Match Report Round 2: U12 Duncan vs East Sydney Bulldogs Blue 12-2 Sunday 14th April

Written by Jono Ladmore

15 April 2019

On another lovely Sunday afternoon we turned up to play Easts.  Down 3 boys we were lucky enough to get Jude, Noah and Bryce from the U11s.  We were expecting a tough game from Easts after they had inflicted the mercy rule on Hornsby last week and it was evident from the start that they had turned up to play.

The boys work rate in the first half was excellent with only a few points in it at half time, what was even more exciting was that our boys started to follow the game plan that had been laid out to them.  We ran the ball well out of defence, playing together to get the ball out and along the wing, to where we switched inside, kicked into an open forward line and scored.  The tackling was ferocious from all, however in the third term Easts got the better of us, and with boys getting tired, Easts blew the margin out to 24 points at the three quarter break.

Although we tried hard in the fourth the damage was done and in the end we lost by 31.  What I am most proud of was how even the effort was from all boys, the two Sam’s are in their first year of AFL and we had 3 from the U11s, everyone worked so hard as a team.  As I said to the boys after the game, of course we would like to be winning the games, but at the moment I am very happy for them to be playing to the game plan we set out and working as a team.We have a whole season a head of us!

There will be no training for the next 2 weeks, the next game is on the 28th April. Would everyone please update Team App as soon as possible as to their availability.  I will be away on the 28th and Tony Schultz will be the coach for that day. 

I wish everyone the happiest of Easters and please keep safe. 

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