Match Report vs. Old Trinity
Another close loss for Seniors, Reserves close in on Top Four
After a dominant display vs, De La Salle in the previous round, the Blues were set and ready for their clash against finals hopefuls Old Trinity. The last meeting was a heart stopping draw at the Main and all indications was this would be a number one.
Old Trinity Grammarians 2.2-14 3.3-21 5.6-36 9.11-65
University Blues 4.1-25 7.3-45 8.5-53 9.7-61
With a number of changes again, the young Blues jumped out in the first term with Tim Harper, Cam Williams and Tommy Quinn getting on the scoreboard. The tenacity and intensity of the Blues was impressive and 9-point lead at quarter could’ve been more however the Blues were hungry in the second quarter.
Leading from the front and not even 30 seconds in, Captain Piers Flanagan was the man to step up and kick a goal. The Blues were up and about with Marc James and Ayce Cordy chiming in with goals of their own with the Blues on top in the contest. Home ground advantage was thrown out the window as the large Daley Oval was made smaller by the Blues hard running style and strong tackling.
The third quarter was a more subdued affair as Trinity began to take the game to the Blues. A fast break resulted in Quinny finding some open space to score a tap in and the Blues were out by 30-points 10 minutes in. However, the game tightened up and back to back Trinity goals had them within touching distance as the Daley Oval’s size began to tire legs earlier than expected.
With the bench down to 1, the Blues looked to hold out the hard running Trinity and things were made tougher with a turnover leading to an early goal to Trinity. Another to Trinity drew them closer before the Blues steadied with a Quinn set shot.
A series of behind from both sides kept the scores close for the final 12 minutes of the game. It looked as if, with all the momentum in Trinity’s favour, the Blues would stay strong and hold out for a famous away victory. However, some lapses in concentration and a few 50/50 calls going against the Blues saw Trinity hit the lead with less than a minute on the clock.
The siren sounded and the Blues recorded the unwanted record of 4 losses by less than a goal for the season (and a draw). The Premier comp log jam is certainly in effect now with the Blues sitting in 6th, 2 points above 9th spot. Its time to rest up, hopefully get a few back and take on SKOB at the Uni in 2 weeks’ time. Could an upset turn our fortunes around?
Old Trinity Grammarians 0.1-1 2.2-14 4.4-28 4.8-32
University Blues 2.1-13 6.4-40 8.7-55 13.10-88
With injury list like the have Blues sometimes 100% effort is all that can be asked for. That notion was thrown out the door as the Blues Twos bossed their game vs. Old Trinity with a few Thirds cameos mixed in there. Troy ‘TANK’ Auld, Chris Pyke and Sam Gill were a few of Thirds players who stepped up the massive 50-point win. Jack Wood (5) and Duck Mugavin (4) were the best of the goalkickers with Damien Barton claiming BOG. The Ressies are knocking at the door of the Top Four and are keen to prove themselves against the top teams.
Thirds – No Game
WIlliamstown CYMS 2.1-13 8.6-54 8.10-58 12.14-86
University Blues 0.1-1 1.1-7 3.2-20 4.4-28