The Basin VS Chirnside Park
The Basin 24.12 – 156 defeated Chirnside Park 6.7 – 43
Goal Kickers: M. Thompson 4, C. King 4, B. Gallichio 4, M. Smith 4, A. Battye 3, A. Cultrera 2, M. Kruger , T. Mills , A. Cowlishaw
This week we ventured down to Chirnside Park with it all on the line, win and we play 3rd division finals, lose and it could be all over for 2013.
Blustery conditions greeted both teams and with Patch Adams away, Matt Killian & Shane Hamilton omitted, Josh Wilson returned from overseas, Josh Lee back from injury and Glynn Pratt came back into the senior team after some fantastic form in the early game.
At half time we had dominated on the ground but not quite on the scoreboard to lead by 22 points. All the forwards looked dangerous, led by Matt Smith & Andy Cultrera however wayward kicking had still left the door ajar for Chirnside Park.
The coaches implored the players to leave nothing in the tank, and with the aid of the wind in the 3rd quarter that is exactly what was required – however I don’t think anyone at the ground would have expected such a great quarter.
The midfield took over to win almost all centre clearances and punish the opposition with a 13 goal third quarter ! Everyone got in on the fun and we continued to hold form in the last quarter to run out 18 goal winners and secure our finals spot. Best on the day were Matt Smith, Clinton King & Mike Thompson all with 4 goals, admirably supported by Nath Dundas, Trev Mills and Max Kruger through the middle of the ground.
Now after much hard work and effort for 18 weeks, we have booked our place in the finals, and everyone cannot wait to meet Mitcham this Sunday at Vermont.
We all know if we play to instructions and execute correctly that we are an extremely difficult team to beat – something Mitcham will find out this week!
Reserves and U19’s Results Below
The Basin: 5.6 – 36
Chirnside Park: 11.17 – 83
Goal Kickers: S. MacKay 5
Best Players: S. MacKay, S. Heveren, L. Cook, R. Fearn, L. Carroll, B. Wills
The Basin: 20.12 – 132
Chirnside Park: 11.10 – 76
Goal Kickers: C. Cripps 4, Z. Howard 3, D. Barclay 3, N. Brandsma 2, A. Seagrave , J. Osborne , M. Rule , N. George , J. Pollard , L. Boersma , L. Cripps , J. Hutchinson-Drake
Best Players: M. Rule, C. Caulfield, D. Barclay, J. Chircop, C. Cripps, Z. Howard