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Boys show grit at Dockers Cup grand finalPosted in on Friday, 6 July, 2018
Grand Final results
Round 1 – MCC 5.4 (34) lost to CBC 6.4 (40)
Round 2 – MCC 7.6 (48 defeated Sacred Heart 4.2 (26)
Round 3 – MCC defeated Emmanuel 4.2 (26)
Overall one of the best Dockers Cup teams to have competed in this event. Apart from the first half of the first game where we started slowly, we acquitted ourselves well and the skill level and talent is high. Some of the best performers of the day were:
- Austin Polmear – Worked tirelessly through the midfield for most of the day, giving the team numerous forward thrusts and winning contests with regularity.
- Toby Jenkins – Started forward, but provided some much needed hardness through the midfield when called upon. Also worked his way onto the scoreboard and took a few of the opposition to the candy shop. Polished effort from the young fella!
- Cooper Kelly – Our best forward who kept leading and contesting all day like his life depended on it. Reminded me of an in-prime Nick Riewoldt (former St Kilda captain) the way he moved around the ground.
- Bo Allan – An honourable mention to Ryan Bizzell, who was probably in the same category but Bo marked nearly everything that came his way, which suggested that he had super glue on his hands. His work on the ground never allowed the opposition to get in scoring positions. Couldn’t remember too many instances where he was beaten in the air or on the ground. Like the rest of the backline Bo was rock solid.
- Harrison Kop– A bit of a general in the backline who like Bo and Ryan won numerous contests in the defensive 50. Harry also managed to get his hands on the ball a lot in the forward half of the ground, showing off his attacking skills. The big leg Harry sunk into the ball every time ensured MCC cleared the area often.
Dhipa Kandel, Ryan Bizzell, Declan Spain and Tahj White – Not surprising that we had so many contributors, which is a large reason why we performed so well. Dhipa was crafty in the forward line along with Declan who gave us presence and quality ball use into the forward 50. Ryan was like a brick wall across half back and left his opponents crying because they couldn’t get the ball, while Tahj worked hard as an undersized ruckman, winning many contests around the ground and running the big boys from the opposition off their feet.
To finish 2nd out of 25 schools is a really strong effort that couldn’t have been achieved without the contribution from the 20 players selected to the squad. Be disappointed that we didn’t get the result we wanted, but also be proud of all the hard work you put in and the quality of football we produced over the last two weeks. Look forward to you all coming back next year for Year 8/9 Eagles Cup!
Mr Danny Chartres