The Basin FC VS Heathmont
This week we welcomed Heathmont to the bearcave, hell-bent on redemption for our loss to the Jets in Round 3.
Matt Price & Daniel Den Braber returned with Jackson Kean & Turbo the unlucky players to miss our this week.
With threatening weather all around Batterham Reserve and very windy conditions, the skills of all players were going to be tested.
A lack of application from our players was the most telling point to take from the first half. Reactive football, not giving first option and very poor decisions with the ball was making our job so much more difficult than it probably needed to be.
Thankfully Heathmont’s poor kicking allowed us to take a 13 point lead into the half time break (5.4.34 to 2.9.21)
A well-deserved rev-up from the coach, some slight positional changes and we continued to stay just in front coming into the final break.
Across the middle of the ground Matt Price and Daniel Den Braber were on top, and Andy Cultrera continued to threaten up forward.
We have had some close games not go our way this year but luckily this one did – with the bears hanging on somehow to win by 4 pts.
Andy Cultrera lead the way with 3 goals, Matt Price helped himself to 2 goals and countless possessions and Michael Cardamone played easily his best game for the club.
Positives are we have a lot of improvement in us, both individually and collectively and we now head over to Upper Ferntree Gully on a 3 game win streak and keen to see that continue.
|The Basin||2.0 – 12||5.4 – 34||7.6 – 48||9.7 – 61|
|Heathmont||2.6 – 18||2.9 – 21||4.12 – 36||7.15 – 57|
Goal Kickers: A. Cultrera 3, M. Price 2, J. Chircop , J. Adams , D. Den Braber , M. Smith
Best Players: A. Cultrera, D. Den Braber, M. Price, C. Christie, A. Brown, M. Cardamone
|The Basin||1.0 – 6||2.5 – 17||6.10 – 46||7.13 – 55|
|Heathmont||2.2 – 14||6.3 – 39||8.4 – 52||12.11 – 83|
Goal Kickers: S. MacKay 3, D. Makin , B. Searle , J. O”Sullivan , J. Kean
Best Players: J. Kean, J. Dight, S. Debernardi, D. Makin, J. O”Sullivan, A. Duke
|The Basin||12.8 – 80|
|Heathmont||9.9 – 63|
Goal Kickers: J. Cafferkey 6, A. Seagrave 2, Z. Howard , M. Cafferkey , D. Thierauf , M. Agars
Best Players: D. Barclay, N. Brandsma, J. Cafferkey, A. Manfre, J. Pollard, J. Hutchinson-Drake