Redbacks player Jason Wright prepares to snatch up the ball in the game against Lockyer Valley at Slade Park the weekend.
Redbacks player Jason Wright prepares to snatch up the ball in the game against Lockyer Valley at Slade Park the weekend. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Redbacks dominate one-sided match

IN a very one-sided game of AFL the Redbacks put Lockyer Valley to the sword.

The final score was Redbacks 38.17. (245) to Lockyer Valley 3.7. (25).

From the opening bounce the Reddies jumped the Demons, slamming on seven goals in the first ten minutes of the game.

Four of the goals came from the boot of Kurt “Hollywood” Heier who went on to kick a personal best of nine for the game.

The Reddies midfield was far too strong and far too fast.

LV immediately hit the panic button and resorted to some cheap, behind-the-play tactics.

Some excellent umpiring stamped that out of the game straight away and from that point the game flowed freely.

Aaron Lawlor was given far too much latitude by his direct opponent and was superbly fed the ball through the centre and helped himself to seven majors.

Credit where credit is due.

When the scoreboard was showing 12.13. (75) to 0.2 (2) at the first break, most teams would have switched off completely and stopped trying.

The Demons contested every part of the way and in the last quarter put together two very well constructed goals.

If there were a medal for heart and determination LV would have won it hands down.

The fact of the matter is the Redbacks were far too good in every position on the ground as individuals and overall as a team.

The Frankies on the Green award for players' player went to Alex Cutmore.

The victory has put the Redbacks firmly in second place with the best percentage in the competition.

Only a handful of players will boot up for next weekend owing to a Darling Downs bye.

The players are those selected in the AFL DD representative team to play Summerlands AFL, a team from the southern end of the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers of New South Wales.

The representative team is yet to be finalised, but it would be a fairly good guess to say Brendan Iles will captain the team.

The Redbacks juniors had some close games against Lockyer Valley and were victorious in all age groups.

 

Goal scorers: K Heier 9, A Lawlor 7, B Iles, J Wright, K Millard 4, C Peterson, A Bardsley 2, S Day, R Lawer, D Walker, M Sinkins, A Cutmore and C Scutts 1 each.

Best players: M Sinkins, A Cutmore, B Iles, K Heier, A Lawlor, T Chandler, K Millard, D Walker and C Scutts.



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