Round 11

18 July 2009

Round 11

                 1st Qtr    2nd Qtr     3rd Qtr      Final Score

Redcliffe    2-2-14      2-2-14       2-2-14         3-4-22 
Ipswich       1-1-7       3-1-19       4-2-26         5-3-33
Goal Kickers: Ryan O'shea 1,  Jordan Collicoat 1,  Mitchel Bramwell 1. 

Best Players: Kyle Walton, Brodie Mizzi, Lachlan Baynes, Ryan O'shea, Curtis Nicholson.

Round 11


After a long two week break, we returned to footy to take on Ipswich at our home ground. We noted last time we played them that they would be pretty tough to beat and as it turned out that was true.

Having not really gone near a footy for two weeks the challenge the coaching staff had was to try to have the boys ready to play a game. Unfortunately for us, I think our opposition came more ready to play and in the end probably deserved their victory.

While we definately had some solid four quarter contributors, to be successful it takes all players to know and understand that the decisions they make out on the field are going to be what decides whether the team they are in has a good day or a poor day. Coaches and parents can only do so much to help, and when they are out on the ground they need to take responsibility themselves and decide if they will do all they can to help the team or just sit back and spectate.

Right throughout the year so far we have not had any spectators and it was disappointing that we could see traces of it in this game. For all that we still very much had our chances to win the game and it was only through some poor decision making and skill errors and also some genuine bad luck, that in the last quarter we did not get our noses in front.


With the balled parked in our forward line for most of the quarter it would have only taken one bit of fortune and the result may have been different. What we will do as a team now is focus on getting our confidence back in each other and start to play the football we want to play, rather than having it dictated to us by our opposition. When we decide to move the ball with run we can still match, and better any team in the competition, the challenge now is for the boys to get back the run the opposition off there legs mentality they had in the early games.

As mentioned we did have some real contributors on the weekend and I will give mention to some of them. To Kyle Walton who had his best game by far and really took his game to the next level, that we hope he builds on. Also to Brodie, Lachlan, Curtis and Ryan who all had really good games, especially Ryan who had the honour of being tagged in a u 12's game. We will all learn from what happened in that game, learn from it and move on to our next big challenge...There is always next week to make amends and that is what we will do !!!

Chris Nicholson
U12's Coach


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