Big test for the ladder leading Lions, meeting the reigning premier Labrador at Salk Oval. The Tigers haven’t quite found the form of last year but always represent a tough challenge and for Chad Owens and the PBC boys it’s important to keep the momentum going. A win this week consolidates the top positon and puts a gap to the other finals aspirants.
The seniors was a cracking game of footy, as it should be between two fierce rivals, with the Lions victorious by 25 points. At the halfway point of the 2016 season now PBC sit 2 games clear on top of the table and looking like a real premiership threat.
The reserves went down to Labrador by 42 points to remain in second place, now equal with the Tigers on points.
The Colts lost another close one and sit in 13th on their ladder.
What the coaches had to say…
SENIORS : CHAD OWENS
A big thank you to all the supporters who came and supported the club on Saturday. In the rooms after the game it was an unbelievable feeling and atmosphere.
Coming up against the reigning premier it was always going to be a game that would test our resilience and our ability. I thought that throughout the game, except for about 15 minutes, we controlled the game and had it on our terms and if not for some inaccuracy in front of the sticks the game could’ve been out of their reach at three quarter time. It was a tough and very fast game that saw the ball move around very quickly from end to end.
Our tackling pressure was pleasing and our willingness to help each other is growing weekly. There were some great individual battles taking place that went a long way to determining the result. The game definitely had a finals like feel to it with surges coming from both teams.
In the end we were too strong and were able to run out the game better and kick the last 4 goals. It was a great test to find out where we are at and what we still need to improve on.
At the half way mark of the year although on top of the ladder, we still have some tinkering to do.
Our better players on the day were Flinn Chisholm, Jackson Emblem, Jesse Derrick, Daniel Grant and Jarryd Douglas. Solid contributions from Steve Thynne, Brock Askey and Zac Callinan shows the depth we have and that we are hard to beat when we all play our role.
This week another test awaits with UQ at their ground. Look forward to seeing a lot of supporters there for the boys.
RESERVES : RITCHIE ELLIOT
Back after a break against 3rd placed Labrador. Things looked good with Sword (Matt Snelling) getting the first goal and looking very dangerous. We controlled the midfield but again were wasteful going forward. We allowed an easy goal right on the siren to be a goal down despite having 15 to 8 forward 50 entries for the quarter.
With scores level halfway through the second quarter, Labrador then finished out running harder and scoring the last 3 goals to open up a handy break. The stats showed forward 50 entries 17 to 4 their way and it was this midfield pressure which finally opened up our resilient back line late in the quarter.
We did break even in the midfield battle after half time but again couldn’t place them under any scoreboard pressure. Our efforts were honest but to their credit they out wanted the contest that little bit more than we did.
This game in summary was lost in the first quarter when we owned the game but couldn’t do enough damage on the scoreboard. Labrador in contrast had 7 shots from only 8 forward entries. Once momentum swung midway through the second term we were always going to be on the back foot from then on.
Not the end of the world, we take away the lessons we learnt and get a chance to get back on track at UQ next week. Good battling efforts from Corey Burgess, Zac Harrison, Blake Emblem and Callum McBurnie. Also encouraging returns from Tiger (Matt Mclaughlin) and Nathan Carr after long lay offs.
Not our day today boys, we move on quickly.
COLTS : TIM DEACON
Another close game, losing by just a goal, and another chance that went begging. I think we should have won this game but we didn’t turn up to play a full 4 quarters today and we let ourselves down in a lot of areas, especially the 1% efforts and that was very disappointing.
It was just a very flat, lacklustre performance by us and we will need to work hard to get back on track this week, our game by game improvement hit a little bump today and I know the boys won’t be happy with playing the way we did.
Our better players on the day were Jesse Beame, Lachie Blackmore, Jaidyn Taylor, Tristan Evert, Matt Oates, and Mitch Olarenshaw.
So I look forward to seeing the boys on the track this week as we move forward to the next challenge.
|Palm Beach Currumbin||3.3-21||8.8-56||11.15-81||15.17-107|
|Palm Beach Currumbin|
|Goal Kickers: J. Douglas 4, K. Higgs 2, S. Stubbs 2, J. Lys, J. Harrison, S. Brookes, N. Robertson, B. Askey, Z. Callinan, D. Ashby|
|Best Players: F. Chisholm, J. Emblem, D. Grant, J. Derrick, S. Thynne, J. Douglas|
|Goal Kickers: J. Baxter 4, B. Retzlaff 4, A. Clarke 2, M. Abbey, J. Goldsmith|
|Best Players: B. Retzlaff, B. Hicks, A. Hollis, A. Clarke, W. Mills, J. Baxter|
|Palm Beach Currumbin||2.4-16||4.5-29||4.8-32||6.8-44|
|Palm Beach Currumbin|
|Goal Kickers: M. Snelling 2, N. Carr, C. McBurnie, J. Goody, B. Payne|
|Best Players: C. Burgess, Z. Harrison, B. Emblem, M. Snelling, N. Hamilton, C. McBurnie|
|Goal Kickers: J. Howard 3, B. Perry-Bolt 3, M. Watmuff 3, T. Featherstone, C. Offermans, M. Gugliotta|
|Best Players: T. Featherstone, B. Green, B. Mortimer, J. Goodchild, C. Offermans, B. Carter|
|Palm Beach Currumbin||1.3-9||2.4-16||8.5-53||9.7-61|
|Palm Beach Currumbin|
|Goal Kickers: K. Blackmore 3, M. Oates 2, R. Gallagher, M. Olarenshaw, J. Beame, D. Frazer|
|Best Players: J. Beame, L. Blackmore, J. Taylor, T. Evert, M. Oates, M. Olarenshaw|
|Goal Kickers: C. Offermans 4, J. Sands 2, D. Smith, E. Conder, T. Cooper, J. Baxter|
|Best Players: C. Offermans, T. Cooper, J. Andreotti, J. Coombe, T. Johnson-Elphinstone, M. Kelly
COMPETITION LADDERS AFTER ROUND 9
|1||Palm Beach Currumbin||9||8||1||0||1011||703||143.81||32|
|10||University of Queensland||9||1||8||0||574||1190||48.24||4|
|2||Palm Beach Currumbin||9||7||2||0||833||465||179.14||28|
|9||University of Queensland||9||1||8||0||581||871||66.7||4|
|8||University of Queensland||10||4||4||1||1||510||471||108.28||18|
|13||Palm Beach Currumbin||10||3||5||0||2||500||415||120.48||12|