2013 Mid Season Review – Division 3 and Women’s

20th June, 2013

Division 3: 3 wins and 7 losses, 8th on the ladder

There’s no sense in saying it any other way – Two’s have had a pretty tough season so far, but thankfully with a few glimmers of hope along the way.

We started pretty well and were 2-1, but then injuries came thick and fast and we were struggling with numbers, game day help, fitness and form for a few weeks there. We’ve probably lost a couple of matches we should have won – against Mac Uni and Randwick – but at the same time really scared frontrunners Blacktown and Sydney Uni with some determined and smart play.

Effort on the day is never the issue for our us. If we can get some run in our legs during the week, it will mean our skills will be looked after by our fitness come Saturdays. A bit of luck with injuries would be a blessing for us going into the second half of the year too.

Stand-outs for us so far have been onballing Captain Andrew Cluff, run-with centre man Paul Johnson, and Matt ‘Eggs’ Young off halfback. Newcomers James Wheatley and Jake Hooper continue to impress each week with their run and reading of the game.

Boys, if we can be smart and do the hard yards mid-week we will win a few games this back end of the year. It depends how much we want it doesn’t it? I’ll leave that up to you. But it will answer the question, “Who are we?” Hopefully we can give the answer with real passion, drive, and determination to play for and support your mates when not playing for the rest of 2013.

 

Women’s: 7 wins and 1 loss, 2nd on the ladder

The Women’s team in 2013 have come along in leaps in bounds. We started off with 22 players, now we have 31 on the books. The year has started magnificently with 7 wins from 8 games, with our only loss coming against Mac Uni on their home turf. We played that day with 19 players (our lowest for the year), and while they were good on the day, we see them as very beatable if we can continue to work as a team.

The girls continue to grow on the field, with a lot of smart play around heavy pack situations, and with opponents that like to flood our forward line, the structures have been held to ensure a lot of rebounding football.

It is fair to say that all players on the field contribute each game, especially some of the first year players in Hats, LRT, Nay, Clare (no ‘i’ dear) and Viber. The team are continually served well around the ground from all of the experienced players and we can see that this is rubbing off on first year players.

Our 3 pronged forward line has provided 43 of our 68 goals, with Lozz on top of the Div 2 ladder with 22, followed by Slurs and Mel, but it would not get down there without it rebounding from the backline and midfield.

The team is really enjoying each weekend, and with strong numbers at training we are really building something special for the year. I hope that with every opportunity they play football together they continue to learn, and that everyone at the club gets behind each team that is striving for finals.

We are not 1 team with 5 clubs, we are 1 club with 5 teams, so lets get behind the POWER for the remainder of the year and really grow towards the back end of the year and strive for something special!

 

Stay tuned for the mid season reviews for Division 1, 5 and the Under 18s!

 

POWER in UNITY

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