The CCFC Southern Cats triumphant in personal clash with Hawks
The CCFC Southern Cats faced off against Tuggeranong Hawks for a Saturday night battle of the region in wet and wild conditions.
The first quarter showed lots of emotion from both teams as this was a game that had become personal. The Hawks set out to target its former players who now love being a part of the CCFC Southern Cats.
In the wet conditions it was tough and physical with hits coming from both teams at every contest as the ball was slippery and hard to handle cleanly which helped the Hawks. The Cats scored the first two majors of the game which was going to be a low score affair. The Cats had a huge blow as Tim Gray had his leg broken which as emotions boiled over, and then a 50 metre penalty gave the Hawks their only shot on goal for the quarter.
First quarter score,
The second quarter saw the cats scoring first with the rain becoming heavier as a tough battle ensued of push the ball forward with strong physical strength and massive pack body hits from both teams. The Cats kicked three majors for the quarter, with one of the best goals of the quarter by Curtis McMillan selling some candy to three Hawks players to kick the goal.
The targeting continued from the Hawks with a Hawks player smashing Jordan Lopes from behind in the back after the ball had already gone out of bounds rocketing him some 10 meters along ground into their fence leaving Jordan hurting from the impact with the fence. Acts like these had the Cats giving three more 50 m penalties to the Hawks when flying the flag.
This was the only chance the Hawks had of kicking goals, which they did.
Half time scores
At half time as a group we addressed the issues of discipline which gave the Hawks their only opportunities in front of goal.
The third quarter was more of what had been seen in the first half with the wet conditions as Cats kicked the only major for the quarter. And now the Cats were disciplined not to react to the Hawks tactics which saw the Cats defenders keep the Hawks goalless for the quarter.
Three quarter time scores,
The Final quarter saw the rain stop and now the Cats control of the ball and free movement saw the Southern Cats score first to push the lead out. Matt Braint kicked the best goal of the quarter off the ground from the point post right on the boundary line. The game opened up the Cats defenders which kept the Hawks goalless again and also saw defenders like Brett O'Sullivan and Jordan Lopes kicking their first goals at the club. The Cats were now running all over the Hawks kicking seven majors for the quarter. This was an absolutely amazing win over very personally targeted tactics from the Hawks. As their coach, it was the best team effort to win this game, and a special note on how dominant the Cats defence was to the keep the Hawks goalless for half a game of football.
Regular season training has finished for the season but is usually every Tuesday and Thursday at Isabella Plains Neighbourhood Oval, at 6:30pm. Players should get there earlier and be warmed up and ready to get stuck into it. All are welcome to come and support the team!
For any further information on the CCFC Southern Cats Seniors AFL team, please contact:
Adam Asanovski (President) - 0405386245 Adamazz@hotmail.com OR
Ross Henningsen (Coach) - 0401847333 OR
Luke Humphris (Website Manager) - LPHumphris@hotmail.com
For information about the Snowy SuperCats Juniors AFL team and/or Auskick, please contact:
Adam Asanovski - 0405386245 Adamazz@hotmail.com