Park Orchards 15.11.101
The Cobras hosted Park Orchards for the first time at the Snake Pit, with the home team looking to make up for the Round 1 defeat away. The Cobras started well, and were up at quarter time.
A damaging second quarter from the Sharks cost the Cobras dearly, with seven goals to one in the term proving the real difference on the scoreboard at the end of the day. Despite three goals from Brent Isles, some great run and carry from Carroll, Harding and Augustinus, and tireless ruck work from Richard Gates, the Cobras couldn’t peg back the deficit.
A special mention goes out to Levi King whose consistency has been a shining light for Canterbury in season 2012.
Goal Kickers: B. Isles 3, B. Peel 2, J. Harding, J. Rowe, A. Baker, R. McDonald.
Best Players: R. Gates, J. Lomax, L. King, M. Augustinus, D. Carroll, J. Harding.
Park Orchards 10.12.72
The reserves welcomed back some former Canterbury regulars in Andy Winn and Nick Ardley, for the 100th match of Cobra veteran Shaun Kelly. A slow start cost the Cobras not for the first time this season, with four goals to zero in the first term making it difficult for the Cobras to make inroads throughout the day.
Andrew Mack provided his regular rock solid defensive efforts, with support from Troy Finnin. Kelly chipped in with two goals, as did Lachy Giles, but it wasn’t enough to take the points at home. Justin Perillo continued to provide his weekly highlight reel, and pushes for senior selection along with Clayton Skate.
Goal Kickers: L. Giles 2, S. Kelly 2, J. Perillo, N. Ardley.
Best Players: A. Mack, S. Kelly, J. Perillo, T. Finnin, L. Giles, C. Skate.