DE LA SALLE: 12.13-85
OLD SCOTCH: 3.6-24
Last Saturdays game between Old Scotch and De La Salle was a 2nd vs 3rd encounter and had all the billings to be a season defining match for both sides. Heading into the game Old Scotch knew De La Salle would come out guns blazing, seeking to enact revenge for a bitterly disappointing loss last time out against Old Scotch at Waverly oval.
Both sides battled hard in the first quarter as opportunities at goal were few and far between, a sign that both sides were evenly matched early on. De la Salle were able to capitalise on two late chances to end the quarter creating a slim 5-point buffer heading into the second.
Unfortunately for Old Scotch, De la Salle managed to pull away in the second quarter and assert themselves on the game and play their possession style of play. Whilst there were some exciting instances of dash and class off the half back and through the centre of the ground, Old Scotch struggled to penetrate De La Salle’s defence. The margin at half time ballooned to 26 points in favour of the home side De La Salle.
James Broderick continued his impressive run of form over the last month, so too did co-captain Austin Harding whom is consistently amongst the best players leading the charge. The second half paralleled a similar tone to the first half. De La Salle were a step ahead in all facets of the game, and while the effort and tenacity was present for Old Scotch, they couldn’t mount enough score board pressure to spark a comeback. The final scored finished 12.13-85 to 3.6-24.
Old Scotch will regroup over the bye weekend before they visit Stradbroke Park to take on league leaders Old Xaverians in what promises to be an enthralling affair.
Goal Kickers: T. Loveridge 2, A. Roller
Best Players: T. Loveridge, S. Townsend, J. Broderick, A. Harding , C. Loveridge, A. Capp