2nds 2019 Lions Reserves and NEAFL thread

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Tom14

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Ben Keays is a far better footballer now than he was when he was a semi-regular in the seniors, but, y’know, opportunities.
Assuming he isn't re-contracted by us I hope he gets another chance somewhere. Certainly good enough to play at senior level in some teams.
 

Clarkythelion

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Another massive win, close until half time but when we put the foot down it was all go. Some observations.
Ben Keays - still improving and hasn't hit the ceiling yet. Can see why he is so regularly the emergency he is first in line at the seniors door.
Cox - was worried he may not be with us much longer - but not now, his ceiling is high and he is living up to the 'junior silk tag'
Ballandene - starting to use his size more and seems to be enjoying the contact. Good back up as a key forward.
Skinner is hot on McStays tail. Plays so similar in crashing the packs and also kicks similar - a bit inaccurate. skinner also tackles like a mad man.
Ely Smith - Captain for the day, now showing why he was our first pick, he was tough and can see the big inside midfielder in him now.
Tom Berry - just time, fast and hard at it, loves to tackle, classy user. Maybe a bit more size and he is a beauty.
Wooller - Rayner's understudy. Just waiting for an opening in the seniors but may have to find another position unless he is happy to sit until an injury to debut.
Payne - man mountain, like Skinner if he gets hold of you your going to get hurt. Quick between the ears and quick physically for such a big kid.

Everyone played well, you could write encouraging things about them all. We put the foot on their neck and didn't let up, didn't offer any cheap late scores when the game was over. Great team performance.
 

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jjami15

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I ******* love watching us PUMP Southport. fu** them.
Back in my footy days, I made my one and only grand final by pumping Southport on their home deck. It was a thing of beauty.
Played 2 yrs of colts footy at the Sharks and we didn’t lose a game, not fair really when we basically came from all of the other GC teams and we were all ex-Victorians. Ahhh, good times!
 

jackess

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For a team with such a ridiculous percentage the goal spread has been great. Can't remember too many times someone has kicked more than 4.
 

LongLion

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The Sharks took it up to our boys early and our intensity was really good and was maintained for the whole game. Last few games we looked to be just going through the motions. They were very impressive the whole game.
 

WhiteLionFeva

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Some interesting stats for the season so far (neafl.com.au). Keays far and away our leading goalkicker with 32.15 from just 11 games. Next best is Wooller with 24.12 from 15. And while we're on goalkickers, two ex-Lions are leading overall - Hammelmann with 57.45 from 16 games and Jono Freeman 38.37 from 15.
Wooller showing his versatility with third placing in total possessions for Lions (behind C Lyons and Basti) and also leading marks with 120 (next best Lyons with 92). Not surprisingly Tom Berry is killing the tackle count with 98 from Lyons (46) and Basti and Ely (39 each).
 

jackess

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Some interesting stats for the season so far (neafl.com.au). Keays far and away our leading goalkicker with 32.15 from just 11 games. Next best is Wooller with 24.12 from 15. And while we're on goalkickers, two ex-Lions are leading overall - Hammelmann with 57.45 from 16 games and Jono Freeman 38.37 from 15.
Wooller showing his versatility with third placing in total possessions for Lions (behind C Lyons and Basti) and also leading marks with 120 (next best Lyons with 92). Not surprisingly Tom Berry is killing the tackle count with 98 from Lyons (46) and Basti and Ely (39 each).
Wonder if Hammer might make the move and try and help his AFL chances in a stronger state league.
 

WhiteLionFeva

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Wonder if Hammer might make the move and try and help his AFL chances in a stronger state league.
3.5 goals and 6.5 scoring shots a game is a fair effort. One of his issues at the higher level (apart from playing on better defenders) might be the defensive side of his game which may not have improved. Averaging 1 tackle per game.
 

Dylan12

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Around the state leagues
State league affiliate: Brisbane (NEAFL)
This weekend: Southport v Brisbane - Saturday, August 3, 1.30pm, Fankhauser Reserve

Midfielder Ryan Bastinac starred with four goals and 28 disposals in Brisbane's thumping 125-point win over Southport. The victory is the Lions' 15th straight, setting a new NEAFL record.

Ben Keays (3.1 and 23 disposals), Toby Wooller (3.0 and 11 marks) and Cedric Cox (3.0 and 23 disposals) were all able to make a big impact on the scoreboard.

Youngster Corey Lyons continues to push his case for a senior debut with a game-high 36 disposals and a goal. Midfielder Rhys Mathieson also found plenty of the ball, finishing with 31 touches and kicking a goal.
 

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