3 GREAT RESULTS - A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
The Seniors and Reserves had comfortable enough victories but the U/19s just couldn't let the Vale supporters breathe easy with an unlucky draw against top of the Ladder Rowville.
The boys led all day and by a couple of goals with a few minutes left on the clock only to draw with the top of the ladder Hawks. Rambo's repeated defensive efforts on the half forward flank and then his effort to run back with flight, take a hit and take a miraculous mark typified the effort for the U/19s.
The Senior game started with a couple of positional changes which was great to see. However the game started in an all too familiar fashion with the boys failing to take advantage of a strong but gusty breeze, kicking 2.5. Jordan Kruger started well down back and showed far too much aggression for a man with little or no muscle mass.
Rowville took advantage of the wind in the second quarter, but to the boys credit the were able to squeeze the ladder leaders and stop their run slightly, Rowville went into Half Time with a two goal lead.
The third quarter was a different story with Timmy Hutton is his first game back looking slick and definitely not sloppy. A 7 goal to two quarter had "The Hill" excited but still a three goal lead kicking into the breeze was going to take some defending.
Chris Jones, Jason Casey and the rest of the on ball brigade lifted and fed the big forwards in the last quarter, much to the delight of crowd. Overall it was a great team performance and a step in the right direction. Consistency is the key though and the boys will be looking to find it over the next few weeks.
The Reserves once again followed the same game style as the Seniors. They were slow to start with the wind and if it wasn’t for Collos and Morgs in the ruck the boys would have been well down at half time.
The third term saw the boys play some quality football with Nick Lannen and Trav Two Phones lifting and providing Choco with some good footy up forward.
The effort in the last quarter to defend the lead isn't to be underestimated with Dinga working hard in the middle and Freo and Hoggy putting in a few big efforts up forward. Once again the backline stood firm, led by Matt O'Brien.
Overall it was a good win and we'll look forward to the next few weeks.