Blitz Still on the Prowl

Camberwell Blitz 11  def  Malvern  3

For most young players and junior teams there comes a time when things that the coach has been saying for some time suddenly seem to seep into the mind and propel the body in ways not previously seen.  That happened for the Blitz on Saturday against Malvern.  Camberwell made a slow start to be behind early in the game with Malvern dominating the midfield and being much keener to go after loose balls.  A transformation came midway through the second quarter with Liam Campbell showing everyone how to go after and win groundballs.  Lachie Falconer-Boag got hot, winning face-offs and dodging well to net 3 goals and put the Blitz three up at the halftime break.

 

The second half produced some exciting team goals and much more determined defensive play and the results soon showed on the scoreboard.  Ashby turned Malvern back constantly and Campbell continued to dominate in defense.   Finn Whelen's hard midfield running was rewarded when he popped up for two goals and narrowly missed a third while Falconer-Boag continued his goal-scoring spree  with three more well placed shots.  Colby Gale blanketed the key Malvern attack player while Ashton Tubb played as goal-keeper for the first time and did well, keeping Malvern scoreless in the final term.

Scorers:  Falconer-Boag 6 goals 4 assists,  F. Whelen 2, N. McKenna 1 goal 3 assists, I. Bigaignon 1, E. Whelen 1

Best:  Campbell, N. Mc Kenna, Falconer-Boag

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