Under 19's match Report:
ROUND 1 - CAULFIELD GRAMMARIANS VS. OlD xaverians
Caulfield 10 - 7 - 67 Defeated by Old Xaverians 17 - 14 - 116
CGFC BEST PLAYERS:
The boys were certainly anxious as to whether they were good enough to be in Premier Division this year. After two consecutive premierships in Division 1 its hard not to think we weren't good enough.
The 1st quarter didn't start too well with Spielvogel and Webster coming off with ankle injuries (returning soon after) within 5 minutes however the fields settled in well and kicked into what appeared to be the non scoring end. Ball was the recipient of some good ball use up the field and slotted a nice goal on the run from the pocket. It was an even quarter and we mostly kept our structures with McEvoy using the ball very well and Allen and Levin were very solid in the back half. At quarter time the fields were up by 4 points.
Xavs 2nd quarter was instrumental in shaping the outcome of the game. A 6 goal to 2 quarter allowed them to lead by 21 points at half time. Webster was back giving drive with Potgieter and kennedy in the ruck was giving us a presence.
The second half Xav's kicked 9 goals to 5 to win by 49 points. That margin probably didn't truly reflect the closeness of the contest. A few lapses in concentration and Xav's had some good outside ball carriers that made the difference.
What was pleasing was the difference in performance between the De La practice match to this game, gone were the silly errors and turnovers.
The team left the field knowing that they belong and can compete in Premier Division.