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Last Home Game
This week sees our last home game for Season 2020, and gee it’s gone quick.
Womens v Kingborough – 10.15am
Reserves v Dodges Ferry -12pm
Seniors v Dodges Ferry – 2pm
The Tiger ladies were full of enthusiasm going into the game against Brighton. The game was a hard battle, and the wind played havoc with our game plan. The tigers managed to get some really good entries into our attacking 50, but brightens defense stood tall. Again, the whole team played for each other and every single player had a standout moment. The ladies battled all the way to the end only losing by 60 points. Which, compared to the 172 point loss from last year, really highlights how these ladies have improved from last year. Our last game at home sees us up against Kingborrough. And it’s set to be a tough one. But as usual, the ladies will rise and face the challenge ahead.
Hobart 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 (0)
Brighton 1.1 3.6 6.7 8.12 (60)
Best Players: C. Cooper, A. Reid, D. Woolley, F. Langford, B. McDonald, L. Crossan
It was another big game for the reserves in regards to our finals chances. We were kicking with a 3-4 goal breeze in the first quarter and wanted a big start to put the pressure on the opposition but unfortunately started slowly and allowed Brighton the first 2 goals. We kicked into gear halfway through the quarter and had all the play but were unable to capitalise, kicking 1.8 for the quarter to keep them in the contest. The effort and desperation in the second quarter was outstanding.
We fought the quarter out really well and managed to win the quarter kicking into the wind. We dominated possession in the third quarter but messed around with the ball too much and again weren’t able to turn it into scoreboard pressure, kicking 3 goals to 1 and leading by 2 goals at 3qt. Brighton were a lot more direct with the wind in the last quarter than we had been and kicked 4 goals to none to defeat us by 2 goals. The veteran Josh Dykes played a great game working tirelessly all day, Matt Van Engen and Jake Barrett gave us a lot of drive through the middle of the ground and both were great targets up forward and Hayden Triffett worked really hard both ways all game. We are still alive in the finals race and basically have to win both remaining games so need to bounce back this week against Dodges Ferry.
Hobart 1.8 3.9 6.11 6.11 (47)
Brighton 2.2 3.7 4.9 8.11 (59)
Goal Kickers: M. Van Engen 2, J. Mcdonald 2, J. Barrett, J. Daly Best Players: J. Daly, M. Van Engen, J. Barrett, H. Triffett, T. Spriggs, T. Raspin
Round 6 saw our senior side head to Pontville Oval to face Brighton in what shaped as a very important game for the club, with several clubs looking to lock themselves into finals contention. We built this game up as a real opportunity to give ourselves a little breathing space in the Top 5 and I thought the playing group applied themselves perfectly and executed the game plan very well in what was a really tough day for footy with the wind howling to the road end in what was a 5-6 goal advantage.
We started well with the wind and even though I thought Brighton pressured us really well in the first 10 minutes we were still able to have 9 scoring shots and hold a healthy 27 point lead at the first break. The second quarter I thought was our best as we shut things down , followed instructions and really made it a dour struggle which resulted in the Robins only being able to kick 3 goals while we kicked 3 ourselves. At half time the game was exactly where we wanted it. We came out after half time full of running and unfortunately we wasted a number of opportunities to really blow the margin out but with another 5 majors kicked it saw us hold a commanding 50 point lead at the last change. Brighton to there credit fought the game out well kicking many goals in the last 5-7 minutes of the game but unfortunately the damage had been done and we held to bank what was an important 4 points which sees us sitting inside the Top 4.
It was the Adams boys Luke and Jack who lead the way in a dominant display of contested football from start to finish. Playing against their old side they certainly wanted to perform and they were exceptional all day. Brad Joseph has shook off a niggling injury that has held him back in previous weeks to lead what was a much improved defensive unit. Brad was at his absolute best and once again showed his true value as a player being able to be dominant as a key position player at both ends of the ground. Bryden Goninon was explosive through the middle and was much more consistent over 4 Quarters while Mark Cripps and Kobey Phillips found space all day and used the ball well by hand and foot.
Special mention to Alex Blair from Brighton who looks to be a real player of the future. He finished with 4 goals for the day and looks to have all the tricks and ability to go another step in his footy career in the coming years – Alex Gilmour
Hobart 5.4 8.5 13.10 16.11 (107)
Brighton 1.1 4.6 5.8 13.10 (88)
Goal Kickers: A. Gilmour 7, D. Huxley 3, L. Plummer 2, T. Clark 2, B. Lockley, J. Webster Best Players: L. Adams, J. Adams, B. Joseph, B. Goninon, M. Cripps, K. Phillips
Congratulations Bryden Goninon “Fev” on playing your 100th Senior/Reserve game this week vs Dodges Ferry!
The club thankyou for your service so far and we look forward to you playing another 100 games or more with us in the future.