NTFA division 2: Field Reeves firing up forward for Old Launcestonians

CENTRE FIELD: Field Reeves has provided a dangerous focal point for Old Launcestonians' forward line since moving from Rocherlea.

CENTRE FIELD: Field Reeves has provided a dangerous focal point for Old Launcestonians' forward line since moving from Rocherlea.

After struggling for a forward target last season, Old Launcestonians have found a player in Field Reeves.

The 34-year-old has made an instant impact since joining from Rocherlea in the off-season, kicking 10 in the season opener against Tamar and another seven against Perth last Friday night. 

Only Bridport’s Matthew Taylor, who returned from a year at Scottsdale, has come close to matching Reeves’ output in the opening rounds.

“It’s been good just playing up forward,” Reeves said.

“I’ve changed the way I’ve been training with my work at F45 Training and I think that’s helped out with football in general and staying fit. 

“The club finished middle of the ladder (last year) so the aim is to push the top sides and see how close we can go, and to aim for finals and improve on last year.”

Reeves’ goalkicking feats have not gone unheralded by Blues coach Paul Beechey, who backed the former Claremont and University premiership player to continue his form throughout the season. 

“Field’s been really good,” Beechey said.

“Seventeen goals in two games is pretty indicative of how he’s gone so far, I wouldn’t have thought he would have kicked seven on Friday night but he bobbed up and that was his tally.

“He’s a really hard worker and he has a hunger for the goals.”