The Basin VS Wantirna South
This week we ventured out to play Wantirna South, apparently for the first time since 1985!
Both teams were equal top of the ladder (4-1) and were looking to consolidate a spot in the Top 3.
Into the team came Glynn Pratt, Shane Hamilton & Jarrod O’Sullivan after great form in the early game, Lyndon Purcell, Scott Heveren & Dean Makin made way for the inclusions.
For some unknown reason the boys were flat to start the contest and found themselves 6 goals down in no time at all. We gradually fought our way back into the contest over the next 2 quarters to only trail by 20 points at ¾ time, however a few late goals to Wantirna South saw them run our comfortable 50 point winners.
Best again was Will Gayfer, while Brent Gallichio was superb up forward kicking 3 goals, whilst Matt Smith continued to present all day despite the poor delivery further up the ground.
The disappointing loss saw us fall to 6th on the ladder, but the boys have vowed to regroup, and will come out ready to fire against Chirnside Park this week.
Photographs by Sue Smith