UNDER 17 Division 3 Canada Bay Dockers v Manly Pittwater
ROUND 10, Sunday 19 June
Canada Bay Dockers 5-10 (40) defeated by St Ives 7-5 (47).
Round 10 and our ninth game for the season and the third time we’ve played St Ives at ELS.
With the impending threat of the second East Coast low in a fortnight the game was played in fine weather or a fine mist for most of the fixture. Given how wet it got for a while towards the end, the phrase “one that got away” has a certain aquatic consistency.
As usual we started slowly giving St Ives a near match winning lead midway through the second quarter. We jagged a couple of long goals late in the piece and went into the long break three straight kicks down.
The team responded in the third quarter and got back to within a kick and then got the score tied up early in the last quarter.
But St Ives found a way to force the ball forward and made the last two scoring shots and won by seven points.
It wasn’t a day for marking forwards and the back-men ruled the day.
Some highlights of the day: Gator Wresting, Turtle Catching TV shows? Watch out, Rory B took to the conditions as if he was auditioning for a role. In addition bombed an outrageous long distance goal from the boundary in the second quarter. Best game he’s played. Another swamp rat who was in, under and sometimes submerged throughout the game Tim R looked to be having a ball.
Ben C and Tyler F were productive all day; Luke G had a barnstorming game; Samuel P provided plenty of endeavour and Ben R kept making a contest
As usual Harrison G rucked all day and was the best big man on the ground.
Ehsen S played an exceptional game, Oscar S provided a consistent goal scoring avenue all game and in my view was our best forward on the day. Conditions suited Nicholas T, who had his best game for the Dockers so far.
Congrats to Dylan S who played his 100th game of AFL.