Harvie Dental Game Day Review – Round 13
There wasn’t much to crow about following PBC’s Round 13 clash against Surfers Paradise.
The contest was always going to be fierce between the two clubs. The Lions with the incentive to maintain top position versus the Demons with their season on the line and fighting to stay in touch with the top 5.
However, it was a task made more difficult for the Lions with key playmakers Josh Woolley, Zac Callinan and Stephen Thynne unavailable through injuries.
From the opening bounce the Lions looked sharp and took complete control of the game, it did look at one stage that it could be a right old flogging for the Demons. But to the Demons credit they fought back hard. A couple of moments in the game went their way, PBC missed a couple of opportunities and they took the advantage, getting back to within 2 kicks at half time.
Nathan Robertson was the first to succumb suffering a match ending knee injury that could see him out for some time. Daniel Grant was on the sidelines soon after with a hamstring injury, whilst Liam McNeven dislocated a finger but was able to continue. Southport listed Lachlan Ritchie also finished early with a leg injury.
The Demons with the momentum started to really apply the pressure to the wounded Lions and they took they lead.
More Lions players went down. Danny Darnett and Josh Lys both involved in heavy collisions with Darnett suffering a broken collarbone. Jake Goody also limped from the field late in the game after a knock to the hip.
It was game over for the top placed Lions. With the changerooms looking like a casualty ward they were left to lick their wounds and fight another day. It was disappointing to lose but PBC took the fight up to the opposition and the effort was worthy, we simply ran out of troops on the day and the Demons played good hard footy.
The reserves also suffered their 3rd loss of the season dropping back to 4th on the ladder whilst the Colts had a comfortable win over Burleigh and consolidated a position in the top 8.
What the coaches had to say;
Senior Coach – Chad Owens
It was a game played in two halves. We got off to the start that we were searching for and controlled the game. Unfortunately in the second quarter we weren’t able to take some chances that would’ve given us a very handy lead.
We still went into the main break with a 10 point advantage. The third quarter was disappointing. Again we didn’t use the ball well and it proved very costly. Surfers kicked 7 goals to 1 for the quarter and gave themselves the lead at 3/4 time.
The first 2 of the last went their way. From there we kicked the next 3 and breathed life back into the game. But as had been the case during the day we succumbed to injuries and finished the game with only 17 on the field. Whilst it’s disappointing to lose it was good to see the boys work until the final siren and not throw in the towel.
We are bruised but we will bounce back. This week we travel to Sandgate in a game we simply must win. It won’t be easy so your support at the game would be great for the boys
Reserves Coach – Ritchie Elliot
The first quarter saw a tight affair played at a cracking pace as third spot was up for grabs. We did well to take a six point lead into the break although the leg speed of Surfers looked worrying.
Late in the second qtr we still held a six point lead with Nathan Carr leading the boys well at full forward. Unfortunately the boys clocked off early to allow them to snatch 3 quick goals. We went in 2 goals down at half time which wasn’t a true reflection on our effort in the first half.
We came out full of intent and purpose. Despite conceding the first goal early, we took control of the contest to kick the next two goals to draw within a kick. AJ and Charles were pressing well of half back and our midfield were dominant.
At this point we were confident of building a handy lead to take into the last change. We then turned the ball over in the middle which resulted in a goal to them. Two more goals in 2 minutes killed our momentum and confidence off. Our last quarter again had reasonable effort but we couldn’t find the goals as the contest petered out to a disappointing loss.
A lot better effort this week but we just can’t allow opponents to score quickly in clusters as Surfers did twice today especially when we seemed in charge of the contest.
They did control the footy better than us at the crucial stages as well as running harder for longer periods than what we were prepared to.
Jacob Ogden at CHB put in a magnificent BOG display with good support down back from Brayden Pearson. Nathan Carr kicked 5 out of 8 goals, a great effort, and special mention to the U 19 boys making their debuts in Tristan Evert and Jimmy Elliott for their excellent games.
Two losses in a row with a long road trip to Sandgate ahead. Stay tight and together lads.
Colts Coach – Tim Deacon
Our colts had a good win Saturday against Burleigh but we need to be harder and more physical from here on though. We also missed a lot of easy goals – 13 goals from 33 shots isn’t going to win finals.
We have some tough games leading into finals and that scoring % needs to improve! We really need to focus on our intensity at the ball and the body and be more ruthless in our approach
Taylor Hombsch was best on ground and is playing some really good disciplined and smart footy for us his run and knowledge of where to run is pleasing and has taken on team first attitude and selfless approach .
Along with Jesse Beame who just loves getting in and under and getting first use of the ball for the team.
Josh Fenton was really good down back and plays a very important role for the team. He is getting fitter now after an interrupted preseason and it really showed on Saturday.
Again Hunter Hall was great for us and has been a great inclusion to our team with his smart running and excellent disposal skills…. and he’s hard at it!
Jack Barlow was fantastic again with his defensive work, intercepting and punching from behind and his skills are getting better each week. Jack’s work ethic is very impressive and his 110% effort every time he puts the boots on is why he is the Captain.
Dan Stubbs just keeps getting fitter and improving. His work ethic and physicality has lifted and its really showing.
Kai Blackmore played probably his best game for the year, clunking marks and being a big option up forward and Kai George keeps impressing and is dangerous up forward.
Also congrats to Tristen Evert and James Elliot getting promoted to playing reserves and getting in the best players well done lads keep it up
|Palm Beach Currumbin||5.2-32||8.6-54||9.8-62||12.10-82|
|Goal Kickers: J. Stevenson 5, D. Green 5, C. McKenzie 2, C. Haberfield 2, N. Corbett, H. Fraser|
|Best Players: J. Stevenson, M. Green, D. Van De Werken, D. Green, C. Haberfield, H. Fraser|
|PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN|
|Goal Kickers: J. Douglas 5, Z. Harrison, S. Wilson, J. Derrick, F. Chisholm, S. Stubbs, J. Goody, J. Croad|
|Best Players: J. Derrick, J. Douglas, J. Lys, F. Chisholm, S. Wilson, J. Harrison|
|Palm Beach Currumbin||3.2-20||5.3-33||7.4-46||8.6-54|
|Goal Kickers: L. Anderson 4, B. Foster 2, R. LeFeuvre 2, T. Smith, J. Faulkner, R. Groves, M. Doyle, J. Foster|
|Best Players: L. Anderson, M. Crewes, T. Smith, M. Hopkins, R. Robinson, H. Pierce|
|PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN|
|Goal Kickers: N. Carr 5, J. Mold, M. Snelling, L. McLeod|
|Best Players: J. Ogden, T. Evert, N. Carr, B. Pearson, O. Beston, J. Elliott|
|Palm Beach Currumbin||4.4-28||6.11-47||9.13-67||13.20-98|
|Goal Kickers: D. Larkin, J. Martin|
|Best Players: R. Fraser, R. Bradford, M. Davis, T. Isaacs|
|PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN|
|Goal Kickers: D. Stubbs 3, D. Katsiris 2, T. Golding 2, K. Blackmore, H. Hall, T. Hombsch, K. George, D. Frazer, M. Hansen|
|Best Players: T. Hombsch, J. Beame, J. Fenton, H. Hall, J. Barlow, D. Stubbs|