RD4 REVIEW: Cats Claw Magpies


Small Forward Sam Jasper kicked 8 in the Cats 102 point victory.


An eye-catching 8 goal best on ground performance by small forward Sam Jasper highlights

the Round 4 in the ANZAC weekend clash at Sherwood.

In front of a larger than usual crowd at Chelmer, courtesy of Commemorative pre match

luncheon, those on hand witnessed a convincing performance by Broadbeach who led from

start to finish to eventually run out 102 point victors.

In the first two rounds of the season, the players have on occasions particularly early in

matches in their eagerness to move the ball quickly, made errors providing the opposition

chances on turnover. However, on Saturday despite the narrow confines, the ball use by

foot was a feature. Recruit Lucas JELLYMAN-TURNER had plenty of it early and continued his excellent form being clean and decisive by foot, setting up several forays forward. Riley

WINTER was providing an excellent target forward kicking 2 in the opening quarter and

probably could have received a couple of free kicks for what appeared to be chop of the

arms. Nonetheless, the score line of 5.5 to 1.2 at the first break and the style of play

would’ve pleased the coaching staff.

In the second 1/4, the boys piled on 3 including a nice long bomb by Al RAYNER early to

blow the game open before a lapse in concentration and intensity allowed 3 quick goals by

the Maggies. Pleasingly however the Cats were able to get the game back on their terms

late in the half.

A fired up opposition came out with a physical approach that pushed the boundaries early in

the third term that paid some dividends, however the Cats prevailed kicking the final 11

goals for the match. Sam JASPER kicked 5 goals in the last 40 minutes of the match to finish

with 8 in a sensational display in only his 3rd match for the club, whilst ARMO, possibly not

as dominant through the middle of the ground still chimed in with 4.

Reigning Best and Fairest Winner Max LOWER was back to his best form, a beneficiary of the great work by PICKERING who had his best game for the club. Late inclusions Al RAYNER and X McMAHON were also very serviceable, and Brad LOWE who is in super form despite an interrupted pre-season has a very pleasing habit of becoming a dominant player particularly in the second half of matches.


SHERWOOD 7.8.50

BROADBEACH 23.14.152

Goal Kickers: S. Jasper 8, T. Armitage 4, R. Winter 3, N. Burton 2, A. Rayner 2, B. Lowe, F. Brown, M. Selsby, B. Erickson

Best Players: S. Jasper, R. Pickering, S. Weddell, L. Jellyman-Turner, B. Lowe, M. Selsby


In the reserves fixture, a number of key outs late in the week hampered preparations.

Ben HANCOCK did well, once being switched to the back half, and recruit Jacob WELSH’s

physical presence a feature, with several bone jarring hits. Jock THOMPSON continues to be

rewarded for excellent training habits by once again featuring in the best.

Coach Abercrombie was still up beat after the game. Coaches and team had a positive chat

after the game and identified areas to work on at training. The entire group is looking

forward to the Surfers Paradise game at home this coming Sunday.

The colts overcame the loss of several key players to injury early in the game to record their

first win under Coach Matt “Crackers” Dwyer. Hamilton Howard, son of Broadbeach junior and senior player and former Adelaide Crows, West Adelaide and Broadbeach Cats player

Dean Howard was best afield.

Congratulations also to our women’s side, edging out Morningside in a thriller at SUBARU

oval. Jessica HARVEY showed nerves of steel to guide a set shot through to seal the game

with 20 seconds remaining on the clock. Sophie BALCOME and Mackenzie FARMER were

powerhouses all day down back and Maddie GAULT lived up to the pre-season hype with a

great performance.

The women’s development squad were defeated in their first hit out together as a team, but

showed some encouraging signs for the season ahead.

We look forward to a huge home crowd this Sunday the 2nd May when we take on local

rivals Surfers Paradise at Subaru oval.


RESERVES

Sherwood 11.7.73

Broadbeach 7.9.51


COLTS

Sherwood 6.8.44

Broadbeach 8.8.56


Womens Div 1

Broadbeach 5.2.32

Morningside 5.1.31


Womens Div 2

Broadbeach 0.0.0

Jimboomba 7.14.56