With numbers down for the first time in a long, long while. Rovers and East Malvern took to the ground with 14 players.
We knew our opponents were good, but we went into the game with some plans. (Thank you Tamsyn for taking the ruck.) There’s nothing like mixing it up a bit.
Our opponents were good, in fact very good, so we tried to keep it simple and match them any way we could.
Steph was absolutely outstanding taking mark after mark both defending and attacking.
Katy B was on an electric opponent and worked extremely hard to stop her.
We had Buddy back shaking off her concerns from her broken nose. She took an exceptional mark and worked her way back into footy.
Tilly showed us how to swivel around an opponent as good as Eddie Betts.
Annie ran and ran again.
There is no doubt they were impressive to watch.
Time after time when we have been beating opponents we’ve noticed how they can start to bicker among themselves. It was the opposite for us. The more we were challenged the more supportive and positive our girls became.
No doubt we will face some stern tests in the remaining weeks. If we continue to get to training and games and be so positive towards each other we will go a long way to being better for the experience. It’s what great teams do.
Thanks Ali for getting there to support teammates and bringing your gear just in case. Thank you to Greta also for trekking across town.
Dave Lever for being trainer. I think it was our first injury free game.
Sal for kindly running water while also looking after her mum.
Well done again Chris being the runner and asst coach.
To all the parents for cheering and supporting and offering advice.
A huge thanks to the girls for bringing such positive vibes. You are a dream to coach.
Thank God the Pies won.
Final score, we lost: 131 – 6