RD2 '18: Demons vs Lions (Social)
Ray "Bubba" Wright |
South London Demons 8.9.57 def Bounds Green Lions 6.1.37
Round 2 saw the Super 3s take on the Lions who were our opponents in last seasons Grand Final. The team knew that this was going to be a tough match and it certainly proved to be exactly that.
Going into the game we had 9 changes from the previous week. We settled in well throughout the first quarter but unfortunately our goal kicking let us down and we couldn't push our advantage on the scoreboard. This trend continued across the second and third quarters as we were in an arm wrestle with the Lions. At three quarter time we had a challenge ahead of us with 5 players injured and a deficit of a goal to overturn. The last quarter proved to be a decisive one as our run and ambition brought the ascendancy our way and we kicked away to score 4 goals to zero in the last quarter.
All round it was a much improved performance by the team and we certainly found our rhythm in the last quarter. We had solid contributors across the park and some standout performances produced by Big Lachie in the ruck, Rob Dills with 3 goals from a half forward flank, a strong return by Brett Hoare as ruck rover, Crispy was extremely effective at full back and Boocky gave us plenty of run as a back pocket all match.
Quick shout out to the lads who were injured during the match and we wish them a speedy recovery. Also, a big thanks to the players who missed out on a game and got involved in umpiring, running water, team management and other tasks to support. Cheers guys!
Onwards and upwards to the Giants in round three!
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