Kingscote v Wisanger
Saturday, June 17 at Kingscote
The Hounds were up against Wisanger and were hungry for their first win of the season.
Wisanger were kicking with a slight breeze, but the Hounds were attacking.
Rory Lovering looked dangerous with the first running shot a point, then a Jake Lee snap for goal.
The game became a procession of goals to Kingscote, with Schumann winning the taps, and their on-ballers driving the ball quickly.
It wasn’t long before Kingscote had kicked five unanswered goals.
They looked quicker with good, long and accurate ball movement.
The few attacking Wisanger moves forward were quickly repelled by a hungry Kingscote defence lead by Green and Grimes.
At quarter-time, Kingscote were up, 5-4 to 0-2.
The second quarter saw Kingscote pile on five more goals in under five minutes to kill off any Wisanger revival.
It was a complete team effort from defence to attack.
Hounds youngsters were a factor, with leg speed and great tacking pressure.
Wisanger had very few winners with Lockett and Sampson trying to get them into it, but by half-time, Kingscote had romped away to lead, 13–9 to Wisanger’s 0-2.
The Hounds had been unlucky to not have more wins on the boards.
It seemed a lot of pent-up frustration was being taken out on the hapless Blues, as the third quarter was more of the same with clean Kingscote ball movement, as well as a willingness to run hard and work for each other, as they piled on another seven goals.
At three-quarter-time the score was Kingscote 20–17 to Wisanger 1–5.
At the start of the last quarter, the genie was well and truly out of the bottle.
In the final quarter, coach Lovering made a few positional moves which may have slowed down the momentum.
Wisanger were able to get a couple of goals but Kingscote managed five.
Wisanger looked to be really struggling, but it was a complete team effort from the Hounds that won the day.
For Kingscote all played well.
For Wisanger it was Lockett, Hodgey and Sampson.
The final score saw Kingscote record a huge win, 25-17 to Wisanger’s 3–8.