The Basin VS Glen Waverley
This week we ventured over to play Glen Waverley Hawks at their new home ground, Capital Reserve. Two changes this week with Craig Christie out with injury and Andrew Battye a late withdrawal due to illness. Matthew Killian & Jono Pittman came into the side. Although GW Hawks sat in the lower half of the 3rd division ladder, we were acutely aware of what they are capable of on their day, especially after making the 3rd division grand final in 2012.
With rain threatening, the message was simple, do the basics well and the result would take care of itself. An even first half saw momentum change quite regularly, and we went into the half time break with a good run on.
A poor 3rd quarter let GW Hawks back into the contest, and a spirited “rev up” at ¾ time from team leaders Will Gayfer & Luke Watson seemed to get the message across.A 6 goal to nil last quarter saw us erase a 21 point deficit and turn it into a 3 goal win.
Best players for the day were: Michael Oxley & Shane Hamilton down back, Matt Smith was a great target across half forward whilst Will Gayfer & Trev Mills dominated their respective positions.
We now sit 7-2 and equal top of the ladder (4th on percentage) with a massive game against Ringwood away this week coming.
Photographs by Sue Smith