Had to feel a bit for the Knights today. I thought they played pretty well today, even though our starting forward pack was out as well as our halfback.
They played the conditions and the team in front of them, kept our backs busy and made us turn the ball out a lot from our 20m zone.
Then Mitch Barnett pretty much sealed the teams fate just before half time. It was going to be uphill battle for them, even though it seemed we had ‘clocked off’ a little in defence that second half, I didn’t think the result was in question.
Would the Knights have won if the matchup was 13 v 13? Maybe… Maybe not, but we will never know.
Barnett was a clear dog with that cheap shot. He will be missing a lot of football in his future.
I was not too sure about this game in the leadup, and was hoping we could get a win with an understrength lineup.
The boys all gave it their best & got a good win in the end. Yeo & Edwards held the inexperienced team together and we got the job done, despite a few defensive lapses & again too many errors.
My biggest concern is with the officiating. At full strength we can mostly overcome the vagaries/inconsistencies of the officials, but with players missing it becomes a lot harder.
I hope that dope ‘doctor’ in the bunker is not a ‘telehealth’ doctor as there will be a few deaths from his work.
Bank the 2 points and move ahead.
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