Williamstown CYMS - Round 12
Playing around the surroundings of a construction site, we were at a different looking E.E Gunn Reserve for our Round 12 clash against Ormond.
A couple of early blunders and we found ourselves on the back foot as we trailed by 3 goals at the first term as Ormond looked to be on their game. The game then evened out as both sides went toe to toe in the 2nd with neither able to get back to back goals and heading into the main break still with an 18-point buffer.
After a bit of self-reflection at half-time and throwing some players around in unfamiliar positions, we found our mojo and really took things up to Ormond to see if we could make an impact. We managed to peg them back but found ourselves up against a real resilient unit as they found ways to continue score and stay in front. Under a kick at the last change both sides went at it with the lead changing 4 times only for Ormond to be the ones in front at the final siren. Its never easy losing by under a goal but credit to the boys for turning it around after half-time and full credit to Ormonds attack and approach to get the 4 points.
Round 12 saw us host our second last home game for the year. Top of the table St. Kevins were our opponent and the Colts certainly came to play. Ferocious attack on the ball was a hallmark of our play during the first half, along with hard running to break lines and precise kicking to team mates. At half time, we were well and truly in the match, being just a couple of goals behind. Unfortunately St. Kevins were too strong and ran over us in the second half. It was a pleasing demonstration of commitment during the first half and should show our players what we are capable of when we stick to our game plan.
Aiden Miller and Jarrad Di Genova were fantastic in defense, forcing the St. Kevins forwards to play their best football. Aiden’s form was particularly pleasing after an injury imposed lay off. Pat Galic was excellent in the ruck and continues to improve with every game.
The week off will be beneficial for us to re-stock to undertake three very winnable games in the run home. The return of unavailable players will strengthen our team as well. Look out Beaumaris!
The thirds travelled to Therry Penola this week in a game that we would want to forget in a hurry. The boys were outclassed from the beginning of the game and were never able to control the game or get the game on our terms. Although the effort was still there, we were simply beaten by a much better opposition. We will take the few positives (the debut of Jayme Morris was a highlight) and look to rebound after the much needed bye with a game against St Bedes.
Honourable mentions this week go to Jakey Mackenzie, Buzza, Gatty, Jayme Mozza, Henry and Ports who gave it their all until the very last whistle.