setting the scene for a good day out in perfect conditions. We have had good patches in recent weeks but today we showed if we can play better for longer you get the results. With a few back in and a bit more structure to our side and the Hereford taking control of the magnets and being the chief difference, one would have to give him the best but not to be. Better players were Michael Gibson (5th best) with 6 and Luke Haines (Millicent 4WD systems/Ginos award) again leading the way, Kyle Bowman (Millicent Golf award) and the big fella Tom Waring busting his gut all game in the ruck. Also mention goes to Gibbo and Bowzer for their influence on trying to shut down their two best players. Coach forgot to mention 1st best Darren Paul (Prince of Wales award)! . So it’s back on the track to keep working on our skills and fitness to be able to string a couple together before the second round. With some extra numbers we all have to put pressure on selection to get some results. A Grade -  After another bye we faced the ladder leaders Mt Burr at the Burr. Knowing we were in for a huge battle we welcomed back Tom Agnew, Matt Faulkner and Josh Wight but were still without about 4 first choice players. The burr skipped to a 3 goal lead early on and almost for the rest of the game that’s where it stayed finally going down by about 5 goals. A few positional changes and some players with jobs to do saw a marked improvement on last week’s game against K’doo. Hopefully we will regain a few more from long term injuries in the next few weeks. Full credit to everyone last week for an improved performance and