Students go down to fast finishing Ainslie

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Sydney Uni put in a valiant performance on Sunday morning against a resurgent Ainslie outfit, but still went down to the third placed NEAFL side by 45 points.

The Students finished the first quarter down by three points; however they had more shots on goal than Ainslie. The Students were able to match Ainslie for most of the first half as they went into the main break down by just 10 point (48-38). The Students were unable to hold on as Ainslie pilled on the pressure in the third and fourth quarters to finish with a 16:14.110 – 9:11.65 win.

The Students played to their structures well but struggled to keep up with an inform Ainslie side for the full four quarters. Sydney Uni Co-Captain Tim Barrett was upbeat about the performance in which the Students put in maximum effort but didn’t come away with the result on the day.

“It was a pretty good performance by the boys on the weekend”, said Barrett who highlighted Adam Campbell as a standout performer while also praising the performance of Max Carter who had a “super return to the NEAFL side”.

Barrett is also optimistic about his side’s chances over the next few rounds. “We have laid the platform to win the last two weeks and on a number of other occasions this year, but we have lacked the final polish to get over the line,” said Barrett. Once we learn how to control games once we get in front we will be very hard to beat”.  

The Students were led well in attack by Barrett, who booted three goals, while Tom Elkington and Peter Dugmore contributed two goals apiece. Joshua Cole and Benjamin Taggart each kicked one goal as well.

The Students next face Tuggeranong at Drummoyne Oval this Saturday. Bounce down is at 2pm. Tuggerong will be keen to turn around a 186 point defeat at the hands of the fourth placed UWS Giants.