The Basin VS Heathmont
This week we welcomed Heathmont back to Batterham Reserve, and after their win against Templestowe the week before this was certainly billed as an “8 Point Game” – a win would entrench us in the Top 5, whereas a loss would throw us well and truly back in the pack. Clinton King returned from injury, along with Scott Heveren & Jarrod Bell. Jono Pittman, Jarrod O’Sullivan and Jake Consenza all made way.
This week was by far and away our best performance, putting 4 very competitive quarters together and easily our best football of 2013.
After jumping Heathmont early our pressure did not relent and we continued to build our lead at every change, finally to record a very satisfying 83 point victory. We dominated the clearances, with mids Trev Mills, Clinton King, Josh Adams and Glynn Pratt all working tirelessly inside & outside the packs to give our forward line great opportunities to score.
Brent Gallichio dominated up forward again with 6 goals, ably supported by Andy Cultrera & Jacko Kean who bobbed up with 3 goals each. Josh Wilson & Shane Hamilton had fantastic days down back and dominated their respective opponents.
At 6-2 we currently sit fourth on the ladder, all players, coaches & support staff will use the Queen’s Birthday break to refresh, recharge and prepare ourselves for the second half of 2013.
We all know the hard work has just begun, however our first 8 weeks should have given everyone faith we can mix it with the best and the opportunity to play finals this year is in our own hands.
Photographs by Sue Smith