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JETS MIXED RESULTS ON FAMILY DAY
Saturday 2nd May 2015 - article by Richard LeighThe first Saturday in May had been long anticipated by the Jandakot Football Club faithful as it coincided with our ever expanding Family Day. This year's Family Day was sponsored by Aussie Home Loans Cockburn for the first time and given the weather forcast; was always going to be a hit.
There was Jumpy Castles, Face Painters, an Animal Farm, Pony Rides and a massive Arts and Craft gazebo for the kids. This didn't even consider 8 sides playing high intensity Round 1 Auskick Football. It was a massive day for the club and a testiment to our ability to hold large-scale successful events.
The day started was a sensational encounter between two of the highly favored Colts sides in 2015. Ballajura and of course the home side; Jandakot. There was never more than 10 points in the game and for most of the encounter most expected this to favor Jandakot whom had won their previous two games by 9 and 2 points respectively. Heading into 3/4 times Ballajura held a slender 9 point lead, the largest of the game, and Jandakot were coming home with the scoring end. True to form; Jandakot dominated early possession and shots on goal, but couldn't convert on the scoreboard. Jandakot managed 4 points and 5 on the full kicks from 15 inside 50's in the first 12 minutes of the quarter. Unfortunately for the home side; the visiting team wasn't finished and quickly destroyed any fleeting ambition of the Jandakot Colts players in winning the game by kicking two quick goals. This effectively ended the encounter.
The Jets reserve side had started the Home and Away season in the same manner as their 2014 Home and Away season - straight wins. But - there was a lot of pressure coming into the contest v. Cottesloe as they had been defeated in both games last season. In fact Cottesloe were the only side Jandakot Reserves failed to beat.
Early in the contest is appeared that Jandakot were going to come unstuck. They had the wind in the first quarter and failed to capitalise, where as, the opposition went forward once, for a single goal. Jandakot by 3 points at quarter-time.
Fortunately for the home side, they managed to click into top gear in the second and third quarters - backman Cadeo was grabing marks at will and repelling the Cottesloe forward thrusts; and first gamer Craig Morzenti was able to tuck the ball under his arm and run forward on a number of occasions. They were ablely supported by iron fist, Adam Patterson and the sides mid-fielders. The "Roosters" were limited to 2 points for the 2 quarters and Jandakot managed to kick away with 5 goals..... But scoring was tough.
A closer quarter in the last; but Jandakot were able to out-score the opposition 3 goals to 1 to run out 44 point winners.
The league side were keen to start well given their impressive display a week earlier v. Bayswater. The side were really looking at building some momentum after a slow start to the season.
Unfortunately for Brad and the boys, Cottesloe had other ideas and Jandakot were on the back foot from the start to the end of the first quarter - they never left the gate and were 9.2.56 to 0.0.0 at 1/4 time. The contest was effectively over.
Fortunately for the large crowd and the Jets - they did come out firing after the first break and got back into the contest - they managed a large number of inside 50's but just couldn't capitalise on the scoreboard. They outscored Cottesloe, 2 goals to 1, but they really deserved 5 or 6 goals based on their efforts around the midfield.
The boys were boyant at 1/2 time and keen to make amends for their first quarter efforts, unforturnately Cottesloe again were able to restrict the Jets when they went forward, and make them pay on the counter attack. The Roosters kicked 8 goals for the 1/4 to completely dominate the game up until 3/4 time.
To complete an inconsistent display - Jandakot dominated possession in the final quarter, but were unable to put any scoreboard pressure on their opposition. On the day, there was some terrific individual performances, but the Jets were comprehensively beaten.