Reserves – Round 9 Match Report


By Andrew ‘The Benchwarmer’ Mullett

TONNERS:       3.0       6.6       8.7       10.8.68

OLD CAREY:    2.2       2.2       3.5       7.6.48

Goals:  Fisher 3, Collins 2, Macleod, Otto, Hitchcock, Olivier, Hynes

Best:  Ho, Hicks, Hynes, M. Freeman, Cowling, Fisher.

The Reserves enjoyed a comfortable win over Old Carey, moving away in the second term to take the initiative, setting up a 28 – point lead as they kept their opponents scoreless.  Indeed, the damage could have been more decisive had the boys been a little steadier when firing at the erections.

It was a lively performance, an edge gained around the packs with the work of Harry Hynes and Elliot Harris significant in providing chances for Tom Fisher to squirm into scoring positions, the former skipper nailing three in his best game for the season.  Hynes’ superb long goal in the final term was the match highlight.

Charlie Hicks has had a terrific year, consistently dashing down into defence, winning it across the centre and occasionally pushing forward.  His work-rate has been impressive, and he combined well yesterday with Matt Freeman and young Matty Speirs who also has a crack for them.

Perhaps the most eye-catching performance came from Marty Ho, who took up an unfamiliar role in defence and played a ripper, often weaving through traffic and enjoying having the ball in front of him.

Luke Healy is presently unavailable, and Roscoe stepped back into the breach, no doubt enjoying another successful day.  You can’t keep a good man away from the footy!

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