OLD SCOTCH: 15.8-98
After a hard-fought victory against Old Trinity the week earlier it was evident that the manic pressure shown by the boys was going to be needed once again if we were to stand any chance against a heavily stacked Old Collegians side. With the welcoming additions of Hill, Melville and Gilbert, the message from Coach Dale was clear, “if it bleeds, we can kill it”. From the first bounce, it was evident that the prior words rang true with the boys as they applied continuous relentless pressure all quarter. By the end of the term, the scores were level at 26 a piece.
The second term started much the same as the onslaught of pressure continued. However, Collegians were able to move the ball cleanly and after exchanging goals for most of the term, the half ended with Collegians ahead by 13.
Jack Bull lead the charge in the second half, playing like a man possessed that was uncontainable by any Collegian player, while Andrew Jelbart and Jack Hurley unleashed their inner predator dominating every stoppage. Despite most of the game being played in our half, Collegians proved to be too strong defending their two-goal margin.
The last term, Collegians came out guns blazing, showing why they are premiership favourites out scoring Old Scotch seven goals to five finishing the game 27 point victors. Despite the loss, Coach Dale was proud of the boy’s efforts, showing great determination and character throughout the game leaving no stone unturned. Notable mentions to J. Bull, J. Hurley, J. Sansom, T. Kerr, A. Jelbart and A. van Ryn who were named best on for Old Scotch. Goal kickers included, D. Gilbert 3, T. Kerr 2, L. Waddell 2, J. Bull 2, M. Seed 2, L. Hill, M. Martin, A. Jelbart, C. Melville
Unfortunately, during the last quarter we lost club favourite Gene Van Den Broek to a hamstring strain. Hopefully he will be mended in two weeks’ time when we face off against SKOBs in another tough battle. Also, (touchwood) a barrage of players coming back from injury will bolster team selections which will inevitably produce a strong 1s, 2s and 3s team.