Round 2 Review – Bond University vs Mayne & Jindalee
Football returned to The Canal on Saturday, after Round 1 was postponed this was the first time all three teams ran out in the yellow and blue for 2017.
The reserves boys got the day off to a great start with a spirited effort against a very strong Mayne outfit. With a significant portion of the team playing their first game together the boys bonded really well and put in a strong effort, but unfortunately couldn’t quite get the win. However, with some really strong performances from the likes of Luke Bird and Jack Rennex the future is extremely bright for the team.
The senior boys were led out by Steven Mahoney for the first time against the triple premiers from the old QFA North competition. The tempo was up from the very first bounce and it didn’t slow down the whole game. The boys put in a solid effort but unfortunately faded late in the fourth quarter to allow Mayne to kick away and get a decent lead on the sharkies. Great future potential shone through with some impressive performances across the board. A few big names still to return to the side so some exciting things lie ahead for the senior boys.
The women’s team closed out the day under new coach David Ashkar. The hard work in the pre-season certainly paid dividends, with the girls dominating the game from the first bounce. The girl’s setup behind the ball made it extremely difficult for Jindalee to get the ball past half way. However Bond’s inaccurate kicking in front of goals was the only thing holding them back from a blowout victory. There are promising signs all across the park with the women’s team who are certain to keep on improving as the season continues.
All three teams play Burleigh on the 23rd of April, with the easter weekend providing an extended break between rounds.
Reserves: Bond University 6.5-41 defeated by Mayne 7.9-51
Seniors: Bond University 10.9-69 defeated by Mayne 16.18-114
Women’s: Bond University 2.10-22 defeat Jindalee 2.3-15