With 5 players making their DAFL debut it was exciting to see how the team was going to click. West DK got a jump on us early, scoring the first goal before we realised we were only using half the available ground.
The home team made a quick start; kicking a few early goals with relative ease. With the help of dedicated ruck work and follow ups around the ground, our own forwards came into the game, to close the gap by the quarter time whistle
The boys seemed a bit off their game and played poorly in the first half. 2nd gamer Christian Poulsen saved the day on a few occasions and a cold footed forward line took a while to kick straight. The home team Maulers played strong and direct and slipped their man on too many plays. We were lucky to be up by 2 goals at the half.