Ferntree Gully 14.19.103
Canterbury hit the road to a bright but frosty Ferntree Gully, looking to chalk up their second win of the season. It was a slow start though for the Cobras, with 13 scoring shots to the Eagles in the first quarter, which without their inaccurate kicking, could have put the match beyond reach early on. Joel Harding put in a solid shift in the first quarter, earning the hard ball.
The second quarter was evenly balanced, with 3 goals per team, including a fantastic weaving run from Cam McCasker finishing in a major.
The Cobras had the chance to fight back to level terms in the third quarter, but it was their inaccurate kicking this time around (4 goals 7 points) that let them down. Without key forwards Brett Johnson and Brent Isles, the Cobras finished the game with only one multiple goalkicker, and struggled for a forward focus. Rohan Walmsley dominated in the midfield.
In the last quarter the Cobras couldn’t quite pin back the Eagles, despite the strongest efforts from Richard Porter, and excellent forward pressure and goals from newcomer Cameron Mason.
Goal Kickers: C. Mason 2, R. Gates, J. Gillen, M. Cassidy, J. Rowe, T. Gread, C. Aligizakis, C. McCasker, M. Augustinus.
Best Players: C. Mason, B. Peel, C. McCasker, S. Hanrahan, M. Cassidy, J. Rowe.