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Year 10 Round 6

AMPJFC 11.6.72 Def South Coogee 8.13.61

Round 6 the Year 10’s made the short journey to Santich Park to face off against what turned out to be a very tall timbered South Coogee side. The weather was set be a great day for Indigenous round footy and the boys arrived well and truly ready to play. We had a chat pre-game about the recognition of the Aboriginal people and the welcoming thank you to the Clontarf boys who play with us this year in Angelo, Saika, Steven & Sammy. With a smaller side to normal having only 3 on the bench instead of our regular 6 the boys were ready for more game time. With Angelo as skipper and Saika, Steven & Sammy closely behind at the toss we had the first win of the day. We had a new look forward line opting with our youngest player in Ky as a one out Full Forward who stood up collecting 3.3 (21) for the game. The Boys fought hard with some great ball movement and outstanding passages of play we held on strong against the increasingly difficult test South Coogee were putting up. With many easy goals missed from both sides it was down to the wire in the last half with the leader changing hands 4+ times. As the game grew to a close the Year 10’s put the foot down and managed to kick away late thanks to South Coogee’s kicking accuracy and handing us a hard-fought win after the last couple of tough losses.

Overall the boys are growing more and more every week after facing some stronger opposition in a new division. Daniel Soudom out of Full Back had his work cut out for him with more kick outs than a Freo game. Our regulars in the backline and the inclusions of both Tom’s played vital lockdown roles pivotal to stopping the immense attack by South Coogee. Through the Midfield Ben Lippert was eager to improve his efforts on the wing and had an outstanding game doing so. With the help of Saika darting and breaking through the defence it was easy for our forwards to get on the end of a few well earnt goals whilst Steven leaped tall taking intercept grabs up and down the ground. Finally, our forwards worked hard all day. Although had some poor deliveries into them they kicked some outstanding goals such as Quinten Oh’s under-pressure dribble kick from 30m out just before the half time siren to give us the edge we needed. Unfortunately, we did miss some absolute sitters the Year 10’s are coming together better and better each week.

We look forward to another huge game ahead this week against Mundijong out on their home paddock.

Coaches Lachlan Shepherd, Ash Cranenburgh & Aidan Bielby

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