- No Under 18’s
- Development League game was played at 4:45pm
Launceston 8.13.61 def by Devonport 17.11.113
Goal Kickers (Launceston): J. Dyer 2, J. Rice 2, J. Harris , J. Bonney , R. Sergeant , J. Groenewegen
Goal Kickers (Devonport): R. Keep 3, K. Pitchford 3, A. McNab 3, B. Sharman 2, B. Deverell , S. Hess , M. Sheehan , T. Gavralas , J. Johnson , A. Flannery
Bests (Launceston): T. Claridge, J. Dyer, J. Groenewegen, J. Rice, J. Smith
Bests (Devonport): K. Griffiths, P. Crowden, B. Sharman, W. Rakei, K. Pitchford, A. McNab
Very disappointing day today for the Blues, going down to Devonport by 52 points.
In what is an encouraging but frustrating stat line, we had 69 more possessions and 10 more inside 50’s than the Magpies, but were just not accountable enough and didn’t capitalise on chances when they were there. Not to take anything away from Devonport though, who were certainly more skilful than us this afternoon, never stopped running all day.
Tom Claridge was magnificent all day with 34 touches and 18 marks with Jack Dyer pushing him for best on ground for the Blues never giving up all day to finish the game with 26 disposals, 5 marks, 1 goal and a game high of 13 tackles.
Joe Groenewegen was again dominant in the ruck, whilst Jake Rice and Jake Smith certainly held there own today and were combatant throughout the game. Ricey getting back on the goal scorers list kicking 2.4.
Unfortunately we lost Joe Krushka mid way through the 2nd quarter, which adds to the couple we lost mid-week at training.
Hopefully we should regain Beau Green, Brennan Savage, Thomas Holmes and Brayden Pitcher next week for our trip to Burnie with Casey Reissig and Curtis Murfet still uncertainty due to school football.
Launceston 8.4.54 def by Devonport 17.13.115
Goal Kickers (Launceston): J. Duffy 3, J. Wright 2, B. Willes , R. Lawrence , R. Sheppard
Goal Kickers (Devonport): B. Kendall 4, S. Jaffray 4, J. Robertson 2, J. Tammens , L. Bissett , J. Frankcombe , W. Huxtable , J. Smith , J. Wicks , A. O”Donnell
Bests (Launceston): T. Holmes, M. Robertson, J. Griffiths, J. Wright, C. Verhulst
Bests (Devonport): J. Robertson, S. Jaffray, L. Bissett, J. Smith, A. Clements, S. Lutwyche