Coming off a huge win over that Dapto Stallions the previous week the Ulladulla Dockers were going into last weekend’s games with confidence.
A big thank you to the Dockers senior sponsors who put the boys on the paddock week to week.
Playing at home against the Port Kembla Blacks last Saturday saw the Dockers come into the game with 12 players unavailable.
Lucky to have such a great pool of 17’s to fill the holes, the Dockers played with 17 and no interchange whilst the Blacks played with 17 and five interchange.
Hard from the first bounce, it was pretty even for the first quarter with new player Michaela Ricketts scoring several times in his very first game of AFL to put the Dockers up by 18 points at the first break.
A few team changes saw Jordan Clough back for 2016 going into the hole in defence where he had a blinder.
I hope there was a cure for leather poisoning as he would have needed it.
As usual Mitch Hancock, Matt Thomo and Jake Hardy led the charge for the centre with Kempy and Coley taking advantage of everything that come their way through the game.
Other major players who contributed on the day were Stretch, Donny, Jimmy H, Liam Ryan and Paul Beer.
But as anyone can tell you there is no ” I” in team and all players make a team.
Port Kembla hit hard and lucky enough the umpires protected the man through the game which saw the Dockers with more ball at every contest.
Tyler Marks, Kelsey, Jacob Montgomery and Darcy Forrester who were filling in were sensational and were not intimidated by the older Port Kembla players.
Final score in the weekend’s match saw Ulladulla Dockers 14-9-93 outlast the visiting Port Kembla 8-7-55.
The Ulladulla Dockers have the next two weeks off, with the next game being against the Kiama Power on the road in Kiama, in a fortnights time.
With a few key players away for a few rounds it is essential to get to training Tuesday and Thursday 6 to 7.15pm so we can get our best team on the track.
If you are interested in joining the Dockers family, feel free to contact the club via phone (4455 1114), email (email@example.com) or visit their club website (http://www.ulladulladockers.com.au).
The club is always on the lookout for more players and welcomes anyone keen to get involved in the game of Aussie Rules, no matter the skill or experience of the individual.
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