Round 2 – OPS v BFields
Another fantastic day, weather wise, and all involved were really looking forward to a good game.
This match was another opportunity for our side to learn and practise our skills, while also getting used to playing together. We had something to address from last week’s match and this was our major focus going into the game.
We won the toss and decided to kick against a reasonably strong wind. Both teams started really well, playing good, hard and fair footy. The wind seemed to be the only difference between the two sides, with BFields clearly in front at quarter time. The second quarter was our chance with the breeze and it proved a copy of the first, with both side really cracking in and playing well and the wind clearly helping us to even up the scoreboard.
The third quarter was probably going to decide the contest, as it usually does. We started the quarter very well and were starting to really get on top. We managed to kick a terrific team goal against the wind late in the quarter to hit the front for the first time. Unfortunately, two outstanding kicks and the help of the wind yet again, enabled them to get two late goals and go into three quarter time a couple of goals in front.
The final quarter was an old fashioned arm wrestle. Plenty of ball ups and heaps of tackles. We were unable to break clear at any stage and when they kicked one against the flow, it was game over.
Overall, a super contest and a great team effort from the OPS team. More importantly our sportsmanship was perfect.
OPS – 3 – 8 – 26
BFields – 5 – 8 – 38
Goals – Jordan N, Heath S, Ryan.
Best – Jordan N, Heath S, Dale, Luke, Brayden.