The Jones boy again!

June 23, 2017 by
Filed under: NSW Demons 

by Darren Spence

Last week saw the Mighty Dees take on the Suns at “home” up in Alice Springs.
Look I know all the reasons are sound for playing home games away from the ‘G’ but I for one can’t wait for the day when we are in such the position that this becomes a thing of the past.

This was also the start of Ramadan and the obligatory closure of all pubs for the day. Thankfully the game was on TV or I would have had to resort to finding a decent WiFi connection in some seedy coffee lounge or fast food outlet to watch it – though early in the 3rd quarter I was desperately searching for a beer as we went 30 points down and looked gone for all money.

The second quarter was bitterly disappointing, after playing well into the breeze in the first, we let ourselves down with poor decision making and even worse disposals. What made this even frustrating it was some of our elder statesmen who were to blame in this area.

Then it came…….in what has been a trend all year the boys clicked into gear piling on unanswered goal after goal to end up running out comfortable winners by 35 points and finally cracking a win in the Alice!

It was the Jones boy again leading from the front as skipper who can take most of the credit for this. Like the Adelaide game where he kicked an intercept goal to start our run on, he was at it again on the weekend getting us first back to 24 points and finishing the quarter with 12 important touches. Lewis was a general at half back building an impenetrable wall that broke the spirit of the Suns and our midfield (oh I salivate when I think of our midfield) started getting possessions at will. We had 71 inside 50s for the game – that’s a lot – and get used to it – it’s going to happen a lot in years to come.

I have already mentioned Jones and Lewis, Melksham played his best game for the club, I may as well just copy and paste Oliver and Hibberd, they are in our best ever week, and last but certainly not least Garlett may push Jones for the 3 Brownlow votes with 5 goals in a memorable Indigenous round win.

We’ve had the bye this week with our next game on QB Monday. And what a game it will be! Up against the Pies with hopefully some of our key players back, at 5 and 5 and out of the 8 on percentage, this is a must win game for the boys on our biggest game of the year.

I just can’t wait.


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