Originally written by Hana Layley
CAVENDISH travelled to Sandford on Saturday for what we all knew was going to be a very physical game.
Sandford had a shaky start to the game, but finally managed to get the ball to Shannon Emmerton who finished off well with a goal.
Cavendish followed up with three quick goals which got the Village boys worried however, team captain Mathew Treglown did not stop trying in defence which was inspirational to all his team mates.
Quarter time score was Sandford 1.2.8 to Cavendish 5.3.33
In the second quarter Sandford midfielders, Ian Gilcrist, Daniel Hackwill, Luke Robinson and Tom Emmerton showed great midfield pressure, which enabled the forwards to kick five goals to Cavendish’s one.
The Village outscored Cavendish for that quarter with the score board showing, Sandford 6.6.42 to Cavendish 6.7.43.
The third quarter saw great defensive pressure from Cavendish which resulted
in Sandford only kicking one goal for the quarter to Cavendish’s four.
Three quarter time score was Sandford 7.8.50 to Cavendish 10.9.69.
The score at the end of the third term showed that Sandford still had a chance of coming back, but the Bloods were too good for Sandford kicking four goals to Sandford’s two.
Full time score saw Sandford 9.11.65 to Cavendish 13.10.88.
Goal kickers for Sandford were Kym Eagleson 4, Shannon Emmerton 3, Daniel Hackwill Tom Emmerton 1.
Better players for the day were Tim Longhurst, Luke Robinson, Daniel Hackwill, Ryan Povey, Andrew Russell and Mathew Treglown.
Sandford have a good bunch of talented players this year, and next week’s game
against Tyrendarra is sure to be a good one.
*Reserves – From the Bench
Sandford welcomed Cavendish to the Village for our first home game. Cavendish wasted no time getting a score on the board and took control from the first bounce.
The pressure was on our defence. Constantine, Twardowski and Gunningham worked well together to keep the Village in the game.
McKinnon on the wing and Sherridan in the ruck were both doing well which enabled Wright to boot our first goal. Sandford 1-3 Cavendish 5-4
In the second quarter Sandford regained their stride, playing much better football.
Sherridan, McKinnon Hutchins and Jamieson were able to get the ball into the forwards resulting in two goals by Newton.
The Village boys were just in touch but were finding it difficult to gain ground.
Cavendish made the most of its opportunities, marking our shots at goal on the line. Two quick Cavendish goals late in the quarter were very costly.
Sandford 3-7 Cavendish 9-8.
The Village boys started the third quarter well, pushing forward through Beever, Jamieson and Hutchinson.
McGrath made a great tackle and passed to Newton who marked and goaled. Wright then snuck through Cavendish’s defence to convert.
Again Constantine, Gunningham and Sherridan were showing the way out of defence.
Sandford had most of the play for the quarter and were able to hold Cavendish.
Sandford 6-9 Cavendish 12-11
Jaimison started the last quarter with a long goal. Sandford was playing with passion and possession.
Hutchins and Herron created opportunities up forward. This was another great effort from Constantine and Twardowski in defence.
The Village boys out scored Cavendish in the last quarter with a great team effort and took the game up to a very strong Cavendish side.
Sandford 9-10 Cavendish 14-12
Sandford’s best were Mark Sherridan, Dean Jamieson, Matt Constantine, Pete Huthchins, Matt Gunningham, Shannon Herron, and the coach’s award went to Simon Wright.