OLD SCOTCH: 9.3-57
With finals a mathematic possibility and playing the team in 4th position, it was the traditional 8-point game. We arrived at our home ground with a great belief that we could cause an upset amongst the competition by knocking off a very strong club in Collegians. We took to the field in the first quarter with laying pressure our predominant task. The first quarter saw the boys in purple kick with the wind towards the lawn bowls end. They started strongly by kicking the first couple of goals but we kept pressing hard up the ground to contain their influence. Charlie Long was sensational in the midfield, showing his pressure and tackling nous. Collegians lead by 16 points at the first break.
The second quarter showed how clean we can move the ball as a collective and we cut up the opposition with elite kicking and fast hands, Cal McDonough was influential with his forward entries and Angus Harlock provided many opportunities. 2 goals a piece that quarter was evidence of a tight affair at McQueen Park.
The third quarter was again close with both teams taking advantage of their own run of play, 2 goals to Scotch and 3 to Collegians made it a 4 goal lead to the Collegians with 1 quarter to play. Julian Beard showed that he is still the form man of the competition as he shut down another key forward. Dom McDermott attacked the ball with gusto and flair, the exact traits model executives are looking for in Milan.
Sam Dawborn was isolated forward for the start of the last quarter; having shown how well he can contribute all over the ground. The reserves unfortunately succumbed to a strong Collegians outfit by 16-points and thus doused our finals hopes.
Let’s finish off the year with great spirit and fun and launch into a big season 2019!
Goals: N. Cox 2, E. Furey 2, C. McDonough, N. Bennison, C. Long, C. Millar, S. Dawborn
Best: C. Long, A. Harlock, D. McDermott, J. Beard, C. Millar, S. Dawborn