The first round of the CAFL for 2018 got off to a flying start and showcased a lot of new and exciting talent!
In the first quarter of the game the players were still finding their feet after the off-season, a lot of chances missed saw the Makos keep the gate open for the Cards who were using the ball well but couldnt get much use forward of center. Some strong leadership from Danny Kay in the Makos kept their defence tight and focused helping the Makos keep their lead at quarter time.
Leading into the second quarter the Cards were energized and their midfield clicked into gear James Hancock winning a few clean possessions and busting through to deliver to their forward line, Lewis Collett opened his goal scoring account shrugging of a tackle to kick a great goal. The Makos however straightened up their kicking and kept their advantage going into half time.
The Third quarter was frantic, with tiring legs but a determination to push on both teams gave themselves plenty of shots at goal, Brett Wolfenden and Alexander Clark from the Makos showing their running ability and pulling the Makos along. Andrew McManus from the Cards slotted a good goal turning out of trouble to size up the stick.
Heading into the last quarter it was closer than most people thought, with the Makos having a lot of possession but the Cards working hard and using the ball well when they did have possession the scores meant it was all to play for. The Cards didnt stop, with Caroline Sellar trying to create some line breaking run from the back line the Cards kept pressing. In the Midfield John McIntyre for the Cards and Alex Young for the Makos battled hard in the ruck trying to give their play makers first use of the ball. In the end however it was the Makos forward line of Stacey Hughes and Jen Treacey that made the difference firing on all cylinders in the last. The Makos ran out the last quarter well and made the score line reflect the effort they had put in all game.
Player of the day went to Lewis Collett who kicked half the goals for the Cards. Lewis has taken his game to a new level and we hope to see this continue on.
|January 13, 2018||11:00 am||CAFL||2018|
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