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Well it was a tough night under lights at Blackman. The Mosman Swans definitely came out swinging and we were a little shell shocked in the first quarter. After quarter time the boys got themselves composed and it was a great game after that. Once again the boys are improving every week, with the first year players continuing to improve and the older boys showing some real fight and leading well.
I hope everyone enjoyed the night. This week we are playing the Mosman Swans again, but a different team at Middle Head oval Mosman at 10am, if everyone could be there 20 mins before that would be great.
Bartel had a great game on Friday night with players, coaches and spectators all enjoying the atmosphere under lights. The imaginary scoreboard didn’t reflect the determination and effort shown by our team as they played what I believe was the best game of the season so far. Our tackling, chasing and commitment to the ball was outstanding and I suspect they all slept well!
The team is coming together exceptionally well for this early in the season and every player in the team has improved incredibly over the last four weeks. I think and hope the kids are enjoying their footy as much as I am. I’d also like to thank all the parents for their positive support and encouragement to not only their own child but the team as a whole.
Bartel have another night game this Friday, with an earlier start time of 6:30pm at St Ives. With the same level of effort as last week and a few tweaks to our defensive marking I am expecting another great game for the team.
With the Pittwater Tigers having beaten their opposition by an average of 120 points so far this year, it would of been understandable for our players to enter this game with some trepidation. However they started with a bang, kicking the first goal within a minute of the first bounce. It didn’t take long for Pittwater to reply, and quickly piled on 3 goals without reply. By the end of the first half, they had opened up a 6 goal lead.
Mirroring a trend seen during most games this season, the boys really lifted in the second half. This seemed to rattle the opposition, with the game unfortunately getting spiteful at various times as we frustrated the Tigers with great committed football. They could of easily retaliated and been penalised by the umpire. Instead, they played the ball instead of the man and kept the Tigers scoreless in the second half. A truely remarkable performance.
A performance like this over four quarters from our young boys would surely see them challenge any team in this competition.
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