The Basin FC VS Mitcham FC
After a great win the week before, we welcomed Mitcham to the bearcave this week.
With the easter break to follow and an opportunity to remain undefeated and solidify our spot in the top 5 we were very keen to get a win.
Matt Smith was missing through injury and Jay Thompson came in to strengthen our ruck division.
We had a great start to the game with our ruckmen giving us first use in the middle and our midfield and forward line in particular Michael Cardamone & Andrew Battye looking extremely dangerous.
The bears took a 5 goal lead into ¼ time, and the message from the coaches was to keep the pressure at that level all over the ground and continue to work hard for each other.
It was now Mitcham’s opportunity to kick with the breeze and a few desperate acts from our defenders Jimmy Osborne & Clinton Jones stopped their run on, however still a disappointing quarter defensively saw our lead reduced to 6 points at the main break.
A lack of accountability in the midfield and some very basic skill errors saw Mitcham skip away to a 20 point ¾ time lead, now aided by a 6-7 goal breeze at their backs for the last quarter.
All players were implored to take the game on and despite the scoreboard showing a loss at the end of the game all the boys can be very proud of their workrate and accountability despite very trying conditions in the last quarter.
With some great performances in the reserves and some key players to return in the coming weeks all players are on notice that only premium performances every week will justify their selection.
Best for the day was Andy Cultrera all over the ground, Daniel Den Braber continues to not miss a beat since his return and Clinton Jones kept their main forward quiet all day and deserves recognition for a job well done.
We all have 2 weeks to rest up and let that loss burn for a while whilst readying ourselves for what effort is going to be required in order to make this a memorable season to be a part of TBFC !
|The Basin||6.0 – 36||10.0 – 60||14.2 – 86||15.3 – 93|
|Mitcham||1.2 – 8||8.7 – 55||14.9-93||16.13 – 109|
Goal Kickers: A. Cultrera 3, A. Battye 3, M. Thompson 2, T. Mills 2, M. Cardamone 2, D. Den Braber , M. Price , J. Adams
Best Players: A. Cultrera, D. Den Braber, J. Thompson, C. Jones, L. Watson, J. Osbourne
|The Basin||3.1 – 19||4.1 – 25||9.5 – 59||11.7 – 73|
|Mitcham||2.2 – 14||5.6 – 36||5.9 – 39||9.12 – 66|
Goal Kickers: G. Tempany 4, J. Chircop 2, J. Lee , S. Underhill , J. Mills , B. Wright , A. Pavey
Best Players: J. Chircop, J. Lee, C. Caulfield, G. Tempany, M. Oxley, M. Killian
Goal Kickers: J. Cafferkey 2, N. Brandsma 2, A. Manfre , D. Thierauf
Best Players: T. Hoffman, D. Bell, D. Thierauf, A. Seagrave, N. George