The were some great passages of play, signs of running and supporting play in line with game plan that Adam Bruni has been implementing from day one. Most importantly the “effort” was evident. We got better as the matches progressed which was also very encouraging.
Based on that performance Round 1 is looking very good indeed and we are set for a ripper season in 2015.
Here's what the Coaches had to say:
Adam Bruni - Really great hit out. Plenty of positive signs heading into round one. Work rate was terrific, keep building momentum for 2 weeks time.
Jamie Arnold - It was perfect weather for football as a pride of lions made their way to St Helena to compete in a triangular practice match with Plenty Valley and Northern. The day started extremely well with Coburg snaring the most favourably part of the change rooms!!!
The aim of the day was to blow out the cobwebs, give every one a good run and put some of our training into practice.
We started slowly against some stronger opposition, but the effort was always there. There were reiterations at the break about continuing the effort, hunting in numbers, running to support and providing plenty of voice.
No scores were kept, but the day worked out fairly evenly across all three teams - the highlights included goals by Carlo and a pearler from the new king of the u-turn Pete Cummins. Also, Luca's work in the ruck early was great.
There were a lot of great positives to come out of the day, but the key was the willingness by the playing group to take on the message from Adam. If we continue the improvement that we saw though the day we're in for a good year.
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