THE season is over for Bowral Blacks senior teams who played their last matches of the year against Tech Tahs on Saturday.
Unfortunately there was no joy for either of the sides, with first grade beaten 42-5 while second grade lost 36-0.
First grade assistant coach Ben Hindmarsh said neither scoreline was as bad as what they seemed with both sides proving competitive on the day.
“The firsts held their own. It was only a couple of poor decisions at crucial times that let us down,” he said.
“The season’s done and dusted and it’s been a battle.”
Again Bowral struggled for numbers on the road and had just over 20 players for the two matches.
“That was a bit disappointing. We were hoping for a better finish to the season but the blokes who were there got out there and played well,” Hindmarsh said.
While Bowral did not manage to get a win up in first grade this year, Hindmarsh said there were positives to take from the season.
“The skill level and the player education were good. Players (on Saturday) knew where they should be and what they should be doing. They kept pushing hard every week and there’s always been plenty of commitment from the players.”
The Blacks were hit hard by injuries this year and lacked players in key positions.
Hindmarsh said first grade had struggled each week to find a five-eighth.
“If you look at the numbers of players that have been unavailable, it’s been a very strong year. Second grade was quite competitive and had a pretty good year. We just didn’t have the number to make the selection process a selection process.”
But with some of the more experienced players on the sideline, Hindmarsh said the club’s younger players stepped up and impressed him.
“Michael Bach played every minute of every first grade game. He’s a solid footballer and his confidence has improved. He knows he can match it with the older players.”
Hindmarsh said Phill Chadwick was another young player who consistently played well during the year.
“I’d like to think all the players enjoyed themselves and got something out of it. I know I did and all of coaches did too.”
Bowral Colts are still alive in the competition and will play their semi-final on Sunday at 12.15pm at Vikings Oval, Wollongong.
“If they can get their most competitive side on the field, then they’ll be a really competitive team. It just depends on everyone making themselves available,” Hindmarsh said.
This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 苏州美甲美睫培训学校.