Round 1 Seniors Match Report

OLD BRIGHTON:  12.10.82

OLD SCOTCH:      10.17.77

On a perfect Autumn day, amateur football returned in earnest on Saturday and, overall, the club had a stunning day.

The men’s first XVIII was made to pay dearly for a poor first half, where we were well beaten around the ball and on the spread. When we did get the football, we were more than obliging to give it straight back to Old Brighton, time after time. Old Brighton’s pressure in the first half was not unexpectedly first class, drawing errors from our boys. Some honest feedback at half time was responded to in the best way possible, as the boys started to hunt the footy with intent and wrestle control at the clearances.

Whilst our skills were better in the second half, we still managed to turn it over very effectively on many occasions, and, with us finishing strongly, if the game had gone another couple of minutes, who knows? What we do know is that the boys showed great character to fight their way back into the game and that there are some obvious areas to work on, which we will.

After the game Old Brighton were awarded the inaugural Michael Perry Cup. It was wonderful that Mick Perry was on hand to present it. He spoke glowingly of his time at Scotch College and Old Scotch, and more recently at Old Brighton when he was President during a very successful time for their club.