Round 2: Douttas at Home (Martin Reserve)
Pascoe Vale 15.10- 100 Def Doutta Stars 8.9-57
In a game with many sub plots the boys were keen to grow and improve from round one. We had worked on our ball movement, execution and some small structural changes during the week. The boys were briefed about how aggressive, intent and active the opposition had been in week 1 and there was a focus on controlling the elements that we could. Our focus was on improving our execution of the plan, minimising errors, turnovers and making the opposition defend.
We controlled the contested ball and pressured the opposition in the first two quarters to control the flow of the game. Our midfield and forward line pressured the ball carrier extremely well and this allowed for numerous turnovers and scoring opportunities. Our connection from midfield to forward was better but still required some tweaking. Some notable players in the first half were Polizzi, Allen, Ogden, Forbes, and our whole back six limited the opposition to one mark inside fifty in a half .
As the game wore on the standard from both sides dropped a little and much of the half time lead was maintained goal for goal. An improvement across the board from round 1 to 2 and great to get our first win for 2019. Great to have Sean Gregory play his first game for the club , back from Williamstown VFL and the return or our co skipper Luke Foster and speedster in Josh Cauchi
Key players : Cellini, Allen, Polizzi, Economou, Ogden, Archer.