On a very windy Sunday our boys took on Ipswich who were sitting on top of the ladder by percentage. It was a special day being sponsors day and also ladies day. The boys also had to put on a show for all the senior boys that came down and watched.
As expected the first quarter was very close, a pretty sloppy contested start both teams doing everything they could to stamp their authority on the game. By the end of the quarter Redcliffe were goalless and Ipswich had one on the board. Although it was a low scoring quarter Adam and myself were very happy with the boys start only allowing them to score 9 points when they had the first quarter advantage.
The second quarter was a completely different story our boys came out and completely dominated and took full advantage of the wind. Due to disciplinary reasons two of our of better players sat out the first quarter but as a soon as they got their chance they had an immediate impact, Karl Flaskett kicking an excellent rovers goal Scott Pendlebury style from 40 meters out. After that Redcliffe put on 8 unanswered goals, Ipswich were in shock and our boys never looked back. Sam Mackenzie was excellent kicking 3 running goals in a quarter while Jack Lowe was unstoppable at half back completely out classing his opponents.
At half time the boys were on a high and rightly so but we knew there was still plenty of work to be done and we couldn’t lay down just yet. The 3rd quarter the wind was still strong and yet again we needed to be tight and accountable to stop Ipswich getting a run on. Full credit to our boys we did just that kicking the first 2 goals of the quarter and also keeping Ipswich goalless. Marcus Lewis Jack Hotham and Brayden Field were sensational in the middle winning all the hard ball gets while Karl Flaskett and Adam Porter got plenty of the ball on the wings.
The last quarter we knew the game was done and we also had the wind advantage but we wanted to send Ipswich home with their heads down and the Redcliffe Tigers name stuck in their mind on their long drive home. The quarter was much like the second and third our boys dominated and sent shock waves through the rest of the competition defeating the ladder leaders by a modest 15 goals putting ourselves one game clear on top.
Thank you to all the supporters’ and volunteers that came down and watched a very impressive display, you should be very proud of your selves’ boys. Enjoy your week off