Round 5 Match Report - Jets U12 vs The Basin

Mark Lanyon - Team Manager

Cadyn gets a kick away under pressure

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

Jordy lays a crunching tackle with Thomas in support

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.