U 18's Report: Round 10
4th quarter fade out puts a stop to winning run...U 18's Report: Round 10
Scoreboard 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr
Nambour 3.2..20 6.6..42 9.9..63 16.14..110
Redcliffe 2.1..13 3.1..19 5.4..34 6..4....40
J. Gould 2, T. Roney 2, J. Cantlin , L. Wilkinson
T. Roney, L. Wilkinson, J. Cantlin, J. Thirlwell, M. Palmer, J. Gould
A picturesque Nambour greeted us as we were looking to continue our good form prior to the long weekend. Sadly from the outset it appeared our guys were not switched on as we had players arriving late or not at all!
Nambour jumped out of the blocks early and had 3 goals on the board before we kicked into gear and pulled two back. Our contested ball increased and with the likes of Bomber Haggarty putting his body on the line we were looking good at quarter time to be only down by 7 points.
With Toohey lining up on their most potent player to do a shut down job we persisted with our hardness at the contest. Unfortunately we turned the ball over too easily and with injuries to Joey Cantlin and a second head knock to Bomber we were starting to feel a bit light on. We were hanging in there but Nambour had increased their lead to 23 points.
An even more committed unit stepped out after half time and you could see the boys up the ante. Nick Weier and Tys Brown continued to control the last line and with Matty Palmer finally showing some touch we were still looking dangerous but could not peg Nambour back. JT’s work in the middle was still a telling factor to the point where Nambour were now trying to shark his tap outs. A 29 point deficit at 3/4 time but one we thought we could pull back.
Sadly the last quarter was easily the worst for the year. 3 goals in 3 minutes to Nambour killed the game and then undisciplined acts and mouthing off to the umpires made us look like little kids. A blow out to 70 points was not what we deserved but Nambour showed us that working hard for 4 quarters will win you games every time.
With a massive crunch game against Mayne this week, we must step up to the level we have been playing at so we can ensure a win. There will be no excuses this week!
“Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a team work.”
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