Year 8's Match Report
Mike Scott - Year 8 Coach
Our first game for the 2019 Season, and now that we have moved to Centrals Division we were playing Hills Rangers, a team we have never played before. We had five of our boys unavailable due to school holidays or injury, but we were well compensated with five Year 7's playing up. Unfortanately Hills Rangers were only able to field 10 players, so we supplied them 3 players each quarter to even up, but 13 a side on a "big" oval meant there was alot of running required.
The boys got off to a slow start, and at quarter time there was less than a goal in it, but after some instruction at the break the boys came out with much more endeavour and had built a lead by half-time. They continued their good work in the third quarter and with the opposition not having any interchange the Bears ability to out-run was now on display. The last quarter was pretty much one-way traffic and for the first time we chalked up a win for our first game of the season.
We were missing two key midfielders in Zac and Glory, so the boys that stepped up did a great job, to keep the run up. Ben's ruck work has continued from last year and the movement out of the middle with Jack, Asher, Trent, Kaisen and Koby (Y7), was great. The backline led by Chris did a great job with the support of Tanaka, Caleb, Owen and Trent. The forwards got plenty of the ball and our Year 7's playing forward managed to kick 6 of our 13 goals, and Lauchlan Biddle (Y7) leading the charge with 3 goals. There was a great spread of scorers with 10 different goal kickers.
Great effort first up, and with the return of a few more players next week we look forward to another great name against another new team in Belmont/Redcliffe.
Score: Bears 13 - 9 87 Hills Rangers Orange 3 - 4 22
Goals: 3 - Lauchlan (Y7), 2 - Trent, 1 - Owen, Josh, Jessie, Kaisan, Jack, Carter (y7), Jarrad (Y7), Xavier (Y7)
Best: Jack, Ben, Kaisen, Clancy, Asher, Trent, Lauchlan