Mark Lanyon - Team Manager
The U12's returned to Koonung Park for the second time this season (after an earlier practice match) to face a familiar Mitcham Tigers side. An early blow to the team when last week's player of the week Daniel, was ruled out with injury - hopefully he can get back soon.
The Jets were fierce in the first quarter with early control of the match. Dylan kicked the first goal and we hit quarter time 1 point in front.
The second quarter saw a number of wasted opportunities as we surged forward on a number of occasions but the only reward on the score board was a solitary behind. Still, our defense held on well to restrict Mitcham and we went to the main break still in front by a point.
Mitcham started to get on top in the third quarter with our defense under pressure from repeated forward 50 thrusts. Still, we had a number of chances but again failed to convert and only added a behind to the tally. We were 13 points down at 3/4 time but had some belief we were still in the game as we finished strongly in the practice game against the same side.