|August 29, 2020||11:50 am||Colts 1||2020||R7|
You cannot expect to win against a team who has lost a game in the past two years, unless your game plan, decision making and execution is spot on. Having got so many things right a week earlier against Uni, it was puzzling to see how many of those same moments we got wrong against Randwick and the score line speaks for itself.
Whilst defensively we did a good job of containing Randwick’s off load game, we struggled to win a line out and were far too lateral in attack to trouble the home teams defence. Every time we got into a strong attacking position, we either coughed up possession, conceded a penalty or turned the ball over only to find ourselves under pressure very quickly again in defence.
Having handed Randwick so much easy possession in the opening forty minutes, we did well to be down 0-17 at half time and the feeling was that if we got some of those moments right more often and scored early in the second half, we might be able to apply some scoreboard pressure. But alas, the Wicks scored early after a poor kick off and suddenly, having been our own worst enemy for the first 40 minutes, we found ourselves down 0-24 and suddenly the heads dropped, that talk got softer, the aggression wavered and we became a victim of our own poor decisions and lack of execution early in the match.
If we can bottle all of the very good things from the first half and add some better execution and decision making when we have the ball, I am confident we can get over any team in this competition however, when we are below standard, the difference on the score board is scary when playing good teams . We have another opponent in that class this week in Norths at Warringah.
|1||Nicholas McGrory 17||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|16||Oliver Wheatley 1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|18||Ben Rosada 1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|21||Thomas Ragell 1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|19||Raymond-Lee Nagel 1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|22||Joshua Lambert 1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|20||Bradley Male 1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|29||Jack Hando 1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|17||Timothy Potter 1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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