U13/2 Cannons v St Ives, Acron Oval St Ives: Round One
After weeks of pre-season training it was great to finally be able to get onto the paddock against St Ives. A glorious day presented itself after rain the night before, which meant conditions for footy were almost perfect.
Prior to the game all players were presented with their jumpers for the season and our leadership group announced. This season’s leaders being; Joshua L, Jaden & Jack H. I ask all players get behind your leadership group and support their actions.
The boys played with gusto, energy, commitment and a desire to play hard footy resulting in a 42-30 score-line at three quarter time. Our ability to win the ball out of the centre was significant, however we did not take advantage of our dominate field position in the first three quarters to kick a winning score.
In the final quarter our boys ran out of legs and St Ives kicked 6 goals to nil, eventually running over the top of us.
Congratulations to Joel, who won the coach’s man of the match award in Round One. Joel’s silky skills were evident whenever he gained possession, delivering the ball with precision and he kept his feet all day.
Welcome to Cassidy, Sam, Joshua B. & George who played their first game of AFL for the club.
An acceptable start to the season, but one we must learn from.