Game Day Review – Round
PBC against Surfers Paradise always generates plenty of interest and this would be a big day for the club with our Legends Game and Comedy Night Function following the QAFL action.
Both sides came into the match with a win and a loss from the opening two rounds and both were keen to stay on the positive side of the ledger. It looks to be a more open race this year in the QAFL and ladder position will be as important as ever.
We were expecting a larger crowd than we eventually saw, and perhaps we lost a few to the AFL Q-Clash game between the Suns and the Lions, which started at 4.30 pm (an awkward time slot for local footy!)
However, those that did attend were treated to some pretty competitive and spirited footy between to fierce local rivals. PBC were keen to atone for a loss to Surfers late last year which saw the Lions missing the finals for the first time in quite a number of years.
Seniors and Reserves both posted good wins and look forward to a big challenge against Mt. Gravatt this coming week. Our colts had a bye.
Following the Senior game the PBC Lions V Surfers Demons Legends Game kept the crowd entertained with a variety of interesting highlights. Comedians Justin and Chris Nelson, of The Nelson Twins and Tom Siegert showed some form and impressed all with their footballing prowess. The game was played in great spirit and the players (of various shapes and sizes!) all reportedly had a great time.
Later in the evening the Comedy Night was a lot of fun and again a great time was had by all! The Nelson Twins and Tom Siegert brought their A Game and there were plenty who copped the wrath of their comedic talents! Special thanks to Justin, Chris and Tom for their efforts!!
Also, big thankyou to our organisers and the committee for another successful event.
What the coaches had to say;
Senior Coach – Chad Owens
The local derby with Surfers is always an interesting game and this one was no different.
It was a game where we mixed some of our best footy with some of our most frustrating. We had plenty of the ball, but at times we were very wasteful with decision making and disposal below our best.
In the first half we were steadied by the skipper Jesse Derrick’s aerial prowess and the precision kicking of Zac Callinan. Whilst up forward Jarryd Douglas and Sam Stubbs were providing plenty of headaches for their opponents.
In the second half the game opened up and we were able to continue pressuring Surfers whilst being very attacking and scoring heavily. The back 6 took control of the game and set it up for our Mids who connected well with the Forwards. Our defensive unit is becoming very strong as they familiarise themselves with each other.
Jed Harrison played as a mobile Ruckmen and swung the tide for us in the 3rd quarter, giving our on ballers first chance to get hands on the ball.
Stevie & Tom Thynne provided run with Brock Askey and Flinn Chisholm linking well through the centre.
Overall it was a very satisfying and hard fought victory and gives us momentum going into this week’s big challenge against an in form Mt. Gravatt.
Hopefully we can get plenty of support heading up the M1 this Saturday!
Reserves Coach – Ritchie Elliot
Back at home after last week’s disappointing loss; we came up against undefeated ladder leaders Surfers expecting an arm wrestle and that’s how the game panned out. It was pleasing to see our side eventually grind away to a 27 point win to keep pace with the early ladder leaders.
We controlled the game throughout but unfortunately every time we looked like blowing the game open, we would keep Surfers in the game through our errors. Full credit to them for taking the chances we kept offering them.
Again we left too many goals off the scoreboard by missing targets, poor decision making and some undisciplined acts. These were the same areas that had cost us 4 points the previous week and will be the focus of our work on the training track.
The positive side however was our ability to stick to the task at hand by winning each quarter. It’s a good sign for any team to improve the lead at every break (6 pts, 13 pts, 19 pts and 27 pts) whilst still having significant room for improvement .
This proves we have great levels of resilience and commitment. Now two from two at home, we need to get the win on the road this week to set up the year at 3 and 1 going into the break. Let’s get the job done!
|Palm Beach Currumbin||4.1-25||10.3-63||16.7-103||20.10-130|
|PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN|
|Goal Kickers: S. Stubbs 6, J. Douglas 4, J. Woolley 3, N. Robertson 2, B. Askey 2, J. Emblem, T. Dyer, D. Darnett|
|Best Players: J. Derrick, J. Woolley, Z. Callinan, B. Askey, J. Harrison, J. Douglas|
|Goal Kickers: F. Pope 3, D. Green 3, S. Atkinson, H. Fraser, M. Collins, N. Corbett|
|Best Players: D. Green, M. Collins, B. Woolford, R. Finlay, T. Caelli, C. Manning|
|Palm Beach Currumbin||4.3-27||8.6-54||10.10-70||13.13-91|
|PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN|
|Goal Kickers: K. Higgs 4, M. Peck 2, C. McBurnie 2, L. McLeod, N. Carr, T. Golding , T. Frazer, D. Ashby, L. Marshall|
|Best Players: L. Marshall, K. Higgs, D. Ashby, C. McBurnie, M. Peck, S. Brookes|
|Goal Kickers: W. Hooper 2, T. Smith, M. Walker, W. Morrison, C. McKenzie, M. Manners, J. Curtis, N. Walker|
|Best Players: J. Rodda, Z. Jackson, C. McKenzie, A. Jones, W. Morrison, N. Walker|