Yea main­tains lead in a dom­i­nant dis­play in un­der 12s


Euroa Gazette - - SPORTS - By ADAM PALMER

SO, the big goal of win­ning a pre­mier­ship in 2017 came to a grind­ing halt on Sun­day, Au­gust 13 as Ta­bilk went down by 25 points to Yea.

As the siren sounded to end the game, Yea were sim­ply too strong on the day.

They had more win­ners around the ground and ap­plied enor­mous pres­sure onto the team when they had the ball.

Although the team tried hard, they had too many play­ers who have down days, and to win games of fi­nals you need a to­tal team ef­fort.

I thought Ta­bilk’s on-ballers An­gus Mur­ray, Nathan Whitling and Kane Cha­p­lan tried hard all day and Fin­bar O’Sul­li­van was busy on his wing.

Harry Wall, Blake Ezard and Jack Beres­ford were other play­ers who played well.

Look­ing back on the year, the big­gest pos­i­tive was the im­prove­ment in the group over­all with the re­sults in the sec­ond half of the sea­son be­ing proof of this.

The un­der 12s be­came a tougher, stronger team and a team that was able to move the ball with bet­ter ef­fi­ciency and flow.

As the coach, I am su­per proud of the team’s ef­forts, high­lighted by a big win against Yea at home, and a nar­row de­feat at the hands of St Mary’s at Sey­mour just a few weeks ago.

Gee, I’d reckon the team would love another crack at St Mary’s.

The team was an ab­so­lute pleasure to coach and their ea­ger­ness to play, learn and im­prove as in­di­vid­u­als and as a team will mean they will only just keep im­prov­ing.

They re­ally are a ter­rific bunch of kids and as par­ents you should be su­per proud of their ef­forts and achieve­ments this year.

A big thanks to all the par­ents who helped through­out the year.

At train­ing I was lucky to have help from Wes Shel­ton, Ian Shiner, Rick Shiner, Kevin Lind­ner and Jake Wall.

It re­ally does help enor­mously to have ex­tra help at train­ing and the kids sim­ply train bet­ter if there is another voice pro­vid­ing guid­ance and en­cour­age­ment.

On match day thanks to Narelle Shel­ton who did a su­per job as first aid trainer, and to Scott Reid, John Beres­ford, Tim Ledeux and oth­ers who were there for sup­port.

And of course last but not least, a big thanks to Dan for be­ing the team man­ager.

The ‘Pre­sen­ta­tion Night’ will be held on Sun­day, Au­gust 27, at 4pm

Ta­bilk are look­ing for­ward to get­ting to­gether on Sun­day, Au­gust 27 for Ta­bilk’s pre­sen­ta­tion night.

It will com­mence at 4pm and will be held at Nagam­bie clu­b­rooms.

It was great to see our un­der 14s go straight through to the grand fi­nal to be played at Euroa in two weeks’ time.

It would be great as many of you can get down to sup­port the un­der 14s on Au­gust 27. Fi­nal score: Yea 5.4.34; Ta­bilk 1.3.9 Best: An­gus Mur­ray, Fin­bar O’Sul­li­van, Nathan Whitling, Kane Cha­p­lan, Blake Ezard, Harry Wall, and Jack Beres­ford.

Goals: Will Ledeux 1.

PHOTO: Adam Palmer

THE CHASE IS ON: An­gus Mur­ray moves quickly out of the reach of his Yea op­po­nents.

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