Mark Lanyon - Team Manager
The U12's travelled to Mullum Mullum Reserve on Sunday to face Norwood. Expections were high of a good contest after we had come close to wins in the last few weeks. Wet weather overnight didn't seem to impact the surface and we kicked off the match in sunny, but windy conditions.
In what seems to be a regular pattern, we started the game strongly again. Harry was getting plenty of the ball early with some strong play to setup Dylan with the first goal of the match. We were dominating the play around the ground and soon had the ball back down forward where Frash took advantage with a 30m kick for goal - his first playing for the Jets! Ethan J was continuing his good form in the ruck from last week and Harry again was back in the play with a strong tackle and free kick. A further entry forward by Patrick found Dylan with a great mark who went back and kicked his second for the quarter. At quarter time we led 3.2 to 1.0 and were looking good.
The second quarter was always going to be a challenge with a strong breeze to kick into. Norwood started strongly with 2 quick goals but we managed to steady with strong marks from Thomas and Harry in defence. Ben and Cameron had a run on the ball this quarter and Shannon was winning plenty of possessions around the ground. The back line was under pressure again late in the quarter with Gabriel and Macsen (with a great saving smother) playing well but a late goal put Norwood up at half time 4.4 to 3.2.