The Basin FC VS Templestowe
After getting our season back on track with a great win against South Belgrave the week before, we regained our spot in the top 5 and ventured out to Templestowe this week.
Injuries continue to hamper our progress, with a particular jinx on anyone tall so far this year!
Jay Thompson & Andrew Battye missed through injury and Ben Searle returns after 5 second-half goals in the reserves last week and Chris Caulfield was welcomed for his first senior game.
We had a great start to the game with Will Gayfer giving us first use in the middle and our midfield and our small forward line working well.
Despite kicking early goals the scores remained close moving into quarter time. All coaches implored the players to take the game on and continue to use the ball and attack at all costs.
Unfortunately the second quarter was probably our worst for the season, allowing Templestowe to dictate all over the ground and take a commanding 5 goals lead into half time, a lead that looked even more daunting when torrential rain hit right on the half time break
A few personnel changes, with Cardamone into the backline, Justin Dight onto their most dangerous midfielder and a few more outside runners saw the boys work their way back into the contest.
Although the margin was down to 20 points at ¾ time, everyone could see we were running over the top of Templestowe we just needed to hit the scoreboard early.
A few puzzling umpiring decisions, some poor ball use on our part and a resolute Templestowe defense meant we didn’t bridge the gap until well into time on of the last quarter, and despite kicking 3 goals to nil in the last quarter we fell agonisingly short – losing by 4 points.
The boys learnt a valuable lesson that 3 good quarters of footy will never get the desired result and only 100% commitment across the full 120 mins will be good enough in 2014.
Special mention to Jimmy Osborne who continues to get better each week and play well above the level of a guy who has played only a handful of senior games, Justin Dight played his best game for the club and the usual suspects Trev Mills and Max Kruger were dangerous as always.
With one game separating third from ninth on the ladder the ability to win the close contests will be imperative towards the end of the year.
|Templestowe||3.1 – 9||9.4 – 58||10.5 – 65||10.8 – 68|
|The Basin||2.2 – 14||3.4 – 22||6.9 – 45||9.10 – 64|
Goal Kickers: A. Cultrera 2, B. Searle 2, M. Thompson 2, C. Christie 2, J. Brown
Best Players: J. Osborne, J. Dight, T. Mills, M. Kruger, J. Adams, W. Gayfer
|Templestowe||4.1 – 25||5.4 – 34||7.4 – 46||10.8 – 68|
|The Basin||0.2 – 2||2.3 – 15||3.6 – 24||5.8 – 38|
Goal Kickers: G. Tempany 5
Best Players: S. Debernardi, M. Rule, G. Tempany, D. McGrath, J. Kean
|Templestowe||2.2 – 14||3.5 – 23||6.7 – 43||7.10 – 52|
|The Basin||1.2 – 8||3.3 – 21||3.5 – 23||5.7 – 37|
Goal Kickers: Z. Howard 2, J. Cafferkey , N. Brandsma , D. Bell
Best Players: D. Bell, J. Marr-Reid, M. Agars, L. Cripps, A. Seagrave