The Basin VS Doncaster
The Basin 5.8 – 38 defeated by Doncaster 13.20 – 98
Goal Kickers: J. Kean 2, B. Gallichio 2, A. Battye
This week we ventured out to Doncaster to tackle the ladder leaders, knowing a big challenge lay ahead, but a win would guarantee our finals place in 2013.
Wet, cold, miserable conditions ensured throughout and having Clinton King & Matt Smith as late withdrawals and the late inclusion of ex Kangaroo & Hawk Nathan Thompson did not help!
Kicking with the breeze in the first quarter we thoroughly outplayed Doncaster but were unable to put it on the scoreboard, and our skill errors hurt us at both ends of the ground.
No one uses injuries as an excuse, but with rotations down considerably and minor injuries to Mackay, Dundas, Mills & Adams a lot of work was left to too few. In the end the scoreboard will show a 10 goal loss, but the playing and coaching group are fully aware what it will take to challenge teams the calibre of Doncaster in September.
Despite Nathan Thompson kicking a few cheap goals, Clinton Jones did a great job all day, Max Kruger and Craig Christie worked tirelessly through the middle of the ground and Andre Cowlishaw rewound the clock with a dominant 4 quarter display in the ruck. Jarrod Bell and Mike Thompson showed great speed, they are impacting the game regularly and both players grow in confidence each week.
This week we welcome Templestowe knowing when we win then we are playing finals in 2013. Simple.
Reserves and U19’s Results Below
The Basin: 7.6 – 48
Doncaster: 15.8 – 98
Goal Kickers: L. Purcell 3, M. Killian 2, S. Heveren , D. McGrath
Best Players: G. Pratt, J. Hensler, L. Purcell, S. Debernardi, L. Carroll, A. Duke
The Basin: 11.9 – 75
Doncaster: 5.17 – 47
Goal Kickers: D. Barclay 3, C. Cripps 3, N. Brandsma 2, Z. Howard 2, J. Chircop
Best Players: L. Cripps, C. Cripps, J. Osborne, J. Marr-Reid, J. Lahy, D. Thierauf