Panthers belt Bats in derby
Seniors All Blacks 13.13 (91) def Goorambat 6.7 (43)
A hard-fought win for the seniors in a very physical game.
In a game where All Blacks led at every break, we had winners all over the ground.
Down back, Harry Ellis continued his excellent form crashing packs and taking strong contested marks.
The midfield put on anther dominant performance starting with Will Ellis in the ruck, his improvement this season has been massive for the team.
Sam Newton and Jackson Hourigan did all the dirty work for us yesterday winning the hard ball, along with Joel Bate who contributed with some great smothers and a goal-saving tackle late in the game.
Next week we travel to Whorouly, which will no doubt be another physical game.
Coffees To Go/The Caffeinator:
Thursday Night Dinner: Bully’s Barbershop Haircut:
Sam Newton Will Ellis
All Blacks 29.8 (82) def Goorambat 0.1 (1)
A full-strength reserves side had an emphatic win over local rivals Goorambat on Saturday.
In a clinical performance in the first half, highlighted by terrific spread and run and carry from all players on the ground, saw halftime coming with an impressive margin.
With a tighter contest in the second half more numbers were thrown into defence, class and ball use came to the fore.
Led with a terrific back and midfield effort from Dean Bradshaw, who continued his fantastic form for the season, highlighted by an impressive speccy in the second half, and the dynamic all-round performance of a Chelton Orchard, who played in all parts of the ground providing impressing run and carry and slick ball use.
The intercept work of Justin Gervasoni across half back and centre lines ensured all opposition forays were in vain, being cut off before causing any damage, while providing our forward the best chance to score.
Alby Hill proved unstoppable up forward, leading strongly as well as crumbing well at ground level, heavily influencing the scoreboard.
The timely return from injury of Jacob Donlon and Josh Kotvas provided invaluable support around the ground as well as much-needed class moving the ball forward.
The Reserves now look towards a huge challenge next week against the second-placed
Whorouly, along with a big week on the training track to prepare for what could prove to be a pivotal game in the season. Awards
Brad & Mels Snack Bar:
Dean Bradshaw Chelton Orchard