In­ten­sity is not enough

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Sport -

DE­SPITE play­ing with a high in­ten­sity to mark the mile­stone of Tris­tan Mead’s 150th league ap­pear­ance, the young Boyup Roos were no match for South­ern­ers at Boyup Oval on Satur­day.

Still smart­ing from their shock loss to the Hawks last weekend, it was ob­vi­ous South­ern­ers meant busi­ness as they im­me­di­ately switched on to take the ini­tia­tive by swamp­ing the Roos’ de­fence, even­tu­ally win­ning 18.14 (122) to 5.7 (37).

Al­though un­der siege, the Roos’ de­fence held firm as Tris­tan Mead, Jack Camp­bell and Ryan Pes­sotto were able to hold firm to keep the deficit to 15-points.

The dom­i­nance of Souths’ key big man Michael Robin­son was no­tice­able as he again out­pointed his im­me­di­ate op­po­nents to set his mid­field on a con­stant wave of for­ward as­saults.

The ruck prow­ess of Robin­son and the un­der­stand­ing he has with his ground play­ers was a de­light to watch as he ini­ti­ated Souths’ many at­tacks, al­low­ing Mitchell Howlett, David Bon­gias­cia and David Roche to use their skills in front of goal, col­lec­tively con­tribut­ing 11 goals.

The Roos’ work at con­tested play was com­mend­able es­pe­cially from McKenzi Nix, Rhien Lloyd and Cal­lum Str­nad­ica.

A lack of de­fen­sive pres­sure by the Roos’ for­ward line cost their side dearly as Thomas Hawkins, Thomas Collins and Dale Mcrae were able to peel to ac­cept nu­mer­ous pos­ses­sions and then de­liver to a plethora of run­ning play­ers.

MBT Award: Michael Robin­son (South­ern­ers) 3, Mitchell Howlett (South­ern­ers) 2, David Roche (South­ern­ers) 1.

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