OLD SCOTCH: 7.6-48
OLD MELBURNIANS: 7.8-50
After a well deserved week off the old scotch reserves side were back on their home turf at Camberwell Sports Ground ready for the club legend, Max Davis’s final hurrah. Henry Dick brought the boys in and implored the boys to lift for a big game against rivals Old Melburnians. With key players Tom Kerr and Nic Cox back in the side we were confident with the pedigree on the track.
It was a tough first quarter which saw two goals to each team. Tom Anderson in for his first game for a couple of years immediately impressed the senior boys as he was jumping over packs like his brother Sam.
A couple of unduly rough conduct acts from the Scotch buys saw two yellow cards including one to Max Davis, his first, last and only on field indiscretion. At half time the twos up by 2 goals and full of confidence. Max wills was a pillar in defense and Jules Beard was strong as always.
The third quarter was disappointing with 3 goals to OMs and 0 to scotch, inaccuracy in front of goal proving vital. Sam lunch was a shining light as he exemplified his composure and class. Tom kerr provided a great option up forward kicking 4.
The last quarter was again close with both teams hitting the lead. Tom kerr with 5 minutes to go took a strong contested mark and kicked truly to be up by 4 points with not long left. Unfortunately OMs held on and kicked a goal with 2 minutes to spare and ripped the hearts out of the Cards. A valiant effort, squandered by a variety of factors, inaccuracy being the key. We look forward to a grand final rematch on the Scotch Main oval, with a win being the best medicine for a relatively disappointing last couple of months of football.
Goal Kickers: T. Kerr 4, E. Furey, D. Di Donato, T. Anderson
Best Players: S. Lynch, T. Kerr, S. Anderson, C. Millar, T. Holding, T. Anderson