Round 6 was a return to our home ground to face Ferntree Gully. A club that has had a strong start to the season would really test the Bloods this week. We were also celebrating out past players, with a reunion of the 1999 premiership team.
Special thanks to Pat Heffernan and Yarra Valley & Croydon Toyota, and congratulations on selling a vehicle on the day. Thanks to Sharpie for hosting the Past Players luncheon, special guest Ryan Smith MP and all past players and guests for attending, and “Platter Perfection” for catering the past players function.
Warrandyte: 12 . 7 . 79 def. by
Ferntree Gully: 12 . 14 . 86
On a magnificent sunny autumn day with a bumper crowd including a host of past Warrandyte players we went to battle against Ferntree Gully. Another slow start saw us go into the first break trailing but well and truly in the game.
The second quarter was more of the same with both teams struggling to keep possession and it being the battle of both teams defenses. The third quarter we kicked into gear and started to run and use the footy the way we have been training and at the time Ferntree Gully had no answers.
A savage sling tackle on blood favourite Nikoda Brooking saw tentions spill over on both sides resulting in a number of yellow and red cards to both teams and that’s when the momentum switched. Undisciplined acts and multiple 25 mt penalties cost us dearly and Ferntree Gully ran out 7 point winners.
Warrandyte: 8 . 5 . 53 def. by
Ferntree Gully: 11 . 10 . 76
From the first bounce we were switched on, starting like a house on fire once again. There were lots of positives from the match including the play across our half back line, and our ball use at times.
Unfortunately we are yet to play the full 4 quarters, and silly 25 meter penalties potentially cost us the game. We are not to far way from playing 4 consistent quarters, and need to build for next week.
Warrandyte: 24 . 14 . 158 def.
Ferntree Gully: 2 . 1 . 13
Rd 6 Warrandyte were playing at home against a rebuilding team in Ferntree Gully. Conditions were perfect for football and the young bloods where switched on from the first bounce.
With all players contributing and working hard for each other it was a pleasure to watch. Moving the ball, switching, hitting targets and our back running up the ground didn’t give our opponents a chance.
The boys are certainly enjoying their football.
We are now sitting at 6-0, and the boys are improving with each game.
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