U14's Gold Matched Undeafted Roos Early

By , 16 July 2012

U14's Gold Matched Undeafted Roos Early
U14's Gold Matched Undeafted Roos Early

Young Guns will learn from experience of playing against the best

U14's Gold Matched Undeafted Roos Early








U14's Division One - McDonalds Shield

Round 9 Redcliffe V Coorparoo 15/7/12


After a fair bit of rain hitting the ground at Rothwell we had our home game transferred to Coorparoo. This was unfortunate for us and very fortunate for our opposition to score a bonus away game at home.

This game was always going to be very tough as we were playing the top side (unbeaten) and we were recently struggling to compete with the top sides. We did however come out in the first quarter and play some very competitive and hard football. After last weeks performance I thought we needed to show a bit of heart and endeavour. I had made a few structural changes to try and encourage our attacking style of football and initially it looked good. I was very happy with the back six players in this quarter with Dylan Joyce, Aaron Roche and Ryan O’Shea playing well.  Score Redcliffe 1.0.6 Coorparoo 1.5.11

The second quarter showed the difference between the two team’s skill level and teamwork. Coorparoo came out and played some hard running and attacking football that we just couldn’t keep up with. If we showed some discipline by manning up and follow instructions we may have stopped the bleeding. Our defence has been under pressure all year and they have battled on very well but opposition teams just run through in waves and we always seem to be out numbered. To be honest we are not as bad as the score shows at times as we are only half a step off with our disposal and decision making most of the time and if you don’t hit your target first time in this league it will cost you big time. Score Redcliffe 1.0.6 Coorparoo 8.7.55

After a disappointing second quarter I was looking to see a new attitude and sense of enthusiasm. The boys battled on reasonably well in this quarter however we did struggle to finish off our work. During this quarter we had several of our senior players on and off the ground with injuries and to their credit they managed to battle on. We failed to trouble the scorer but held Coorparoo to 3 goals so I guess that was some sort of positive to take from the quarter. Sam Globke was having a good game up to this point and Jack Lowe will always have a crack. Score Redcliffe 1.0.6 Coorparoo 11.10.76

Heading out for the last quarter I didn’t expect what was about to come. With only two or three minutes gone Coorparoo had 3 goals on the board, but thankfully other than a series of behinds that was it for the scoring. We looked very tired and I guess that’s what happens when you are chasing opponents for most of the game. I think the boys were happy to hear the final siren.  Final Score Redcliffe 1.0.6 Coorparoo 14.18.102

Best Players:  Sam Globke, Jack Lowe, Riley Anderson, Dominic Paino, Dylan Joyce and Aaron Roche

Goals: Brodie Pollard 1. 

We have some very talented players within our team and some are playing very good football and some are a bit down on confidence. All anyone can ask for is that every player gives the best they can at every contest. You will not take every mark or kick goals with every shot but what is important is your effort and follow up action. It will however make it easier for all players if you follow instructions and understand that discipline and teamwork will get you a lot closer to victory than doing your own thing

I do have higher expectations from some players than others as there is a wide range of talent and ability throughout the squad. If everyone played to their best of ability every week then we would win more games than we lose ‘guaranteed’.

For those of you that had great pleasure in reminding me that the Gold Coast Suns defeated Richmond on the weekend (including the U/16’s), maybe you could do yourself a favour and watch and learn from the Suns performance rather than look at the scoreboard.

Tuesday night training will have the appearance of a couple of players that come from a team ‘below Richmond’ in the Brisbane Lions so see you all there.

Thanks to all the helpers again this weekend especially since we had short notice to move our game to Coorparoo. It is very much appreciated. Also thanks to the players that doubled up after playing with the Black team first. It was a big initiation for Noah playing against the top team and hopefully he enjoyed the part he played as he did some good things when given the opportunity.



Name/Nickname: Dominic Paino/Dom

Guernsey No: 25
Date of birth: 4/05/1998
Preferred Position: Ruck
Favorite AFL Team?  Carlton (Now)
Most Admired AFL Player? Matthew Kreuzer
When did you first start playing AFL?  Auskick 2004
Clubs played for? North Hobart, Narangba and Redcliffe
Favorite Food? Chicken Nuggets
Favorite Band/Musician? Boy and Bear
Favorite TV Show or Movie? Saturday Night Live
Football Goals? To play in the AFL







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