Match Report Round 13 – vs. SKOB
Big win sees Blues climb to fifth in William Buck Premier
Back in Round One SKOB were able to run out convincing winners after a fourth quarter blitz at T.H. King. Now stepping onto our home turf and with finals hopes on the line, the Blues knew what they had to do.
University Blues 3.0-18 7.4-46 12.5-77 13.9-87
St Kevin’s 1.2-8 3.4-22 5.6-36 5.11-41
SKOB were able to grab an early goal but Cam Williams was able to fire straight back with a goal of his own. The quality that Ayce Cordy brings to the competition is a pleasure to watch and he once again proved it with his first major of the afternoon. T. Harper found his shooting boots as he kicked the Blues to a deserved quarter time lead of 10 points.
It was a war of the midfields in the second quarter as both teams traded turnovers and behinds with no team grabbing the ascendency. SKOB drew first blood as both teams this time traded goals with Ayce Cordy kicking a couple of crucial majors to keep the Blues in the lead. The highlights of the day definitely went to C. Williams with his spectacular effort on the boundary. The big man swivelled and put his laces through it to send the Blues into the main break 24 points up.
It was a race to see who was going to take out top goal kicker for the day with T. Harper not done just yet on the scoreboard. It was all one-way traffic after that goal with Jamesy, Cordy and a Quinny snap special all finding their mark. A couple of SKOB did little to trouble the Blues mentality on the day, it was our game to win.
A Jimmy Carr goal was the only scoring highlight of the fourth term as the siren sounded on a well-deserved 46-point win over the ladder leaders. Ayce Cordy (BOG) and Tim Harper both top scored with four as the Blues sit one win outside the top four with a very healthy percentage. There is plenty of belief in this squad that a finals place is not out of the question. With five games to go, anything could happen.
University Blues 1.4-10 2.6-18 6.8-44 9.8-62
St Kevins 6.1-37 7.4-46 11.7-73 15.9-99
A tough outing for an under-strength Reserves outfit as they went down to St. Kevin’s by 37 points. Gus Milham and Binnsy were the standouts while Jack Wood was top goal kicker with four. A number of Under 19’s boys were called up to the Reserves due to player availability issues. Playing against the bigger bodies can be a tough task however they held their own and contributed to some tidy passages of play, well done boys.
University Blues 3.2-20 4.5-29 6.5-41 7.6-48
St Bernards 4.1-25 4.6-30 6.7-43 6.10-46