Doon’s spirit destroyed by Milawa
ON the second day of winter, the weather opened up for another beautiful day to play local country football.
Unlucky for the struggling Bonnie Doon boys, they had to come up against one of the best teams in the Ovens and King league, Milawa.
Coach Matty Delahey only had 20 players who had committed for the day which was disappointing, given that the home ground had seen good numbers during mid-week training.
Once again the professional-like structure of these top three teams destroyed the spirit of the young Doon team early on, down by over 10 goals at the first break.
The back-men constantly having balls drilled to their opponents that seemingly always had 2-3 metres at the grab.
There was some serious player strength in the Milawa outfit, which is a major credit to their recruitment, something that Bonnie Doon has to look forward to in the years to come.
The midfield battle was there to be had, with the same trio taking it to town the whole afternoon, but somehow the ball would pop out to the advantage of the Demons.
Constantly having 10 goals kicked against us per quarter, it all seemed very strenuous from a backman point of view and while judging the highlights of the competition, it also gave the harsh reality of how far behind we really are.
It’s very important to note that the football club is continually building the club after the disappointing changes at the end of last season.
We welcome all players in the general community that would love to be a part of something special in this complete Bonnie Doon Football Club re-build. RESULTS: Final scores: Bonnie Doon 14 vs Milawa 287
Goal Kickers: J. Prior, S. Campitelli
Best Players: S. Campitelli, C. Roberts, J. Prior, J. Brakels, L. Gales, L. Jenkins
GOTCHA: Bonnie Doon’s Matthew Delahey runs down his Milawa opponent during the clash at Doon’s home ground last Saturday. Although Doon did not win the match it was still a hard fought battle.