Redbacks back at home for the first time in 10 weeks
Jimboomba Redbacks teams were finally able to train at home this week under the bright tower lights at Glen Logan Park.
Five of the seven junior and youth teams played at home with many parents expressing their relief to be only driving down the road instead of 20-50kms to a game.
The weekend started with four under 6s games on Saturday followed by a very competitive game between the two under 9s teams.
It was a great game played in great spirits.
Finally rounding off the weekend with back to back youth girls playing at home on Sunday.
This season is starting to get back on track with the club looking forward to one more weekend of games before the two week break.
Consistent rain and a water-logged ground welcomed the under 12 team when they arrived at Enoggera for our first game against Everton on Sunday.
On a day when kicks were short, marks and handballs were difficult, and conditions worsened, the team dug deep and played hard grinding football against an equally determined Everton team.
Goals were scarce throughout the game for both teams, with Cooper Manning kicking the only major of the first half, and Jarryd Coleman kicking the only other major to start the final quarter.
This left the team eight points in front, and a determined last 10 minutes of the quarter, where they withstood the constant assaults into the forward line, meant that Jimboomba Redbacks under 12s recorded their first victory of the season, winning 2.3.5 to 1.5.11.
While all the boys played out of their skin, special mention must be made of Jarryd Coleman for going in low and hard to the ball, Keoni Dawes for constantly moving the ball forward and repelling many attacks, and Rilee Hetherington for constantly going in hard at the ball and a fabulous defensive effort.
Redbacks lose in the wet.
After a week of beautiful weather, the rain came down for the under 13s girl’s game against Coorparoo at home.
It was a scrappy game in the wet with lots of stoppages.
The Coorparoo team got off to a quick start without the Redbacks scoring in the first quarter.
The second led to the the girls limiting the opposition scoring and with a behind to Teagan Dare and a goal to Dakota Ivansevic.
In the third quarter, Coorparoo scored two goals and two more in the last.
The final score was 6-9-45 to 1-1-7 to Coorparoo.
Players of the match were Ashleigh Hodges, Dakota Ivansevic and Kayla Whittaker.
The Redbacks who are fourth place on the ladder take on third placed Redland next week at home in a double header after the 15’s game.
Redbacks hold on to top spot.
The Jimboomba Redbacks under 15 Girls played against Calamvale in a top of the table clash.
After playing in trying wet conditions, they ground out a 29 point win 50-21.
With the wet weather making the ball slippery and boots heavy, it was a slow tough match and hard to get a run on which is how we like to play.
Getting the win against a quality side like Calamvale was a great effort by the girls.
Standout performances by Keelie Coburn, Lana Van Heerden, Steff Potinger and Olivia Vidoni were supported by a team that lifted to the occasion and took the game on.
Two goals were kicked by Jes Draper with singles each to Marni Balmforth, Josii Hargreaves, Paris Slater and Steff Potinger.
It was the perfect way to celebrate a return to their home ground since the floods and great to have both girls’ teams play back to back games at home to support and cheer each other on.
Having another girls double header next week with the under 13s taking on Redlands at 10.30am and the under 15s taking on Zillmere at 9am, before a much deserved two week break over the school holidays, allowing the players to rest and recover ready for the finals race in the last six rounds.