Another great day for football greeted us at our home ground. The girls were kicking goals and we were eager to show our wares as well. A late call up for Wrighty and a chance to see Patty Kinniff in action at last. Ready for battle we looked good on paper once again and everyone was eager to make amends for our last outing.
The first was messy and once again forward delivery started poorly. If not for one of our smaller brigade in Cam Flanagan we may have struggled to score a major in the term. Everyone is trying there hardest but rhythm just isn’t quite there at the moment. It will come when we play as a team and demand more from ourselves.
The backline was again in charge and delivered the ball forward time after time. Trying a few moves can unsettle the team but we need to know who can stand up under pressure, so some players were out of their regular spots.
We were mostly in charge of play but turnovers cost us on plenty of occasions. Milde was leading the way with his ability to read the flight of the ball and then use it wisely. Kinniff was marking strongly, getting into position and beating his opponent hands down.
The Dowers are having a great season and are raising the bar each game they play. With Carro delivering the ball by hand we should dominate every ball up. Our opponents work to his dominance and we must mix it up better in coming weeks.
Leading at the long break, the challenge was five goals in the third, but it wasn’t to be and Ringwood out scored us. Not with better skills but with more desperation at the ball. We looked tired in the second half and perhaps the week off will reenergise us. We must play better against stronger teams. This is our challenge. We have the players and the skills – we now need to gel it all together.
After the week off we will have several players ready to return from various injuries and once again spots in the team will be at a premium. Training will dictate who pulls on the boots for our next game.
@boroniahawks D Squad Scoreboard – presented by Alchester IGA
Boronia 6.8 44 d Ringwood 6.5 41
Goal Kickers: C. Flanagan 2, S. Bell 2, R. Warren, J. Rambaldo
Best Players: K. Milde, C. Flanagan, D. Dower, N. Carrodus, P. Kinniff, S. Bell.