TAC Cup: Cannons come under Jets’ fire

Quick hands: Calder’s Zac Keogh keeps the ball moving under pressure from Western Jets’ Josh Bench. Picture: Darren HoweCALDER Cannons will need to go the long way through the TAC Cup finals after a nine-goal final quarter capped a 58-point hiding from the Western Jets on Saturday.
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The Cannons failed to capitalise in the first quarter at Highgate Reserve and paid the price in the second and final quarters of the 18.11 (119) to 8.13 (61) defeat.

Calder (eight wins, one draw, eight losses) finished seventh on the TAC Cup ladder, ahead of Geelong Falcons on percentage and only half a game ahead of the ninth-placed Jets (8-9) in spite of the latter being mathematically sealed out of the finals some weeks ago.

Calder broke even in both the first and third quarters with two goals each while the Jets kicked five goals to three in the second term and nine goals to one in the last. Andrew Gallucci was Calder’s only multiple goalkicker while better players were Darcy Bailey, Anthony Prestia, Liam McBean, Liam Berry, Lachlan Plowman and Jonathan O’Rourke.

Calder will play fifth-placed Murray Bushrangers in the first elimination final – see taccup南京夜网.au for details.