After last weeks disappointing loss to Beenleigh it was imperative that we come away with a win to build some confidence and momentum leading into the coming weeks. The wet slippery field was always going to bring the two teams closer together, but we always had the belief that our smaller men would win the ground level battle.
The team, looking a little different but still very strong, allowed a few guys to play in a different role for us, which they all seemed to relish. One of these new roles was Ash Caddy leading us as captain for the first time this year. We didn’t start too bad and neither did Logan so the first quarter ended up a fairly close affair, but our accuracy booting 4 straight gave us a handy lead going into the first quarter.
Up forward we had Rawlings and Weier looking menacing and down back we had Watson and Royine reliable as ever, but again the quarter was even and both teams landing 3 majors still meant that our accuracy was proving vital. We had fewer shots at goal but still had the same handy buffer at the halftime break.
After the big break in the game we came out with something to prove winning the first half of the quarter kicking 3 more but then taking our foot off the gas, the Cobras struck back in the second half of the quarter. This quarter kept our opponents thinking that they were still a chance.
The last and final quarter was a good one for us, landing 5 majors for the quarter. We had another good spread of goal kickers this week in Rawlings, Driver and Heath. This was a game where we were always in control but it didn’t feel that way. We worked hard all day and dug deep every time they came at us.
This was a game where everyone played their part, the forward line was open and worked well together and the 15 goals with only 1 point really won us the game, but you can’t win a game just with goals, again our back half did well as our opposition had 44 inside 50’s and could only manage 9 goals.