Under 11 Red vs Lysterfield

North Ringwood Under 11 Red vs Lysterfield

@ Home 3/7/16

Nth Ringwood 11-8-74

Lysterfield 0-0-0

Goalkickers: Thommo 3, Tommy 2, Tyler 2, Nash 1, Archie 1, Flynn 1, Benny S 1

This week’s game was against Lysterfield at home. After a few solid days of rain the ground was heavy and we were ready for some wet weather footy. We had a great night on the training track during the week and despite the school holidays and the bleak weather the numbers were good and the boys were keen to run around and have a kick.

It was a big game this week for Noah Sanders who was celebrating his 50th game. Noah has had a terrific season of footy and like the rest of his team mates he is showing outstanding development as the season progresses. He is a very coachable young fella who gives 100% at all times and looks most comfortable reading the play and positioning himself across the half backline.

Not dissimilar to last week we had a chilly Sunday morning but the skies were clear and the boys were keen to get out into the middle. After the customary warm up in the room the boys were out on the ground and lined up for Noah to charge out and through the banner.

We started the first quarter kicking to the Oban Rd end. It was a sluggish start as we had numbers getting to the ball however we were not picking it up and getting it on. The Lysterfield team were working really hard to contain us. We worked our way into the game and by the end of the quarter we were starting to play some good team footy. We had 4 goals 3 behinds on the scoreboard and had managed to keep Lysterfield scoreless.

This trend continued into the second quarter as the boys added a further 4 goals straight to their quarter time scoreline. Our backs were well in control shutting down any potential scoring efforts from Lysterfield and at half time we had held them scoreless.

After the half time break we were rolling changes to ensure that all boys were getting exposed to both ends of the ground. And as we have seen all season long every boy without exception continued to give us a solid contest and were committed to doing the team things we talked before the game. We kicked 3 goals 5 behinds in the second half and managed to hold Lysterfield scoreless.

A great team effort again from the boys…

TOMMY – Was a great target up forward for us kicking 2 nice goals for the match. Tommy leads the competition goal kicking season to date with 13 majors. He is more than a handful for our opposition

BENNY BARKER – Had turns on the wing and down back. Benny won plenty of ball in tight through the middle of the ground

NOAH SANDERS – Celebrating his 50th game Noah played a ripper. He looks most comfortable across the half backline and repelled every opposition attack that came his way. We were a little concerned that he may have drowned after the game with some overzealous water torture from his mates

BENNY SPIETH – Kicked a sausage and played well. Benny is a confidence player and needs to believe. He can look so dangerous up forward.

BAYLAN ELLARD – Enjoying watching Baylan tuck the ball under his arm and back himself. He had a run up forward and was a little unlucky not to kick a goal.

THOMO GLIDE – Kicked a lazy 3 snags. Thommo is second to Tommy on the competition goal kickers list with 11. Classy performance all day.

TYLER MILLWARD – Blinder! Not much else to say really. Best game we have seen Tyler play. Kicked two goals, tackled hard, flew at his marks – Ripper!

BRENNAN DOBELL – Pushed through some discomfort again this week with sore feet. Brennan always gives us his best and this was the case again this week.

JAMES DEMPSEY – Played back, forward and through the ruck. James looked likely up forward putting himself in some great positions. We are looking forward to seeing James pull in a couple of big marks and kick a few – its coming.

OLLIE DOBBS – Great game from Dasher Dobbs this week. Had plenty of the ball and was in and under – great to see. He gave us plenty of burst this week.

RYAN BRADSHAW – Solid game from Bradders. He had a run up forward on the wing and down back. Read the game as well as ever.

SAM TSOUKATOS – Started forward and then moved onto the ball. Looked like he was going to kick 2 or 3 in the first quarter and probably could have.

NASHY – Started in the ruck, moved forward and kicked a goal. Nashy was also moved to centre half back where he took some big marks and kept the ball moving charging through the opposition and using the ball really well.

TULLY SMITH – Played predominately in the middle where he won multiple clearances. Worked tirelessly around the ground as well getting plenty of it.

ZAC COWLING – Played across the half backline for most of the day and was solid again. Tackles like a thrashing machine.

ARCHIE JACKA – We played Arch up forward this week. Absolutely rapt to see him kick his last gasp goal beating the final siren by a whisker.

BORIS IVANOV – Big Boris was good again this week. Some telling marks and good contests. We want to see Boris take it by the scruff!

BRODIE SMITH – What a beauty! Best game we have seen Smitty play. Was fantastic to see Brodie back himself in the contest, pick the ball up and take off. His use of the ball, particularly by foot was great – well played mate!

FLYNN SMITH – Fabulous! Looks dangerous up forward, little fella can smell a goal. Kicked a smart goal in the last quarter.

ISAAC MASON-BUTLER – Isaac was swapping forward with Flynn and had a quick spell on the wing. Really like Isaac’s attack on the footy.

Upper Gully next week – bring them on.