ROUND 2 PORT ADELAIDE V GLENELG
Goal Kickers: J. Scott , A. Hooper , H. Jolly , R. McFARLANE , A. Bradley
Best Players: W. Mcginty, A. Joseph, M. Proud
Goal Kickers: L. Hender 3, W. Hancock 3, H. Gill 2, J. Pitt 2, W. Johncock , S. Underwood , B. Merrett , E. Gill , J. Hinge , T. Hutchesson , S. Craig
Best Players: S. Underwood, J. Carger, L. Earl, M. Galley, J. Miller, W. Johncock
On behalf of the Coaching and Playing group I would like to apologise to all concerned for our inept performance versus Port Adelaide at Alberton last Sunday.
We are now in the position where we are zip and two, and everyone involved needs to rally and pull together, as currently we are a long, long way off where we planned to be.
We need to restore confidence quickly, continue to persist, and be prepared to be relentless in meeting our Pre –Season standards and expectations.
I for one am not going to start second guessing myself or the process I have put in place to take the club forward and have total faith in this group of players.
I am also extremely confident that with an honest all in approach and constructive feedback from everyone, we will witness a far more productive effort versus South this Friday.
We have just 5 days in which to recover, I look forward to the positive response.
Reserves VS Port Round 2 Report:
Round 2 was great improvement from the reserves side. Our ability to win contested ball was outstanding and a huge improvement from last week.
Our mindset to work as a team instead of individuals really showed our players that we are a much better side when we do our role, rather than do our own thing.
Ball movement was generally pretty good and I thought that when we switched the football and moved it quickly, we actually caught Port Adelaide out.
Structurally I thought we set up really well. Hinge, Merrett and J Pitt worked hard from HF and although these 3 didn’t have huge stats I think them playing this role allowed us to achieve the style of play we were after.
Not only did we have hard working forwards our midfield was on top from the start of the game. Earl, Snook and Carger were competitive beasts, and H Gill, Hutchesson and Hender provided us with run and some speed through the centre of ground.
Not only were we able to create throughout the midfield we also created from half back. Johncock and Underwood used the ball well coming out of our backline and set up a lot of play, which is something that we lacked the week before.
Although we had a great win, one area we need to improve in is defending when the opposition have the football. At times we are happy to sit off and hope that the opposition turn over the football by foot.
All in all I was impressed with the way the players improved their mindset and worked on the areas that we were poor in the week before.
Looking forward to getting down to Hickinbotham Oval, Good Friday to take on South Adelaide.
Goal Kickers: B. Woolard 2, E. Chalmers , J. Stafford , M. Allen , J. Whaley , H. Kitschke , C. McPHERSON , B. Edwards
Best Players: M. Goldner, S. Kennedy, L. Green, L. Kangur, C. Westley, A. Brown
U18’s Coaches Report – Round 2 vs Port Adelaide
Our round 2 match V Port Adelaide at our home ground was a disappointing loss for our U18 group, losing our 2nd consecutive game by a close margin. This game played out in similar fashion to the previous week with each side having significant moments & momentum. Our group again started slowly & failed in the final stages of the game to think & execute their way to a win.
Poor skills errors by hand & foot caused us to have far too many turnovers & not allowing us to have enough forward 50 entries to win the game. Port Adelaide’s midfield got on top at crucial stages & provided them a lot of drive. To our boys credit whilst things weren’t happening for them they continued to put battle on nearly willing themselves across the line.
Mitch Goldner performed well in the ruck, Sam Kennedy moving back to defence had a solid game. Luke Green & Cleve Westley battled on all day in defence & Lucas Kangur had moments through the midfield.
(GFC U18 COE Head Coach)
Goal Kickers: J. McCREERY 5, O. Carthy 4, J. Whittlesea 2, H. Cock , J. Riddle , J. Strange , J. Scharenberg , C. Riggs , B. McCarthy
Best Players: J. McCREERY, J. Dukalskis, J. Scharenberg, A. Martini, S. Walker, O. Carthy