U14 Gold Can Hold Heads High

By , 13 August 2012

U14 Gold Can Hold Heads High
U14 Gold Can Hold Heads High

Height hindered Tigers in final game of season

Gallant effort from boys who never played Div One before

Congratulations to the milestone players

U14 Gold Can Hold Heads High

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Must win or bust was the message to the boy’s pre game. I was feeling quite confident that the players had what it takes to have a win over Kenmore who was already guaranteed a finals berth. We were coming off a good win against Redland last week and I was hoping that the momentum would carry through into this game. Win this game and we play finals, lose and that is the season over.

Kenmore was a tall side and we tended to struggle against teams that had several tall players. With Dominic Paino really the only tall player we had, Kenmore double teamed him with a pair of their big boys and this reduced our options greatly.

In the first half we seemed to be always under pressure and just couldn’t get any freedom to run and carry, which is the way we had to play to beat this team. There was no problem with the effort the boys were putting in and we were not really that far off the mark however we just couldn’t put any scoreboard pressure on them. Our defence was once again under a lot of pressure and they stood up quite well. Field, Prentice and Globke were all reading the play well and saving numerous attacks while the midfield were matching it with their opponents. Collicoat had a couple of poor games by his standards and I asked him for a big Captains game and I believe he delivered by leading by example. With limited opportunities Hill took some good marks up forward and topped it off with a goal while Anderson had a brief stint in the middle and also managed to sneak forward to kick a nice goal. However their tall players seemed to be in the way too often and we turned the ball over way too many times. Score at half time was Redcliffe 2.2.14 Kenmore 5.3.33

With the possibility of 30 minutes of football left in the season I demanded the boys give us everything they had and fight to the end. I’m sure they didn’t want their season to end yet so they desperately tried to get back into the game, but the harder we tried Kenmore seemed to have the answers. Some of the boys lifted and you could just tell that the endeavour was there however tall players don’t get any smaller as the game goes on and we couldn’t get over or around them enough to score the points required to get back into the game. I was happy with the improved efforts of Demko, Pollard Mackenzie and Roche but in the end we were just beaten by a better team on the day. Final score Redcliffe 4.5.29 Kenmore 9.6.60

Goals: Sam Mackenzie 2, Callum Hill and Riley Anderson 1 each.

Best Players: Collicoat, Mackenzie, Anderson, Pollard, O’Shea, Field, Globke and Paino

Thanks to the players Pieper, Archer and BJ that doubled up from the Black team after their fantastic performance and win in the game prior to ours. Also congratulations to Dominic Paino, Ryan Prentice, Brodie Pollard and Lachlan Demko for celebrating their 100 games today.

Now that the season has come to an abrupt end I truly believe that the boys would have got a great deal out of this season. None of these players have played Div 1 football before and they can hold their heads up high and be proud of their efforts because I know I am. I’m sure they were disappointed losing today and so they should be because if you are never disappointed with a loss then you will never succeed in the future.

I would like to thank all the supporters and families for their support and help throughout what was very much a rollercoaster ride of a year that started in January and finished today.

Thanks

Wayne Pollard

 

Player Profile Below

 


Name/Nickname: Jamie Menheere
Guernsey
No: 3
Date of birth: 4/8/98
Preferred Position: Wing or Centre
Favorite AFL Team? Gold Coast Suns
Most Admired AFL Player? Gary Ablett
When did you first start playing AFL? When I was 5
Clubs played for? Narangba Crows and Redcliffe Tigers
Favorite Food? Burito
Favorite Band/Musician? Gym Class Heros
Favorite TV Show or Movie? Big Bang Theory/Gap years Hamish and Andy
Football Goals? Win a Grand Final

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U14 Division One Ladder After Round 13

POS TEAM P W L D F A % PTS
1 Mt Gravatt Blue 13 11 2 0 768 393 195.42 44
2 Aspley Gold 13 10 2 1 664 372 178.49 42
3 Coorparoo 13 9 3 1 759 420 180.71 38
4 Morningside Black 13 7 5 1 679 532 127.63 30
5 Kenmore 13 6 7 0 544 662 82.18 24
6 Darling Downs Crows 13 5 7 1 404 661 61.12 22
7 Sherwood 13 4 8 1 466 582 80.07 18
8 Wilston Grange 13 4 9 0 596 726 82.09 16
9 Redcliffe Gold 13 3 9 1 337 702 48.01 14
10 Redland Black 13 3 10 0 521 688 75.73 12

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Congratulations to Ryan, Brodie, Lachlan & Dominic

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