Old Ivanhoe vs Marcellin (Reserves)
The Round 4 clash against Marcellin was much awaited. Both sides were undefeated, the only two teams to have won all three opening games. Only percentage separated the two teams, with Marcellin holding top spot thanks to a slightly superior before and against differential.
Conditions were overcast and breezy, with as usual, the river end favoured. Kicking with this breeze, OI was on the board early with a fine snap from James Kandiliotis. Marcellin, however, took control for much of the quarter, with their run and carry cause for some concern. At ¼ time Marcellin (2.3.15) held a handy 9-point buffer over OI (1.0.6).
The 2nd quarter saw a complete turnaround and a lift in intensity and accountability. The boys took complete control, adding three goals and keeping their opponents goalless. At half time the 9-point deficit had been turned into a slender 5-point lead (3.5.23 to 2.6.18).
The uncompromising brand continued into the 3rd quarter, with the boys managing to again hold their opponents goalless, whilst adding a further two majors. By ¾ time the lead had been extended to 19 points with OI 5.9.39 to Marcellin 2.8.20. The final quarter saw the team comfortably hold its lead to finish 15-point winners 6.12.48 to 4.9.33.
An excellent coaching effort by Darren, having exhorted the team to make sure that accountability and the “one percenters” were paramount.
There were many fine contributors on the day. In no particular order, the following players all featured amongst the best.
Down back, Michael Golden and Andrew Paine provided great calmness and stability and always seemed to be in the right positions to turn back our opponent’s forward entries. Also across the back line, Tyson Deane was relentless with the pressure he applied and must surely have laid in excess of 10 bone jarring tackles. Tiger Nagel continued his fine form following his B.O.G performance last week, again reading the play superbly.
Around the engine room Anthony Stenta led by example, ably assisted by Charlie Hogg and Ben Leach, with Jackson Powell dominating on his wing. Josh Begeman, Ash Steer (2 goals) and Nick Marshall (2 goals) added polish and desperation up forward, with all three making sure the ball remained in the forward line for lengthy periods.
Following this win, we sit on top of the ladder, being the only team with a clean scoresheet. Well done boys!
Old Ivanhoe Grammarians
Best Players: T. Deane, M. Golden, A. Stenta, B. Leach, A. Paine, A. Steer
Best Players: L. MacKie, N. Whelan, T. Dennis, M. Hamblin, J. Cunningham, Z. Tolley
|May 4, 2019||11:40 am||Reserves||2019|
|Irvine Rd, Ivanhoe|