August 3, 2019, 4:45 pm
|Yarra Valley OB||0.1-1||0.3-3||0.6-6||1.6-12|
|Yarra Valley OB||90 - 108|
|Yarra Valley OB||50 - 111|
|St Bedes/Mentone Tigers||64 - 41|
The Renos headed back to Doncaster for the replay of last week’s match on a dry, dim lighted ground for a chance to go straight into the grand final.
The team got there early to cheer on the NOBS who coincidentally were playing at the same ground. The large and very vocal group of Renegade supporters enjoyed seeing the come from behind win.
The NOBS lined up at the race and the Renos ran out to a roaring applause, ready to hit the ground running.
Monday night the team had met to discuss how we could shutdown Yarra and what we could do better as a team. Safe to say the meeting paid off and we stopped their quick hands and ability to find space.
We came out strong and got an early goal through JB to set the tone. Unfortunately Disco got injured in the 1st passage of play and we are awaiting scans.
Mad Dog, Bleichy and Clarky were instrumental through the midfield, in and under every contest and wrapping up Yarra whenever they got the ball.
Our Captain got the honour of being tagged for the whole game due to her dominance the previous week against Yarra, “Who’s got 24?” was a phrase heard from the bench time and time again.
The forward line was great with their zones and attack, they guarded their space and locked the ball in our 50 at every opportunity. Another goal by Caitlin got us a little breathing room leading into the second half.
Palombi and Sticky worked hard in the ruck all game against a much taller opponent, whilst the backline was instrumental again lead by Flicka and Pia.
Ned was flat out running rotations for Maddie with 6 on the bench and wanting to keep all legs fresh.
Ryan kept a cool head when Coach Hennessy was thinking dejavu when Yarra lifted in the 4th.
The supporters were amazing and could be heard across the ground. And the cheer when the final siren sounded was allegedly heard back in Brunswick. Inviting all our team mates, friends and family into the circle to sing the song was fantastic!
It was a strong team effort from a group that never gave up and believed in themselves. There will no doubt be a few sore heads today after celebrating at our wonderful sponsor The Vic!
We now have the week off before heading to the big dance in a fortnight. Very exciting times ahead!!!
Doncaster Rd and Leeds St, Doncaster East VIC