Well done on one of our best performances for the season so far today against Mill Park.
I loved the way our backline players got on their opposition player straight away at the start of the 1st quarter and stayed near them all quarter. Our backs of Luca, Jono, Maxwell, Sam and Saul were fantastic taking several marks in defence. Hamish and Archer gave us plenty of drive through the midfield.
Jai kicked a great GOAL from a set shot, and Asher snapped one from the pocket.
But my favourite play was when Luca yelled out to Sam that he was “HOT” when Sam had the ball and a Mill Park player was about to tackle him – great awareness and voice Luca!
There were some great passages of play in the 2nd quarter when we moved the ball quickly to players leading into space to get it from the back line to the forwards a few times…
Jono on the wing kicked to Asher who drilled a low pass to Ben in the forward pocket, and we almost got a goal.
Also, Jai’s mark in the backline, then kicked to Max, who passed to Sam and onto Jono in the midfield, then Ben marked in the forwards and passed it to Asher in the pocket who scored a GOAL!
Ashton also chipped in with a great GOAL in the quarter!
Our midfield of Maxwell, Saul, Sam, Louis and Jono were in the action through the quarter, and Luca played well for the opposition.
My highlight was when Hamish in the backline noticed that there was a loose Mill Park player in their goal square and dropped back to get on him, even though the ball was further up the ground.
We kicked a few goals in the 3rd quarter, including Jono’s in the first minute, and Luca’s midway through, and Sam’s great captains goal late in the quarter (there might have been another goal – maybe Asher?).
But we switched off a bit after kicking the goals and Mill Park scored a couple of times. Remember not to get too confident when we score goals – it’s great to celebrate, and then quickly switch on again before the umpire starts play again in the centre.
Joss and Jai both did some great moves bursting through the centre to kick the ball forward, and Harrison and Noah were in the action.
The 4th quarter was pretty evenly contested, and Saul and Louis had a few disposals in the midfield.
Highlights were when Jono in the midfield kicked the ball to Hamish on the forward flank, who then passed to Michael in the forwards who then kicked to Ben in the goals square who GOALED!
Also, Sam’s gather in the last line of defence, and Luca’s tackle just after that to prevent a certain goal.
Congratulations to Harrison for his first game for the Cougars, and it was great to sing the song in the rooms after the game.
Well done to all of those of you who played a quarter for the opposition side today – Noah, and Ashton, Luca and Saul. That meant that players got more game time and made the game a more even contest.
See you at training on Wednesday.