New York win tough contest over Baltimore

With Baltimore coming off a big win against Boston, New York knew they were in for a tough game. The coaching staff put the challenge to the playing group to produce under pressure and it set the scene for the start of the match. The first 5 minutes was what we have come to expect from a NY vs BWE clash, tough and unrelenting.

Both teams were trying to gain ascendancy with a fierce attack on the ball and NY struck the first blow with a goal to Brennan. The back six of Oui, Curran, Caldwell, McMaster, Smith and Miller stood tall and repelled multiple BWE attacks. This enabled NY to kick clear with goals to Hine, Blandford and McIntyre and go into the half time break with a solid lead. Things may have been closer had Baltimore kicked straighter.

The second half saw a similarly committed NY outfit continue their attack on the ball, led by Brennan and Blandford, the likes of Thompson, Gluck, Miller and Collins also continued the theme and gathered plenty of the ball. Whilst undersized in the ruck, New Yorks duo of Homer and Buckets toiled manfully all day and that allowed the run of Lehane, Overall, Kerr and Toby to continue the drive the ball forward which resulted in goals to…X, X and X. In the end NY ran out comfortable winners by 7 goals, however the scoreline flattered NY and didn’t represent how tough a match it was.

The second half saw a similarly committed NY outfit continue their attack on the ball, led by Brennan and Blandford, the likes of Thompson, Gluck, Miller and Collins also continued the theme and gathered plenty of the ball. Whilst undersized in the ruck, New Yorks duo of Homer and Buckets toiled manfully all day and that allowed the run of Lehane, Overall, Kerr and Toby to continue the drive the ball forward which resulted in goals to…X, X and X. In the end NY ran out comfortable winners by 7 goals, however the scoreline flattered NY and didn’t represent how tough a match it was.

After the match Coach Ormsby said “I was particularly pleased with the form of the new guys. This match was real test for them, and the team in general, and everyone stood up under the pressure so that will hold us in good stead. BWE always gives us a good contest with this one being no exception, and congratulations to them on holding a great tournament.

NY Magpies 7.7.49 BWE Eagles 0.2.2
NY Goals: Hine 2, Brennan, McIntyre, Georgiou, Smith, Blandford
NY Best: McIntyre, Lehane, Blanford, Smith, Georgiou

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