CATS HOLD ON TO CLAIM 4 POINTS

With half the season done and dusted, it was essential that we started of the second half of the year with a win!

It was a huge day against Caroline Springs, it was Past Players day and Jacob Greens 300th game.

In the first quarter the boys came out firing with Marty Dufty getting the first of the game followed by 300 gamer Jacob Green getting his first, this was followed up by goals to Finco, Kymmy Taylor and Kev Upton, our midfield was firing on all cylinders as Johnathan O'Brien and Josh Michetti were at there usual best, O'Brien palmed one down to Bench who ran out of the centre and from the 50 kicked his first just before the quarter time siren! Heading into the first break the boys had a 17 point lead, 6.1 37 to 3.2.20.

​The second quarter was slow with only one goal to Todd Finco,
Jacob Green getting chaired off after his 300th game.
Photo- Cody Bench Photography
​​​​​​​​​​ our defence stood up when it counted, Patty Savage was strong back there all day as was Jason Butina who had the tough task playing on Brian Lake who only managed 3 goals for the day, Butina was great all day and lead the way down back with Chris Halliwell and James Thompson also playing well down back!  Into half-time we had a 9 point lead, 7.3.45 to 5.6.36.

Into the third term and once again there werent too many goals kicked with Todd Finco getting his third for the game and Kym Taylor getting his second! Our defence once again held strong and denied the visitors, keeping them to only 2 goals for the quarter, going into the last break we had a 13 point lead, 9.9.63 to 7.8.50.

Heading into the last term we need something special from our on ballers, Sean Moyle, Mitch Wilson, Chris O'Keefe and Josh Bench all stood up, early goals to Moyle and James Taylor kept us going, but Caroline Springs werent going away easy, with only 10 minutes remaining they came within a solitary point, this was when our midfielders had to stand up and that they did, with less than 10 minutes to go, Bench roved the beautiful ruck work of O'Brien who then ran forward and hit up a leading Todd Finco, Todd went back and kicked truly giving us a 7 point lead! Then minutes later James Taylor got on the end of one and kicked his second of the game and we were 13 point winners! 

We now move onto next week where we face old rivals Sunshine at Sunshine! Make sure you get down there and help get the boys over the line!

Goals- Finco 4, K.Taylor 2, J.Taylor 2, Bench, Dufty, Green, Moyle, Upton

Best- Bench, Savage, Butina, Dufty, Finco, Green

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