Accuracy hurts Redeyes
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.