Mark Lanyon - Team Manager
The U12's played their first home match this season last Sunday in a hotly contested match at Heatherdale Reserve. Opponents The Basin were sitting undefeated on top of the 12B ladder before the game and we expected a tough contest. With 4 players on the bench we were trialing player rotations for the first time this season with each player given a designated break throughout the match.
The Jets came out firing in the first quarter controlling the first 5 minutes. An early goal to Luke got us an early lead and strong play around the ground saw some tough, contested football on display. The Basin hit back in the last 5 minutes of the quarter with 3 late goals to take a 14 point lead into quarter time.
The second quarter found the Jets working their way back into the match. Ethan J was rotated into the
ruck and we started to win the clearances with Campbell, Ben, and Thomas running the ball forward. Campbell and Ethan were able to capitalise and kick 2 goals for the quarter. Some great defensive efforts also by our back 6 - Macsen, Gabriel, Harry, Cadyn, Nathan, and Patrick. Half time we went into the main break against the ladder leaders only 1 point down.