Surrey Park 9.4.58
A big danger game presented itself when the Cobras ventured to Surrey Park.
With so many key players on the sidelines, the match was a time to find out who has a little bit of ticker. The game started with intensity, and the Cobras knew they were in for a contest, with both sides attacking the footy quite hard. Jeremy Gillen started well in the midfield, with Troy Gread continually presenting up forward, and Sean Hanrahan patrolling down back.
The second quarter was again a tight affair, with two goals apiece from Surrey Park and the Cobras, and more hard footy being played. The Cobras went in to the long break trailling by 2 points.
After half time the Cobras started getting their game together, with some great passages of play. After starting down back, Andrew Baker provided spark and great offensive pressure up forward, laying 3 or 4 good tackles in the attacking 50 which resulted in goals. David Carroll’s run and goal right on the siren gave the Cobras all the momentum into the last quarter.
In the last quarter the Cobras ran over the top of the Panthers, who lost focus after the Cobras pulled away. Andrew Baker and Jake Rowe steadied the ship with good goals, and with 10 scoring shots to one, Canterbury pulled away to win comfortably.
Goal Kickers: J. Price 2, A. Baker 2, A. Mock, J. Rowe, D. Carroll, C. Mason, T. Gread, C. Aligizakis, S. Murphy, B. Peel, R. Walmsley.
Best Players: A. Baker, C. Mason, L. King, T. Gread, J. Gillen, D. Carroll.