About the Team
Coach: Stephen Fitzgerald
Assistant Coaches: Dan Crawley, Damien Joyce, Craig Ellinson
MATCH REPORT ROUND 3 - Sunday May 12th
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MATCH REPORT ROUND 2 - Sunday May 5th 2019
MATCH REPORT ROUND 1 - Sunday April 28th 2019
Rd 1 v St Kilda City (Home)
Today the 2019 Port Colts u/8s made their football debuts at Murphy Reserve against St Kilda City. It was a cold, wet & windy morning - perfect for football!!
There was plenty of excitement as the match began, and Oscar & Dom R. teamed well to win the first centre clearance. Soon after Gardner showed great teamwork to give a handball to the running Oscar. However St Kilda were rebounding and getting the ball forward, and as they were slower to adapt to the zones, our backs were outnumbered & doing it tough!! Our defenders, Flynn, Georgio, Harper, Harry, James & Kogs did a tremendous job in putting on the pressure & limiting them to two goals considering the circumstances. Kogs in particular was a rock, saving goals with big tackles and great marks.
In the second term the team settled & started to run more. Coby took a great mark in the backline. Dion & Dom R. were working well together up forward, and then Ben took a mark at the top of the goal square and kicked the goal. The Colts had a shot of confidence, and everyone was stepping up, typified by James B. who went in hard and received a free kick for in the back & Ethan who was Treloar like -involved in everything in the middle.
The third quarter saw a continuation of the great football. Zac & Lenny were doing a great job in the backline chasing down their opponents. Whilst up forward these kids are attuned to the modern game - Harry was laying big tackles & going in hard, Dom R was locking the ball in with big grabs and then following more hard work Harper kicked our second goal - though not without sacrifice after hurting his leg. Dom R. added another goal after the midfield of Coby, Domenic S, Kai, Oscar, Tom & Ethan again sent the ball forward. They were spreading, taking risks trying to run the ball & had the momentum!
In the last quarter Dom S. was working hard up forward and creating opportunities, Coby was laying big tackles, Kogs had plenty of inside 50s and Jacob put the icing on the cake with a snapped goal and fist pump celebration. The team hung on well from there against a very good opponent, with Leo holding firm in defence with Tom K who was putting on great tacking pressure, whilst Daniel was running hard in the middle and Ben was releasing team-mates with handballs.
The siren went & the Colts persistence was rewarded.
Well done to players & supporters for getting through the first week, we'll all learn plenty and see you at training on Wednesday!!