Bulls GD Review: Rd 3 2017

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Updated: April 27, 2017
Football Results 2016 (1)

Senior:

Round 3 and our traditional Anzac day clash against YCW at Dolphs Park,  with a strong week on the track and some inclusions to the side we were ready to test ourselves against the leagues benchmark,

The first quarter had the look of a committed and determine young bulls side who for the most of the first 27 minutes had control of the game with only 1 point being the difference at the break.  The 2nd quarter opened up with both sides displaying some fast skilled passages with plenty of contested footy played in the right spirit.  At the main break we held a 1 point lead and plenty of belief within the group.

The team knew we were in the game right up to their ears and were ready to take up the tempo with the first 10 minutes being the focus in which we were able to achieve, the next 15 minutes were a little less spectacular both in general play and scoreboard as YC kicked 5 goals to our 2.

Heading into the last we were still in the hunt and knew our fitness wasn’t going to be the issue  but more about our ability to concentrate for longer, unfortunately we just couldn’t get that early couple of goals as we had a number of chances, to YCW credit they showed why they are still the benchmark but we will take a lot of positives out of today’s results knowing that we can at our best beat anyone anywhere.

The game was played in great spirit with the ball being the only object all day.

Well done Burkey a true legend 300 senior games at one club and still having influence right up until the final siren just typifies who you are.

Better players on the day were Dunks who took out our best player afield followed closely by our young Skipper Cal Dixon, Rhys Pierce and an impressive game from another youngster Mas Russell.

Reserve:

The reserves side took on Frankston YCW looking for our first win. We started well with our work in the contest and attack on the ball very good. Taz and Benno were going well in the ruck, giving Grant Chris and Darcy first use of the ball, all our good work for the qtr only resulted in 1 goal though. The second quarter it seemed like we were all over them, we had about 70% of the play, but like the previous week we squandered countless opportunities going forward. TK and Jason Hinde provided plenty of run off half back but we just couldn’t convert that into goals.

The 3rd quarter we had a lot of the play again, Jeremy went into the middle and along with Chris and Grant was really good. We got the ball going our way but we were slow to react when we turned the ball over and let in a few easy goals. The last qtr we again seemed to run out of legs. We never stopped trying but struggled when we went forward. We tried a few different options but couldn’t find the right mix.

In the end, despite having a lot of the play we went down by about 8 goals. We actually played ok, but need to find some good avenues to goal to put some scoreboard pressure on the opposition. Best Players for the day were, Chris M, Grant, Plaka, TK and Hads.

Lets all make an effort to get to training and focus on getting our first win on the board.

U19:

We started we great intensity and limited the oppositions inside 50s but just couldn’t score ourselves. That was the story of our day, the margin didn’t tell the full story as we were right in it most of the day but gave up easy goals in red time each quarter after at times dominating possession.

An inability to score cost us badly and our skill execution was very poor. Our back 6 was the positive led by Lachlan Saunders, Farrelly and Mc Clenahan while Baker again worked tirelessly around the ground with the Macca twins.

We will work hard on specific areas and look to improve this week

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