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Cobra's Weekly Round Up


Round 13

this week.  

We host Kilcunda Bass this week and we are looking forward to another good contest in all grades. Kilcunda are a relatively new club and we always have a great hit out against them. .
 

2022 Coaches

We are also pleased to be able to announce the re-appointment of Shaun Sparks as our Senior coach. Shaun has impressed us this year with his dedication and passion for the role of senior club coach.

Darren Briggs has also agreed to coach the development team for next year as well. Darren has brought this team together well. Being the Development team coach is a very difficult role because Darren doesn’t know which players, he will have each week. Darren and Shaun both work closely together to ensure our style of play is consistent in both grades.

 

last week.

seniors.

Fresh off a bye we headed down the Bass coast to take on a Phillip island team that we hold in high regard so we knew todays encounter was going to be a great battle.

Unfortunately for our boys we looked like we were still on our bye week in the first quarter as Phillip island gave us a lesson in work rate/and toughness in the boggy conditions. Our backs were besieged from the first bounce. and did all that they could do with the inside 50 entries repelling many attacks.
With credit to our boys the coaches challenged the group at the quarter time break and the boys listened and responded straight away.

The 2nd quarter was even but ultimately Phillip Island kicked a couple late ones to lead at the halftime break. After halftime that 20-point margin was constantly dangling in front of us and Phillip island did what they needed to do in the 3rd and 4th to hold on and kick away late.

Our better players for the day were Luke Ryan in defence who was outstanding all day with his intercept marking. Billy Thomas in the ruck took the chocolates in the middle of the ground all day. Nathan Gardiner and Cory Machaya were dangerous all day and Lachlan Peluso the king of the one percenters was mopping up all day in our back half.

 

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development team.

In a big test for our side with Phillip Island 2nd on the ladder we entered the game full of belief and confidence.

The first quarter was played on Phillip Isand’s terms with their inaccurate kicking keeping us in the game. The second quarter was a real arm wrestle with neither team able to break away. In tough conditions both teams continued to give their all in the third quarter with Phillip Island extending their lead but leaving us with a sniff. The final quarter was hard fought and both teams gave there all with Phillip Island proving too strong in the end.

Our boys should gain confidence we can really match it with the top four teams in the finals. Nathan Villella showed glimpses how important he is to Cora Lynn. Sean Wilson and Tory Drew were rock solid in defence and Luke Foreman and Dylan Ross tried hard all day. 

thirds.

It was a very important game for both sides, Phillip Island were trying to line up their wins heading towards finals, we also had a keen eye on where we sat on the ladder and who was around us as well. We had a hard-fought game back in round one with Phillip Island, so we knew heading down to their ground wasn’t going to be easy.

Due to plenty of rain, it was a tricky deck to play on with some areas muddy and others quite nice. We were confident of a good showing even with a few ins and outs within the team. 

As mentioned earlier, the game was played at a very high standard considering the conditions, with both teams having periods of dominance or field position. There was only ever a goal or 2 difference between the two sides throughout the whole match, but Phillip Island always seemed to have the upper hand and was able to answer anything we threw at them.
Late in the last quarter we were able to be within one  goal on the scoreboard, even with playing one man short, however Phillip Island was able to get one more goal and make it a strong win for them.

The boys tried their hearts out all day and never gave in with many great performances. Caelan Addis & Ryder Milne were both pillars of strength for us in defence, intercept marking and saving us many times, Ben Baird was hard at it out on the wing and gave 100% all day, Olly Sail in the ruck worked tirelessly at every contest, BJ Broughton & Ashton Hermanus both adapted to the conditions well through the midfield and tried hard.

With no game next week for the Under 18’s, we prepare for our next hit out the week after against Garfield.

netball.

no netball reports this week

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RESERVES Ladder
THIRDS (U18) Ladder
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