Harvie Dental Game Day Review – Round 15
A big battle between second placed Mount Gravatt and the laddder leading Lions of PBC on Saturday and a chance to go two games clear at the top of a very even QAFL competition as the prize saw a great contest at Salk Oval on the weekend.
PBC holding on for a great win in the Seniors and virtually locking in the minor premiership.
Reserves bounced away with a big win whilst the Colts came up against one the better teams in the competition and were out matched by a margin.
Broadbeach this week is another great local derby for the club. So get along and help support your Lions!!
What the coaches had to say;
Senior Coach – Chad Owens
In what was a very special and significant day for the club it was great that the boys were able to provide some joy for the Tremelling and Cook families on the Memorial Day.
It wasn’t all smooth sailing though with Mt Gravatt making the boys push all the way to the final siren. It wasn’t looking that way early when we got off to a great start and had 6 goals by the 1/4 time break.
It was a day where both sides made their opponent pay when mistakes were made. There were some great head to head battles taking place all over the field and the game was as close to replicating a finals game as you could get.
In the 3rd they hit the front and it took a special goal by Skipper Jesse Derrick to claw our way back in front. It was very pleasing to see that when challenged and we lost the lead that we were able to go up a gear and find goals and win crucial contests.
The last 1/4 was a tense struggle where the margin never got over 3 goals the difference. In the end we were able to hold on for an important victory and help in our bid to finish on top of the ladder.
Our better players for the day were Liam McNeven, Flinn Chisholm, Jesse Derrick, Jackson Emblem, Jake Goody and Callum McBurnie. Really looking forward to the local derby this weekend when we take on Broadbeach at Salk oval. Hope to see all our local and loyal supporters down their cheering the boys on.
Reserves Coach – Ritchie Elliot
A massive game today in our quest to regain a top three spot against the fifth placed Mt Gravatt.
We opened up well showing plenty of energy and speed around the contest. We had control of the footy but weren’t clinical or ruthless enough in our forward third to get the gap between us and Mt Gravatt that we should’ve.
The second term opened up in a similar manner. We gifted three early soft goals to them for the game to be in the balance. Mid way through the term Hammo was thrown into the middle which was the game changer. We kicked the next 4 goals in a row to take a well deserved 15 point lead into the main break.
We sensed their was an opening and if the first few goals went our way then a big win was there for the taking. The boys came out and delivered, getting the first goal early via a great solo run from Curtis Marsden in his first game back this year and we didn’t look back from there. Kicking 14 second half goals from 15 shots in a long overdue exhibition of accuracy in front of goals.
We had quickness of ball movement into our two leading targets in Fridge (Tyson Dyer) and Nathan Carr who both duly delivered. We covered the ground as best as we have all year and our excellent use of the support runners was what we had been missing for a while. When we play with this trust in each other we are a very strong unit. With winners across every line, we romped to an 81 point win. Clearly our best effort for a few months.
With players hopefully starting to return leading into the business end of the year, we now need to build of the momentum that we achieved from today’s effort. Great job boys, let’s go again against Broady next week!
Colts Coach – Tim Deacon
We played a very organised and well drilled Mt Gravatt team on saturday and we copped a bit of a hiding from a really good side . We had some good passages of play throughout the day but just not quite enough of them to turn the momentum into our favour.
To their credit, Mt Gravatt were very good and they really punished our mistakes. But on the positive side, when you make mistakes you get a chance to learn from them and improve. This coming week is another chance to get back on track and continue or development.
Patty Connelly was our best and worked tirelessly all day closely followed by Jack Barlow, Jesse Beame, Taylor Hombsch, Tristan Evert, Marley Hanson and Dan Stubbs.