Freeling FC Round 1, 2017: Match Media Reports
Under 9 Blue
Season 2017 commenced with a great morning for footy. The young players were extremely keen to get their boots on the ground. The blue took on Kapunda Black and played extremely well together.
Best for the Blue were Jayden, Mitchell and Riley.
Under 9 Red
The Reds took on Kapunda Red and played some really good team footy, and were hard to the football, with the attitude of being first to the ball. Charlie “Mossy” Moss, Charlie “Bomber” Moss, Tali Pipe and Blake Rawlinson shared the ball with the first year players when they had a chance, and every player got their hands on the ball. First gamers Cooper Stansborough and Oliver Horley got well involved. While Alley Morris kicked the first goal for the season in her first game.
Best went to Charlie “Mozzie” Morris and Alley Morris.
Under 11 Blue
The Blues put on a great display of footy as did the Kapunda opponents. The tackling pressure was amazing and lead by Ryan Isgar, Jack Schrapel and Tyson Wagner. Lachlan Warner & Lachlan Feast played a great second half. Zac Trestrail again proved damaging off his left foot. Harry Bryan was awesome all over the ground.
Best went to Ryan Isgar, Tyson Wagner, Harry Bryan and Zac Trestrail.
Under 11 Red
A great competition in this one and the game was played in good spirit. Well done to both teams on a great effort. Best went to Jordan Wendelbourne, who kicked 3 goals, Jake Adkins, Austin Crowell and Luke Walker.
The Under 13’s had a very competitive game. With 14 of our players in their very first game on a full sized oval, this group of kids can only improve and to manage a narrow 3 point win was excellent. We need to remember to hold our team structures and not to crowd in to a contest.
Best players were Charlie Oliver, Brayden Stoddard and Jayden Matz.
A positive start for the 15’s on Saturday, beating the Bombers by 105 points. The most pleasing aspect was that we played team oriented footy all game, didn’t blaze away and used the ball well. Everyone contributed. There are still things we need to tighten up, and we need to steel ourselves for a big effort against Willaston. Aussie Poulton was clean with the footy and made good decisions all game. Tahjin Krieg broke away from stoppage consistently, and Jacob Taylor kept getting to contests and creating. Josh Whimpress played impressively and brought others into the game, and Captain Mitch Lovell controlled the forward line. Our backline stood up well, particularly the ever reliable Wynes brothers. If we keep playing team first footy, there will be more days like Saturday
A very pleasing 4 quarter effort saw the boys get a good win. Everyone contributed and there were no passengers. Tom Fryer kicked 5, Sam Daff was great across halfback as was Blake Duregon.
The boys started well, with some good connecting play in the first quarter, but Kapunda’s inaccuracy kept us in the game through the first half. However some skill errors let the kick out in the third. The start of the fourth showed we were lacking in fitness and Kapunda gathered a lead we couldn’t draw back in. Was great to see some old faces back at the club. Would be good to have some commitment on the training track in the coming weeks, as we have the talent to get some wins.
Best went to Adam Haseldine, Ash Hornby and Dwayne Shaw.
A strong preseason and developing culture amongst a great bunch of lads had us ready and pumped for Round 1. With the Mickan-Shanahan Cup on the line we we’re focused on winning the footy and being first to the ball. It was a true Anzac Day match played with toughness, aggressive attack and backing each other up shown by both teams, with scores practically level at all breaks. The fourth saw our commitment level increase and with grit and determination, we set the bar for what we expect from each other for the season.
Best on ground was Josh Hand, who won the Mark Pitman medal, Adam Cockshell lead from the ruck, while David Boxer played some excellent football.