Harvie Dental Game Day Review – Round 11
Western Magpies ventured down to Salk Oval on the weekend looking to reverse the result from earlier in the season when PBC took the away win at Sherwood.
Minus a couple of key players and following a flat result against last placed UQ the week earlier, the challenge was definitely on for the top placed Lions as the Magpies have hit a nice run of form over the past few weeks. The inclusion of big man, ex AFL player Brent Staker also a huge plus for the Magpies.
Whilst the Colts, playing Coorporoo, and the Reserves got the day underway win big wins over their respective opponents, the seniors failed to fire and were outplayed by the Magpies from the beginning. The final result was a humbling 63 points in favour of the visitors who now move into 3rd place.
Whilst top spot on the ladder was secure for now despite the loss, next week’s clash against Morningside takes on a new significance, with the Panthers now even with Lions on 36 points. PBC will have to overcome a team that they are yet to beat since the formation of the new QAFL competition if they are to stay atop the ladder.
What the coaches had to say;
Senior Coach – Chad Owens
A very disappointing day on Saturday. Unfortunately our effort was not there and as a result we were beaten by the better team on the day.
We got off to a slow start and were playing catch up for the remainder of the day. They were a very disciplined team and had everyone contribute and we had too many passengers who took the easy option. It just shows that in this competition you don’t have to be “off” by much and you will be beaten.
It was great to see that Zac Harrison took his opportunity when put back into the senior team and Jake Goody put his hand up as well.
Overall it was a disappointing day but we regroup and play off for top spot this week against Morningside. It would be great to see all our local and loyal supporters at the game and cheering the boys on.
Reserves Coach – Ritchie Elliot
There were 11 changes to last week’s side which provided great opportunity to numerous players to make a statement.
Based on recent results, the Magpies looked like a more competitive outfit than the one we encountered earlier in the year. They were the first to find their rhythm and late in the first quarter were leading by 3 goals to 1 but we steadied through a late goal to Nathan Carr. Their aerial dominance was telling and providing them with too many counter attacks off their half back line.
With this area addressed and tidied up, we got ourselves back into the game. Our persistence and continued pressure finally cracked the game open in the last 10 minutes by kicking 4 unanswered goals and opening up a 21 point break at half time.
We controlled the third quarter without putting them away but did exactly that in the last quarter. Nick Hamilton converted well from a set shot early and we kicked a further 3 being the only goals for the quarter .
A really pleasing win today from our guys. It wasn’t pretty, but full of effort, commitment and desire to win the contest. Great defensive efforts all over the ground to hold them to only one goal after quarter time. Everyone chipped in and played their role which now gives us a great launching pad to take on ladder leaders Morningside at home next week.
Colts Coach – Tim Deacon
Good win for the colts on Saturday. All the boys put in a solid 4 quarter effort!
Our tackle count was up and the pressure we’re applying is getting better each week. We just need to turn our good work into kicking more goals. There were a lot of signs of improvement on Saturday and we were really impressed with the work ethic we showed.
Tristan Evert was fantastic for us and is building his possession bank each week and giving us quality run and disposal . Taylor Hombsch again was solid and smart around the stoppages and is becoming a real leader for us. We are really impressed with the improvement of big Les (Lachlan Blackmore), Kai Blackmore and Reece Gallagher who are becoming a lot more mobile which gives us more options and big bodies at the contest.
Dan Stubbs and Kai George are also on the up and provided us with scoreboard pressure. Scoring 8 goals between them was a great return from our small forwards.
Jack Barlow was again solid in defence along with Dan Frazer and Matty Oates.
We have a fair way to go before we can say that we are covering all the bases but we are starting to get to know each other’s attributes and with that we are becoming cleaner with our skills. Our team first attitude and selfless thought pattern was a real improvement and it showed in our forward pressure and tackle count.
We were way up on our tackles from previous weeks and it’s something we want to improve on all the time.
Good win lads…. put it into the bank and start thinking of Aspley this week
|Palm Beach Currumbin||3.0-18||5.5-35||8.6-54||10.13-73|
|PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN|
|Goal Kickers: J. Woolley 3, J. Goody 2, J. Douglas 2, J. Derrick, F. Chisholm, S. Stubbs|
|Best Players: F. Chisholm, J. Lopez, J. Harrison, N. Hamilton, S. Wilson, J. Douglas|
|Goal Kickers: B. Staker 5, S. Copland 4, M. Sondergeld 2, L. Woods 2, B. Saunders 2, D. Lewis, D. Mitchell, A. Dickfos, B. Jaenke-Cain|
|Best Players: M. Sondergeld, B. Easton, C. Hunt, B. Jaenke-Cain, S. Copland, L. Woods|
|Palm Beach Currumbin||2.1-13||6.7-43||6.7-43||12.8-80|
|PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN|
|Goal Kickers: N. Carr 3, O. Jones 2, M. McKENZIE, N. Hamilton, M. Peck, T. Frazer, B. Payne, J. Cooper, C. Gabbe|
|Best Players: N. Hamilton, T. Frazer, O. Jones, N. Carr, B. Pearson, J. Lee|
|Goal Kickers: T. Billing 2, J. Heard|
|Best Players: G. Gibb, R. Bridge, B. McClennan, T. Billing, G. McKinnon, J. Burton|
|Palm Beach Currumbin||18.19-127|
|PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN|
|Goal Kickers: K. George 5, D. Stubbs 4, R. Gallagher 2, J. Newman 2, D. Frazer, J. Elliott, S. Ford-Cartwright, K. Blackmore, J. Taylor|
|Best Players: T. Evert, J. Fenton, T. Hombsch, K. George, L. Blackmore, D. Stubbs|
|Goal Kickers: L. Mangano, M. Haddad, B. Lynch|
|Best Players: L. Mangano, D. Green, D. Brook, E. Thandi, J. Hickie, I. Gibson|