| Wendy Roberts |
Round 10 had Woodend/Hesket travel over to Rockbank on a very cold winter day.
With a good performance in the previous round by the B grade team, the correct line up was important to secure a win.
Knowing that Rockbank played a similar game to Broadford, the B Grade players were instructed to play a direct forward lead and to keep running onto the ball.
With well-timed leads in the Hawks' attacking end, Rockbank began to contact and be put out of play. This indirectly allowed Bonnie (GS) and Emily (GA) to build confidence with set plays. Timing of leads after the centre passes, had successful passes made between mid-court players, Chelsea (C) and Rylee (WA) onto Bonnie and Emily.
Internal passes inside the ring also allowed players to be closer to the post and score goals.
All players contributed in defense with Taylor (GD) and Alex MacDonald (GK) having already played her C Grade game. This created height and agility in the circle.
Tegan did an outstanding job during previous games, continued tagging in the WD position.
With all players standing in front of their player, as the ball came into Rockbank’s attacking end, the Woodend/Hesket defenders often intercepted passes that were not well placed. This was the result of its attackers also placing visual pressure on Rockbank when we lost possession in the attacking end.
With Taylor and Tegan driving through the centre after intercepting the ball, this also allowed for Rylee to be extremely effective driving on to the circle and successfully placing the ball into the circle.
With only one win registered for the season, the Hawks continued to work effectively through-out the four quarters. They wanted this win. No line up changes were made, because all seven players were carrying out their job and doing additional work.
Chelsea held the centre position, working extremely hard linking the backline into the attacking end. Rylee opened her vision and continually selected the right pass for the correct lead. Emily and Bonnie never stopped concentrating, as goals were scored.
Bonnie and Alex kept rebounding and with clearing leads out of defence saw well timed leads and passes fly through the centre court.
All the previous games played, had assisted the players, even though the lessons were hard to accept at the time. With this win on the scoreboard, it also confirmed that working together is also a win.
Well done ladies, you have worked hard for this win. Enjoy the feeling of a team effort resulting in success. Go Hawks!
Last Modified on 25/06/2019 17:17