Round 10 Match Reports for 12s, 14s and 16s.

The 12’s had an early start in Noosa at 9 a.m. We started with a 14 a-side game with 2 Noosa players assisting us. Unfortunately, when Noosa lost 1 of their boys to injury, we played out the first half one short. We were very appreciative when ‘Riley’ offered us his services (a player from another Noosa team) and played extremely well for us during the second half. ‘TJ’ Hawkins exerted himself for the full four quarters, in what turned out to be quite a physical match. Matthew Mitchell had a sound defensive game and Kaleb Quinn provided a good contest up forward. Brendan Perry showed no signs of the foot injury that kept him out of last week’s game and was a pillar of strength in the last line of defence. Matthew Scheiwe gave a wholehearted performance and made sure that his opponent had little influence on the game. Brock Bowyer started in attack and found himself a little bit like ‘a fish out of water’. Tristan Waller had a similar experience when he was started in defence. However, both boys fired when moved into an ‘on ball’ role in the second half – Tristan particularly effective playing a kick behind play allowing Brock to play a more attacking game. Jarrod Hackenberg had another influential game with a strong attack on the ball and a hard physical approach in every contest. Connor ‘O’ (‘champing at the bit’ after missing out on Friday night) handled the greasy ball better than most and gave us plenty of dash around the centre of the ground. Khroyden Moore was his usual miserly self in defence, standing tall and refusing to allow his opponents a touch of the football. Despite playing injured for most of the game, Khroyden refused to give in and set a great example for his team mates on how to play through adversity. Congratulations to U12 debutant James Lockwood who put in a polished performance and a strong allround game. If he wasn’t picking up hard fought possessions through the middle, he was using his pace and anticipation to cut off many of our opposition’s attacking moves. Thanks to the many helpers on the day (Mark Bowyer, Damo Bradford, Steph Bradford, Chris Mohren, Phil and Natasha Hawkins) for ensuring that the boy’s game was most enjoyable.

The 14’s made the trek to Glasshouse. The boys started the match in determined fashion and registered the first goal. Jy Bennett and David Selvage were not 100% well on the day, but both contributed early. Dan Ryan lifted to assist his team mates and featured with some strong runs, both out of defence and setting up attacking moves. Cameron Hackenberg and Andrei Villamor toiled hard in the ruck and received great support from Tynan Jamieson, even though injury kept him below his usual best. Solid work in defence from Dylan Waller limited the opposition’s scoring opportunities and we ran with the wind after half time - trailing by only a handful of points. Jake Poulton gave everything he had at each contest and ‘TJ’ Hawkins battled manfully, having already played a 12’s game in Noosa. David Hutchinson again showed glimpses of what he is capable of and Cody Smith tried hard against much bigger opponents. Matty Edwards gave an honest display and Brody Quinn held firm in defence. Brody is gradually finding his feet and we are still to see his best football. Keep persevering boys and get to training. We are more than competitive for large parts of our games. It won’t take much to get the consistency that is required for a four quarter effort.

The 16’s took on Maroochydore at Fisherman’s Rd, after a good week of preparation on the training track. Brad Cvilikas led by example and had great support from Caleb Baird and Dalton Williams (in the ruck and around the ground). Kingsley Moore continued his transition to AFL with a strong display. Dylan Fitzgerald again showed how capable he is when he puts his mind to it. Grady Wills, back on the paddock after recovering from a broken arm, gave our side good drive and direction through the middle of the ground. Tristan Perham provided us with plenty of attacking opportunities with strong running and accurate disposal of the footy. His hard work was matched by Peter Macaulay who again left us in no doubt that he doesn’t want to ‘die wondering’. We are slowly beginning to utilise Tristan’s ability to find space. Zac Ryan, ‘Fev’ O’Mara and Brendan Donahoo held sway for us in defence, ably assisted by John Selvage who again kept his direct opponent to a handful of possessions. Brock Zeigler continued his rapid improvement and is giving us a genuine third ‘tall’ option. Dyllin ‘Hollywood’ Greenwood ran tirelessly all day. Apparently the umpires aren’t as appreciative of Dyllin’s running commentary as some of his team mates. Let your football ability do the talking Dyllin – we need that discipline right through the team. Jamie McBrien made a welcome return from his recent ‘jet setting’ adventure, giving us plenty of ‘grunt’ up forward. Everyone else contributed strongly in a very even team effort. Keep working together boys – the results of your efforts to date are quite impressive. Jordan Barden, Jesse Archer and Stu Thompson are getting better as each week passes. With a few players to come back into the side we still have some improvement in us!


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