Under 16's Win In style
Mother’s Day had arrived again for another memorable clash at Tigerland. The sun was shining, mum’s were enjoying there time at the football with either a glass of wine or selling cakes at the Under 14’s cake stall.
Corbin and Ben were not available for the game due to their Raiders commitments but both were keen to play. Well done to the boys for their Raiders duties.
Braeden was celebrating his 50th game for the club and led the T.E.A.M. onto the ground. Al Dunbier took over the responsibilities of Captain for the day starting with a win of the toss and kicked to the Eastern end goals.
Patty Pyke opened the scoring with a goal from 30 metres out after an Everton turnover as a result of a strong Driftman tackle at half forward. Keeno had recovered from his earlier knock and kicked the second goal after receiving a pass from Clarky who had marked backing into a pack. Pat then snared the next goal from a well worked effort between Braeden and Jayke in the forward line. Josh Martin opened his goal kicking account via a handball from Jayke Villot’s weaving through Everton defenders in the forward pocket. Jedda set up Patty for his third goal of the quarter by creating a great shepherd enabling Wilko to pass to Pat 30 metres out.
The backline had done their duty for the quarter in restricting Everton to nil entries into the forward 50 metre zone and rebounding Everton’s attacking moves.
Quarter time score: Redcliffe 5.4.34 to 0.0.0
The quarter time huddle and speech from Tags praised all the boys on their efforts for the quarter especially their tackles and second efforts.
The second quarter started where it had from the first with an all out attack. Clarky into the ruck and Zac Van Haaften to Centre half forward. Across half back Trent and Matty Spencer were rebounding everything along with Pete Furness, Sean, Zac O’Hea, Liam Dawson and Jacko who had doubled up from the Under 14’s.
Jayke Villot opened the goal scoring for the quarter after receiving a free kick 25 metres out. Patty then snared the next two goals through some strong leading and marking.
A fine example of chasing down a player from Alex Chedzey was the highlight for the half. He chased down an Everton player who was 20 metres in front of him heading for a certain goal, tackled him and eventually put the ball over the line for a rushed behind. This was Everton’s first score for the half and game. Patty chimed in for the next goal and his sixth for half and Josh Martin slotted his second goal just before halftime.
Halftime score: Redcliffe 10.7.67 to Everton 0.1.1
The halftime address singled out the efforts of Alex’s chase down and Josh Martin’s ability in finding front position. The onus was on the boys continuing with their teamwork, working hard and bringing players into the game. There was a reshuffle of a few positions giving the opportunity for the some players to become more involved in the game.
The third quarter started with a flurry of forward thrusts with all boys involved out of the centre. Woody popped up with a great mark and shot on goal. Josh Martin eventually opened the goal scoring for the quarter after taking a strong mark and playing in front. Wilko, Al and Clarky along with Keenan and Braeden were continually clearing the ball from the middle. Wilko finally found his range with his first goal of the game followed by another goal to Jayke Villot. Matty Spencer was sneaking forward and he could sense this could be the day he would snare his first goal!
3 quarter Time score: Redcliffe 13.11.89 to Everton 0.1.1
The final address from Tags was the same message as from the start of the game with emphasis on teamwork and hard work to get the job done.
The final quarter started with a goal to Trent who had been shifted forward and Sean was in the ruck. Everton found some momentum to move the ball forward and have a shot on goals which resulted in a behind. Another flurry from Everton was nipped in the bud by Zac O’Hea who produced three follow up efforts to clear the ball from the backline. The ball rebounded forward where Josh Martin popped up with the ball and unselfishly handballed to a screaming Mat Spencer who slotted his first goal for the season. A fine effort in defence from Zac Van Haaften produced a quick handball to Al Dunbier who in turn passed to Driftman for a nice running goal from his wing.
Josh Martin was rewarded for his unselfishness with a pass from Trent to slot his fourth goal of the game. Clarky, Wilko and Al Dunbier were continually stopping any Everton forward thrusts. The final goal of the game went to Alex after a strong mark, followed his kick to pick up the loose ball and kick a goal.
This was a good turn around from last week’s game against Ferny Grove where the limited preparation caused us to lose concentration. The boys played well and next week’s opponents will certainly have their hands full. Also well done to all the helpers.
Final Score: Redcliffe 18.16.124 to Everton 0.2.2
Best Players: Dunbier; Wilkinson; Van Haaften; P Pyke; Villot