B reserves descend into bat cave
Bonnie Doon 39 d. Goorambat 33 Best on: Michelle Tanner Coach’s award: Kate Lockwood
DARK clouds loomed overhead and icy winds blew as we wore our knee high socks to show our support in the battle against Motor Neurone Disease, showing the AFL coaches what it’s like to actually play in a big freeze.
Coming off the back of some tough games, the girls knew this would be no different against a very evenly matched Goorambat.
For the first half of the game it was almost goal for goal, with Bonnie Doon only holding a two goal lead at half time.
Michelle Tanner and Jesseca Walsh kept pushing against difficult defenders to keep us in front all game, both moving beautifully and showing their skills.
Lauren McGinty, Erin Browning and Mel Hilbrick moved the ball beautifully through the midcourt, managing to show speed and control on a very slippery court.
With Tracey Webb out of action, Kate Lockwood and Sue McCormick were defending in the ring and made the Goorambat girls work hard for each of their goals.
The second half saw a few seamless position changes and an increase in intensity from the Bombers, the girls managing to pull out to a five goal lead at three quarter time.
Indi McClennan bravely made her way onto court in the final quarter when injury time was called, and in the unwelcoming conditions we were grateful to have her there.
In the end the Bombers flew and the Bats fell by six goals, pushing B Reserve up to fourth on the ladder.
Bring on Bright at home this weekend.
SOCKS: The Under 15 girls wore their knee high socks to show their support for those battling Motor Neurone Disease. Pictured are (from left) Poppy Seja, Maggie Wortz, Jami Meyer, Caitlin Turner, Potia Keach, Bonnie Rabie, Phoebe Edwards, Lili Seja and...