Another mixed bag in Round 2 with 3 of our 5 sides getting the chocolates.
Our Senior Women made history on the weekend as the first team in club history to win a game in Premier B Section of the VAFA.
Heading out to Yarra Valley to face the winless Bushrangers it was a confident start from the Bloods with plenty of run and carry setting up 3 first quarter goals.
More of the same continued for the rest of the game as the drier conditions suited our fast ball movement style.
It was wonderful to see a return to our structures which served us so well last season and will do so again in 2022.
Meg Dargan was simply enormous through the middle of the ground in what will surely be the last ever time she isn’t manned up for an entire game.
Holly Spicer also kicked 4 goals in a searing return to form.
A week off before we face the ladder leading Old Scotch in Round 3.
After a brilliant win in Round 1 it was up to the men to continue their strong form against big improvers Bulleen Templestowe.
It was a slow start after winning the toss and kicking with a strong breeze we didn’t capitalise.
It was more of the same in the 3rd when with the win we kicked 1 goal 10 behinds.
Luckily the final term against the wind we really stood up and kicked 4 goals to 1 to seal a 20 point victory and are now sitting 2-0 with Powerhouse to come after Easter.
A win against Powerhouse will really set up our season and we must continue to win all matches played at Bloods Stadium.
The 2 Josh’s were in the best with Josh Glennie in the guts and Josh Clinton across half forward playing well.
The Reserves bounced back well after the disappointment of Round 1 beating the Bullants by 90 points.
There is still room for improvement but Coach Paul Marsh was proud of his charges.
Jaycob Baxter left all in his wake kicking 7 majors.
Once again the Reserves Women decision making under pressure let them down with too many rushed kicks and turnovers leading to a 25 point loss.
There is plenty of talent within this squad so once it all clicks it will be exciting to see the wins start stacking up.
1.8.14 means there were plenty of opportunities in front of goal and overall the game was quite even so if we clean up a few of the errors we should be winning come Round 3.
Hannah Virgona ran all day in the middle and Em Box and Amelia Rees provided good targets up forward.
Coming up against the benchmark of the competition the Young Bloods were always going to have their work cut out for them.
A brilliant second quarter meant we hit half time leading by 4 points and with our tails well and truly up.
Unfortunately a big second half from Glen Eira meant a 30 point loss but we’ll take a lot of confidence from the game and we know that our best football is well and truly good enough.
Best players were Nicosia and Box while Paddy Dunne kicked 4 snags.