U16's Move into Top 5 with One Game to go

By , 6 August 2012

U16's Move into Top 5 with One Game to go
U16's Move into Top 5 with One Game to go

Tigers get the 4 points over a depleted yet determined Sherwood

Next Sunday: Last game of the Home & Away season, Redcliffe vs Calamvale at Calamvale. A win will guarantee finals for the U16's

U16's Move into Top 5 with One Game to go


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Round 14

U16's Division One - McDonals Cup

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Redcliffe 8.3.51 Def by Sherwood 1.1.7

Goals: Dickfos 2, Watson 2, Cester 2, Crispe 1, Ricker 1.

Best: ??????

Not much to say about this weekend’s game due to it being cut short after Sherwood, who had started the game with only 15 players, were struck down with injuries half way through the 2nd quarter. It has been tradition that our two sides have fought out some very close contests and to have this game shortened was disappointing but understandable and right.

Even though Sherwood only had 15 players to start with, they decided they still wanted to play and have a go and in my view that typifies the character of the boys they have and it is a credit to them, their parents and their club, that they are willing to play against all odds. Well done to them.

While it was a shame that we didn’t get to play out the game, there were some very good signs early for us and it showed that the right preparation can make all the difference. We had so many reasons for wanting to perform, none more so than to reward one of our new recruits in Brad Anderson on playing his 150th game of footy. Brad came to us from Narangba and has slotted into our team and club with ease and while it was a strange way to celebrate it, I am sure he won’t forget it. Well done Bwad and no I didn’t spell it wrong it is just a team thing.haha

The game was also important being our last home game of the year, it was a chance to cement a spot in the top 8 and gain a finals opportunity in a couple of weeks, which was far from our thoughts at the start of the year. It was a chance to get back on track and play 4 quarters of football after we had capitulated after half time over the last couple of weeks.

Even though the game ended as it did, I was extremely pleased with the football we had played up to that point. We still had to start aggressively and get to the right spots. We still needed to select the right options and run to provide the right options, which we did. We still had to protect out team mates when they needed protection and we still needed to finish the work off by scoring and we did all those things.

While our engine room over the last few weeks once again got us going, in Davo, Jacko, Ty, Trent, Crispy, and Watto, it was very pleasing to see players start well and contribute in small ways when it was their turn to do so. Players like Ando, Hanno, Deano were working into the game really well. Then to see Corey and Shaun laying some shepherds up forward was proof that we had come to play and when the game ended the score line read 53 to 7 half way through the second quarter.

Another positive is we are all well and looking forward to our next game against Calamvale at Calamvale Community College at 3pm on Sunday. I know it is a long way but the more support we get the better and our remaining time together is slowly coming to an end for this year. I hope to see you all there.

Thanks Sal for once again doing what you do as our manager and thanks to Storm and Mick for your assistance. Thanks to all of our volunteers and supporters for playing that supportive role that a player must have if they are to be the best that they can be.

Words of Wisdom

Your greatest sense of achievement should be something that is measured by the feelings in one’s heart and the glow in one’s face when talking about it. Ask an Olympian if they are happy to do a personal best even though it wasn’t enough to get a medal. Their answer would be yes absolutely. Medals and trophies are just reminders, the feelings and memories are the true rewards.

Rob Dickfos

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Round 14

TIME HOME TEAM AWAY TEAM VENUE
7:30 PM
Fri 3/Aug
Live Now
Wilston Grange 6.10-46 def. by Mt Gravatt 8.7-55 Wilston Grange - Sunlinc Oval (Map)
10:30 AM
Sun 5/Aug
Live Now
Redcliffe def. Sherwood Redcliffe - Rothwell Park (Map)
1:30 PM
Sun 5/Aug
Live Now
Redland 18.13-121 def. Calamvale 3.5-23 Redland - Victoria Point Oval (Map)
2:00 PM
Sun 5/Aug
Live Now
Sandgate 23.11-149 def. Coorparoo 5.6-36 Sandgate - Lemke Road Oval (Map)
2:30 PM
Sun 5/Aug
Live Now
Morningside 13.9-87 def. Aspley 4.6-30 Morningside - Jack Esplen Oval (Map)

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U16's Ladder After Round 14

POS TEAM P W L D F A % PTS
1 Aspley 14 12 2 0 945 546 173.08 48
2 Morningside 14 12 2 0 1027 637 161.22 48
3 Sandgate 14 11 2 1 1018 538 189.22 46
4 Redland 14 9 4 1 901 571 157.79 38
5 Redcliffe 14 6 8 0 773 860 89.88 24
6 Wilston Grange 14 5 8 1 826 825 100.12 22
7 Mt Gravatt 14 5 9 0 700 949 73.76 20
8 Coorparoo 14 4 9 1 841 982 85.64 18
9 Sherwood 14 4 10 0 536 770 69.61 16
10 Calamvale 14 0 14 0 337 986 34.18 0

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