What a game. Hard to believe we aren't in the 8 but that was hopefully the 2nd step in the March to finals.
That was an intense 1st quarter, lots of 2nd and 3rd efforts and we had just enough polish to be in front, then in the 2nd the saints tried hard but couldnt hit the scoreboard which allowed us to get out to out trademark substantial lead.
Awesome to see we stood up without Watson and even Heppel wasnt required to get us over the line.
Joe, Hurls, Zerret and Zaka were the main guys but everyone had their role to play. Hooker, McKenna, Tony, Colyer kept trying all game and got rewarded. Stewart was unlucky in front of goal but was vital around the ground and set up a few goals. Bird and Myers were fantastic and Tbell dominated, i love it when other teams "big names" hardly get a mention.
Carlisle was pretty good but we helped him out with a lot fwd entries straight to him, not that it mattered because we still had heaps.
I still think we are either pushing too hard early or just do t have the tank yet to run out a whole game, same thing happened in the 4th q like in Sydney, Brisbane, Pies where we look completely blown up. Not sure if we were trying to play extra risky in the 4th but we proved that if you keep giving it back to them they will eventually score.
Anyway, an awesome win and its great that the pressure is still on the players to keep winning, and we learnt a lot more about ourselves.
Im not sure if we can make it this year but things are looking good for the next couple.