Demons feel the chill in gruelling ‘home' fixture
THE Demons had the hard and cold task of travelling to Toowoomba on the weekend to play their home game at the University Cougars field due to horse events on the Gatton Showgrounds.
The Demons played against the Highfields Lions in all grades, except for the under-16s who had to play South Toowoomba.
Thick frost in the morning and low temperatures throughout the day made for some difficult playing conditions.
Due to the Gatton Show this weekend, the Demons will again make the journey up to Toowoomba to play at the Highfields Lions ground against Coolaroo.
The juniors found the cold weather and brutal conditions challenging and were a little rusty in matches due to no training over the school holidays.
However, the under-14s shone through to play well on the day and showed some great signs as a team on the field.
New club members also played some good footy on the day in only their second game with the Demons.
The Demons have had about eight new players join the club in all age groups which is a promising sign for the club.
The seniors have shown some great promise throughout the year and played well on the weekend despite low numbers due to a number of players pulling out.
Poor numbers at training have also hampered the team's efforts to remain competitive and fought hard on the weekend.
With only 16 seniors and two players, one from Brisbane, who put their hand up to play along with three under-16s and a 15-year-old, it made for a very mixed and under strength combination.
However, the Demons fought hard with the score not justifying the efforts put in.
With the Lions only getting 31 points, with the wind in the first quarter, the Demons showed they could match them.
Ten goals scored against the Demons against the wind in the second quarter hurt the team, but true to the teams big hearts they stopped their opponents run in the last two quarters.
While there were many good players on the day, the stand out and the one who showed a tough heart was 15-year-old Felix Bernal, who took out best on ground.
“To all our players from 8s through to seniors training is a must so see you all there Tuesday and Thursday,” Club president Tony Bowers said.