Ealing Emus - Report
Date: Saturday 16th June 2012 - Kick Off: 11:00
Ealing Emus 17.10. (112) DF Wimbledon Hawks 0.1. (1)
|Ealing Emus||112||vs||1||Balham Hawks|
Coaches Report from Jezza
The scoreboard simply told the full story of Ealing’s annihilation of Wimbledon Hawks.
Once again captain Whibbles used his tossing skills to win coin toss and select the end with a 5 goal wind. Early goals was the key to setting tone for the day. And the lads didn’t disappoint with centre domination from Scudds, Joel and the captain himself assisted 3 goals in the first 8 minutes of the match. Trav was strong across half forward taking marks and kicking 2 early goals, Matty also getting an early snag. The introduction of Fat Abo Furletti saw 2 more goals before quarter time. A 6 goal lead at quarter time was just the platform we needed to build for the game.
Kicking into the wind and the Emus didn’t relent, especially defensively. Effort to tackle, harass and win hard ball was brilliant. Backs didn’t have a lot to do, but managed to repel any forward movement by their opponents. Keeping Wimbledon goalless and kicking 3 goals ourselves, a near 10 goal half time lead had blown our opposition out of the water. Furletti had another 3 to his name to have 5 at half time. Talk of a 10 goal bag was mentioned…starting on the bench in 3rd quarter ended that, haha.
More goals in the third quarter, including quality ones by Todd and Matty were a stand out. Ray also cherry picked a goal millimetres from goal line from a Matty Scudds 50m ball burster. Again Wimbledon struggled to get anything against our defence, hard to when you have Ant, Marcus, Elvis, Ryno and Colm as their opponents, who have been solid all season. 80+ pts was the lead at 3 quarter time.
The final quarter must have been torture for Ealing’s opponents, but was just another quality display of footy into the find. Dave T again all day in the ruck was fantastic (rewarded with the ghost goal). Josh in his first game for the club found space and plenty of the pill to be show he will be a handy acquisition for the Emus. Ritin did his best to kick a goal via 6 behinds, very stiff hitting the post with one attempt. Scudds got just reward for a great game with the ‘goal of the match,’ although that is debatable.
A great 4 quarter performance, hard to fault anyone’s effort.