Round 2 saw the Guns come up against Bulleen, in conditions that were a stark contrast to last weeks downpour. The key focus for the Guns was composure, basic skills and the all important switch, which led them to a narrow 4 point victory in Round 1.
Bulleen came out of the gates quickly and the first quarter nearly got away from the Guns. We managed to increase our pressure and keep the ball in our forward 50 in the second half of the first quarter, but were not able to convert.
The second quarter followed a similar storyline, with Bulleen making an early break and the Guns fighting to keep the ball in their forward line.
The third quarter started well with a perfect kick from Lee McHenry deep into the forward line which led to the Guns first goal through Sarah Hobson. The Guns fought hard in the fourth quarter but couldn’t contain the run of the Bullants.
Despite the score line, the match felt competitive and the Guns put up a great fight. Stand out performances were from first timers in the ruck Meg Hallett and Bree Engberg, as well as Michelle Bourke, steady as always in the backline (even crawling to push the ball away!). Special mention to Jess Coleman who was able to take some great marks despite being surrounded by a sea of Bullants.
Round 3 will be the Guns first match under lights and will see Guns superstar Rosie Sheppard play her 50th game!
Result: Bulleen Templestowe defeated De La Salle 79-8