U14's Match Report

By , 18 May 2011

U14's Match Report
U14's Match Report

Didn’t Get It Right On The Night...

U14's Match Report

We headed to Aspley on Friday night for our first night game of the year. With our opponents given the opportunity to mix their team around we needed to ignore past weeks results and focus on what we had to do. The challenge for us was to repeat our team effort from the week before and for the players to become consistent with their own performances.

 

Our build up to the start was pretty good and our leaders were doing a good job of including regular under 13s player’s Jack Slade and Lachy Demko into the group. We wanted to ensure the boys enjoyed the night footy occasion but they also had to remember to stick to our structures and play their individual roles.

 

As far as the first half was concerned, what could go wrong did. With the exception of a couple of players our efforts with and without the footy were very ordinary to say the least. Attack on the footy, pressure on our opponents, competing at each contest and our disposal was poor. Our discipline towards team structures and each other was not what is expected of Tigers players.

We were lucky to have a few in our defensive area that were prepared to work hard and along with a couple of others they were keeping us in the contest.

 

Half time gave me the opportunity to hear about a few things that were going on out on the ground and combined with some not focussing on team play, it certainly disappointed me. It was made very clear to the boys that last weeks efforts were long gone and we could not think that things that happened then would just happen again. The boys must work hard in every game. 3 or 4 players would not get us the results we know we are capable of. When I see that the boys are not respecting the opportunity to wear the Tigers jumper I get a bit annoyed.

 

Our 3rd quarter bought some improvement and was our best quarter for the game. We began to want the footy and we began to have more than a few put pressure on our opponents. Connor shut their best player out of the game with a close tagging role. It showed that when we have players on the ground following instructions and focussing on their role in the team, we play much better football and that is what will get us results but it has to be for 4 quarters of every game.

 

The last quarter would be about who wanted this game. We had done enough to still be in the contest but were we up to finishing the game by playing the way we know we can?

 

The last quarter was a battle and we had a opportunities to steal a win that we probably didn’t deserve. I was much happier with our second half of the game. We played much better in some parts of our play and the commitment to the contests was much more evident. Willie, Riley and Curti gave everything they had for the team. Each week Blake’s input is increasing while his ability to run with the footy and learning the game is important to our team. I hope Lachy D and Jack enjoyed their opportunity with the u14s. You both showed you are more than capable in fitting in to the U14s team. 

 

Congratulations to all the award winners, thank you to our team helpers and a big thank you to all the parents for coming along on a cool night to support the team.

 

Winning and losing games is all part of taking the good and the not so good in football. We must accept we will lose games. No individuals in or around our team have the right to blame or point the finger at anyone else. The first place to look when things don’t go to plan is at yourselves. As a team we must stick together and work together to get back to where we know we should be. I will be looking to see who has the right character to work hard, who has the right team spirit and who is prepared to learn that individual thinking and individual play is not what team sport is all about. I have learnt a few things from this game that will be worked on during the week. I hope all the players learn from the game and I hope they all show the character to work with the coaches to make sure we are ready to take on our next opponents.

 

A loss is not the end of the world, in fact it can be a good reality check. We have a good opportunity with the group of boys we have but it now should be obvious that whatever we want to achieve will take all players to be disciplined and committed to the team. Lets make sure we all focus on what is best for the team and not what is just best for you as individuals.

 

See you all at training.

 

Jerry

Other Results from Round 3

Fri 13/May

1.3-9

Beenleigh

def. by

Kenmore/Sherwood

8.4-52

Sun 15/May

15.13-103

Calamvale

def.

Morningside Red

5.4-34

Sun 15/May

5.4-34

Everton

def. by

Logan Cobras

5.9-39

 

 

Ladder After Round 3

POS

TEAM

P

W

L

For

Agst

%

PTS

1

Redcliffe

3

2

1

190

100

190.00

8

2

Logan Cobras

3

2

1

107

101

105.94

8

3

Kenmore/Sherwood

3

2

1

93

143

65.03

8

4

Aspley Brown

3

1

2

100

117

85.47

4

5

Everton

3

1

2

139

182

76.37

4

6

Morningside Red

3

1

2

127

185

68.65

4

7

Calamvale

3

1

2

134

199

67.34

4

8

Beenleigh

3

0

3

13

279

4.66

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

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