Round 7 VS Chirnside Park
This week we tackled Chirnside Park, and coming off our very disappointing game the week before we had a real point to prove.
Despite the opposition getting 2 early goals the boys responded in great fashion – dominating all over the ground in the first quarter to take a 5 goal lead into quarter time.
With Clinton King a late withdrawal, it gave some new players a chance to run through the midfield, a lesson that will prove invaluable as they learn what effort and intensity is required to succeed at this level. The next two quarters proved very disappointing as a lack of urgency and care with the ball resulted in us letting Chirnside Park back into the game.
An expected three quarter time rev up from the coaches, and some amazing efforts from senior players, Andrew Battye, Will Gayfer & Trev Mills saw us kick clear early in the last quarter to record a 3 goal win.
Key forwards Brent Gallichio (4 goals) & Andy Cultrera (5 goals) continued their great start to the year and were dangerous all day, whilst usual suspects Andrew Battye, Trevor Mills & Craig Christie put their bodies on the line all day to get us across the line. Glynn Pratt & Nath Dundas both got their hands on the ball in the middle, and along with Josh Lee & Josh Wilson down back were fantastic all game.
Heathmont this week at home, and an opportunity to go 6-2 and establish our position in the Top 5 into the Queen’s Birthday break is a massive insensitive for the whole club and one we will all be working tirelessly to achieve.