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Bull Sharks leave Roos out of bounds.

Ollie Burrows Cheng
Oliver Burrows-Cheng 

 

The Bull Sharks rediscovered their mojo with all four teams recording strong wins against the Robina and Maroochydore Roos at the weekend.

QFA 

Bull Sharks v Robina:

Bull Sharks won 12.17 (89) – 1.8 (14)

Best: Kain Ford, Liam Viney, Tom Ferguson, Hunter Booth, Nick Bare, Oliver Burrows-Cheng

Goals: Tom Ferguson 3, Oliver Burrows-Cheng, Matthew Smith, Sam Bowen 2, Felix Packer, Mitch Dell, Nathan White 1. 

Where it was won: 

Like most weeks and games, Bond gained the early ascendancy through the midfield. One of coach Hart’s clear messages for the game and throughout the session has been to start games with high energy. Aggressive strong voice, celebrate teammate’s efforts and maintain disciplined starting points. All these aspects were done very well early in the game and flowed on throughout. 

The highlight: 

Liam Viney was a standout. He played a very high-level game. His line breaking and elite efficiency put teammates in very good positions which opened the game right up. It was his most complete game for the season so far and was acknowledged post-game during the debrief. He’s in terrific form at the moment.

What made you happy:  

Winning is certainly a catalyst for enjoyable footy. Over the last few weeks in particular the group genuinely look like a team that are enjoying their footy and the success of their teammates. The high team care approach the coaching staff have embedded in the group is certainly showing in their performances.     

Bull Sharks Football:

A fierce attack on the footy and the opposition was the common thread again this week and set the game up early. Our ability to move the ball quickly and outrun the opposition was also a major highlight against Robina. 

The work to do:  

We will have quite a few sore players given the conditions on the weekend which means a download week will be the order of the day to prepare for a few very solid weeks against quality opposition. 

Trademark Player: 

It’s hard to go past Sam Brooks this week. Small in stature, he burrows in with very little care of the consequences. He’s a very popular member of the team who was also recognised post-game for his work. The little big man with the helmet certainly plays the Bull Sharks way.

Reserves: 

Bull Sharks won 23.11 (149) – 0.2 (2) 

Best: Adam Forward, Ryan Cook, Blake Spencer, Jack Mitchell, Hamish Furphy, Kane Peeters

Goals: Kane Peeters, Hamish Furphy 4, Hayden Carthew-Zimmer, Jack Mitchell 3,Max Quinn, Blake Spencer 2, Adam Forward, Dean Hepburn, Hudson Fogarty, William Blyth, Ryan Cook. 

QAFLW

Bull Sharks v Maroochydore: 

Bull Sharks won 11.9 (75) – 0.2 (2). 

Best: Christy Landwehr, Shannon Nolan, Ella Calleja, Jasmyn Davidson, Courtney Sexton, Imogen Evans

Goals: Isabella Iverach 3, Christy Landwehr 2, Shannon Nolan, Abbey Bevan, Leah Kaslar, Imogen Evans, Isabelle Lowe, Paris Lightfoot. 

Where it was won: 

Our girls dominated the possession count as well as clearances which translated into some quality forward 50m entries. We were able to restrict Maroochydore to two behinds for the day which was an excellent defensive performance.

The highlight:

After 10 seasons as a player at Bond, our Captain Paris Lightfoot kicked her first ever goal. It was a set shot from 35m out and understandably the celebrations were raucous.

What made you happy: 

After a poor showing the previous week, we were able to respond strongly, and it was an even team performance across all facets of the game. Our defensive mechanisms and in particular our frontal pressure on the opposition ball carrier was super.

Bull Sharks Football: 

Our ability to compete in and around stoppages was very strong. We were able to get multiple repeat entries off our forward pressure and midfield structure. Our use of the ball by hand and foot off the line was much better than in previous weeks.

Work to do: 

We are searching for some level of consistency in our mindset and ability to match it with the top sides in contested ball and pressure.

Trademark Player:

Tahlia Meyer was a welcome inclusion into the team after missing last week’s game due to family commitments. She adds much needed footy smarts and experience as well as elite running capabilities to our forward line and midfield. 

Reserves.

Bull Sharks won 12.8 (80) – 2.1 (13) 

Best: Jessica Nguyen, Georgia Johnson, Chelsea Cooper, Georgia Wakefield, Poppy Priestley, Jessica McLean

Goals: Poppy Priestley 7, Miklayla Sekac 2, Georgia Johnon, Chiara Nyhuis, Tara Radford. 

With Andy Lovell

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