Development Squad Match Report – Boronia v South Belgrave

We finally got the weather that reminds us of how footy was played in the past, and our opposition were struggling each week to put a full team on the ground.  These are games where the under dog can be more desperate and surprise their opponents, and in the first 5 minutes that’s exactly what happened.

Today we were excited to have a long awaited look at Rhys Migues after 11 weeks on the injury list, also Tyler Dower at full forward was another selection that was well deserved.  With some of our regulars elevated to the senior squad, doors opened for a few positional changes.  Shagga in the middle for the second week with Smithy, Castersen and Wrighty in the ruck we would have what we presumed would be first touch of the ball, and they didn’t disappoint.

With Ruffy, Romano and Bruce giving us plenty of run off the half back line and the mids delivering to the forwards with much better disposals,  we looked more like the team of earlier in the season.  Our tackling was much better than in previous weeks and we forced plenty of turnovers.  We kept our forward line open with plenty of space for the two talls to work in, even on a small ground.  Perhaps the other forwards were a little to high, something to work on by the coaches.  Everyone was contributing and goals were coming from all forwards: Goldy, Migues, Stamma to name a few.

We held a commanding lead at the long break.  Any opponent will dig deep to gain respect after a spray from their coach and to South Belgrave’s credit they did just that.  The third quarter was not pretty and stoppages dominated this term. Still we kept the pressure on.  The final term was played on our terms and we scored more regulary and with better link up footy.  With an all round team effort this week and a large winning margin we now look forward to a huge match next week.

@boroniahawks D Squad Scoreboard – presented by Alchester IGA

Boronia 16.15 111 d South Belgrave 1.6 12

Goal Kickers: J. Stamatakos 3, K. Milde 2, J. Whitmore 2, J. Rambaldo 2, M. Goldsack 2, T. Dower 2, J. Purdon, R. Migues, B. Wright
Best Players: M. Smith, B. Castersen, B. Wright, D. Dower, K. Milde, J. Rambaldo