U13-Div 3 v Manly: Round One
Twenty Cannons boys turned-out for the U13-Dv 3 team on a warm and sunny day at Weldon Oval, Curl Curl.
Familiar faces and new faces assembled for their first game of the season against the Manly Bombers.
At the final siren, Manly were winners 30 – 18, but the Cannons put in a good effort first up and took “the points” in the 4th quarter.
Combinations were slow to form and Manly started much better in the kick to a team-mate department.
The Cannons spent a lot of time in all quarters attacking, but an overall return of two goals and six behinds to Manly’s five goals straight was the difference. Four of the Manly goals came from set shots right in front of the big sticks while the Cannons scorers (Martti Z and Ethan W) kicked on the run.
From the sideline, joint coaches Dave and Nick moved the players around and tried to keep the midfielders out of the goal square to allow our forwards more space to score. Plenty to work with, plenty to be happy about and plenty of smiling players at game’s end. Two new players, Thomas and Gabe played very well.
Weldon Oval was in good condition, the Manly team was a pleasure to play against, and it was an all-round good start to the competitive season.