Match Report – 16.2 – Game Date: 04/08/2018
BMFC 16.2: 1
BMFC Goal Scorers: Gus Langworthy
Player of the Match: Gus Langworthy
Match Report: We were at home for our first game in the 2018 Championship Rounds, against Colo who have given us a good contest each time this year.
It was a mighty fine start to the match when Gus slotted away a fine goal based on excellent build up play, in the first minute of play! We had the ball in the net on two other occasions in the first half only to be foiled by an offside call. Our team play was excellent meaning we had by far the better of the possession. Composure, precision passing and good decision making were the hallmark of our play. Free kicks within range gave us another couple of chances and showed how much were were dominating the play.
Half time was once again not our friend. Colo ‘parked the bus’ with 7 fullbacks and our boys became frustrated and seemed to lose composure in the midfield with some passing going astray with no pressure on. A long ball goal to Colo midway through the half had our heads down and playing a little nervously. Gus took a fine free kick from just outside the box which shaved the outside of the post. Things just weren’t going our way.
It could have been 4 nil which would have been a fair result, but a one all draw was the final result. Perhaps it just wan’t meant to be?
Gus earns man of the match with some fine attacking moves, an excellent goal, strong leadership, and some fine defensive work up front through winning contested balls on many occasions. Lachlan “Up a Drain Pipe” Jones was versatile and his precision passing and switching was often excellent. Imagine how good he’d be if he was allowed to wear his ‘tradie boots’!? Sean made some fine runs up the right hand side and Will Cooke and “Scooooooobes” were terrific in defence. Billy often threatened and Luke and Jacob were again rock solid in defence making some fine decisions when bringing the ball out. Will and Chris were tireless in the midfield and Robbie was fine in goals.
Next Saturday we head up to Summerheyes to take on Springwood. It is a must win game to make it through to the Final. We can go into this game with great confidence. I believe the boys deserve the chance to play against Blaxland for the title!