Round Six Vs Moorabin:

Fantastic game for the Dandenong Redlegs yesterday. Showed plenty of heart in a hard fought game of football. Although it wasn't a very pretty game it was great for us as a club to come away with the win and the points. The hard-hitting attacking football we have been playing this year is a credit to the pre-season the boys put in and our fitness level is at a level this club hasn't seen in a long time. Our back line stood up again this week and our rebound out of defence keeps getting better the more games the boys play together. Chris Hatfield extended his lead in the race to the best and fairest in another best on ground performance. Being a target all over the ground for us to kick to has given great structure to our side. The mix of Andrew Heinceslater and Regan Hall in the ruck seems to work well as we showed our supremecy in the ruck from the first quarter. Add to that Brad Smith and Scott Murphy in and under most packs it just leaves our forward line to come together and we will prove to the competition why we are the side to beat this year.

Having been away for the last couple of weeks i havent been able to do match reports. A shame seeing as the seniors and reserves had good wins. Looking forward to this weekends games. Come on Redlegs!

Round Two Vs Lyndale:

Well round two is done and dusted. A pretty disappointing result for the Dandenong Redlegs in my opinion. For the second week in a row we were in a winning position throughout the game but were not able to get the result we were after. Some positives to come out of the game were Chris Hatfield playing a great game, taking big marks when required and with his fantastic football smarts he is a real asset to the side. Matt Doggett played the best game we have seen to date. Providing plenty of run mainly off half back mixed in with Brad Smith winning an enormous amount of contested football we are starting to show signs that we are moving in the right direction.

Honourable mentions to be handed out to Ben Mclean who did an enormous amount of work in the ruck. Jake Ward, who along with Steve Russell and Regan Hall, held up and controlled the back line.

Round One Vs Doveton:

Confidence. Confidence in any part of life can make or break us. Go in over confident and you are set up to fail and be disappointed. Go in under confident and you will normally under perform. We travelled down the highway to Doveton and our tails were up and we had already pencilled in the win and the four points. Unfortunately for us nobody told Doveton. From an onlooker I felt the game was more played on their terms for the day. They were unfit and wanted the game to be played contested whilst we are a fit and young side and wanted the game to be played free flowing so we could run and create. We were quite unlucky losing both Paul Manoli and Cedric LeGrand earlier. Add to that Jake Moore not being 100% and we were always behind the eight ball. Another Dandenong slow start saw the margin at quarter time at 20 points. From there our rucks stood up well as they should’ve playing against smaller opponents. We broke about even in the centre clearances, had a target up forward in Henry Cunningham and our backline played fantastic as usual. So where does the improvement come from. The margin at the final siren was the same as it was at quarter time. Was only 20 points but a lot of sore and sorry players on Sunday say it was a lot closer than that. Look forward to seeing good numbers at training during the week and hopefully we can play the football we all know the redlegs can play and get a win against Lyndale next week.