Ac­cu­racy hurts Redeyes

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AC­CU­RACY in front of goal hurt Blighty on Satur­day with the Redeyes go­ing down to Yar­roweyah by 21 points.

The home side Redeyes kicked a wayward 10.15 in what coach Ste­wart Craig de­scribed as ‘‘a dis­ap­point­ing day out’’.

‘‘They (Blighty play­ers) cer­tainly put them­selves in the po­si­tion to win, but they couldn’t put it away,’’ he said.

‘‘We were within three points at three-quar­ter time.

‘‘I was still happy with the ef­fort though.

‘‘It’s pleas­ing to see the fel­las we had were will­ing to work hard, it’s just dis­ap­point­ing we didn’t put Yar­roweyah away.’’

De­spite the re­sult, the Redeyes re­tained fifth spot on the lad­der, still in front of Yar­roweyah through points per­cent­age.

Fi­nal score: Yar­roweyah 15.6 (96) de­feated Blighty 10.15 (75).

Yar­roweyah may have led at ev­ery change, but Blighty was still able to match the Grasshop­pers for most of the match.

The vis­i­tors jumped out to a three-point lead at quar­ter time, be­fore kick­ing four goals in the sec­ond term.

Blighty man­aged five goals in the third pe­riod to trail by less than a goal head­ing into the fi­nal change.

But the Hop­pers were too strong, slot­ting four goals to Blighty’s one in the fi­nal stanza to wrap up the win.

‘‘We had most of the play all day, but we didn’t con­vert,’’ Craig said.

‘‘The ef­fort was good, the boys gave ev­ery­thing they had.

‘‘When you see the boys give 100 per cent and have so much of the foot­ball, you knows the signs are still pos­i­tive.’’

Danny Clarke (three goals) and Brad Rob­son ( two goals) were Blighty’s best, along with young ruck­man Andy Pearn, Adam Dellwo, Jar­rod An­drews, skip­per Tris­tan Wil­son and Tim Moodie.

Jade O’Dwyer and Kee­gan Oliver mid­dled five goals each to be named among Yar­roweyah’s best.

Craig is hop­ing to get a few play­ers back for this week’s away clash with Pi­cola United.

‘‘We’ll see how we go. Pi­cola is never easy to beat, es­pe­cially down there,’’ he said.

‘‘To be hon­est, the lad­der isn’t some­thing I’m re­ally look­ing at.

‘‘All I know is if we win more matches than we lose over the next six weeks, we play fi­nals. If we don’t, we won’t be play­ing fi­nals.’’

Blighty was too strong for its vis­i­tors in the re­serves.

Fi­nal score: Blighty 10.12 (72) def. Yar­roweyah 3.2 (20).

Ben Littmann bagged four goals for Blighty, while Ash Bain and Cameron Schulz slot­ted two apiece. Craig Wool­ston, David Chalmers, Littmann, Heath Ri­naldi, Tim Hanns and Fran­cis Con­nolly were best for the home side.

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