Players, U18 TAC Cup Squad

Patrick Naish, Ethan Penrith, Nick Coffield and Marcus Lentini took part in Sunday’s Vic Metro vs Vic Country U17 Futures game at Windy Hill, where Vic Metro cruised to a 67-point win 16.12.108 to 5.11.41.

Metro dominated from start to finish in a runaway win with all the Knights playing a part in the win.

Naish had an impressive game with 26 disposals to go with 7 marks and 4 inside 50s, Coffield had a strong outing in defence and unfortunately Lentini sustained an ankle injury in the warmup and did not play after half time.

The story of the day was Ethan Penrith who delivered a near best on ground display. Penrith had 14 disposals, seven marks, six tackles and a goal.

Talent Manager Rhy Gieschen was extremely happy with how the boys performed on the day.

“Ethan played arguably his best game of the season. He has been working extremely hard on specific areas with the coaching group so to put it all together and get some reward in a showcase game such as this was great to see. His pace and dash was exhilarating at times.”

“Patrick played a really complete game. His ability to read the play and be damaging with the football by hand or foot was a real feature. He was really exciting to watch – he would have been close to best on ground across both teams.”

“Nick has put together a really consistent season and this game was no different. He continues to put his best foot forward every time he plays football.”

“Unfortunately for Marcus he was injured in the warm up and was unable to play out the game. It’s just another part of learning in his football journey and hopefully it makes him even hungrier next time he gets an opportunity to represent Vic Metro which we know he will if he continues to work hard and play the football he has been at TAC Cup level.”

The boys will now rejoin the TAC Cup Squad as the Knights head to Eureka Stadium this weekend to face North Ballarat.