Euroa re­serves lose phys­i­cal af­fair

Euroa Gazette - - SPORTS -

TRAV­EL­LING to Mans­field Euroa was un­sure of what the weather would de­liver but one thing that was guar­an­teed was that the Mans­field Re­serves would bring a strong con­test to the Re­serves team.

In a very good game of re­serves foot­ball, the game opened with a very even first quar­ter of foot­ball.

But as the game played out, Mans­field were able to take con­trol of a game, helped by a dom­i­nant ruck­man who gave the Mans­field team first use of the ball which placed much pres­sure on our Euroa team.

To the credit of the Euroa team, they con­tin­ued to try and work their way back into the game but what hurt them was their de­ci­sion mak­ing and ball use with many tar­gets missed which did not al­low Euroa to place pres­sure on the op­po­si­tion.

The group also lacked the con­fi­dence to take the game up to Mans­field in the first half of the game.

As seen by the num­ber of goals scored by the re­serves, it showed how not get­ting the ball quickly into the for­ward fifty and turnovers im­pacted on the score­board.

It was a good learn­ing curve for the group who fought the game out in the last quar­ter giv­ing them­selves a chance to snatch vic­tory but they were not able the claw back the deficit they were fac­ing.

The team will have to lift their in­ten­sity at the ball and place more pres­sure on their op­po­nents which was lack­ing against the Mans­field team as Euroa go for­ward for the last two games and move into the fi­nal’s race.

The team was best served by Trav Burls and Nick John­son in de­fence, Jars Tremellen, Will Mur­ray and Jim Ivill through the mid­field and Matt Hess up for­ward.

Fi­nal Scores: Mans­field 8.7.55; Euroa 6.9.45

Best Play­ers: T Burls, J Tremellen, W Mur­ray, J Ivill, M Hess, N John­son

Goal kick­ers: 1 each to E Car­racher, J Tate, C Hoare, J McKer­nan, H Sav­ille, J Allen.

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