B re­serves de­scend into bat cave

Mansfield Courier - - SPORT -

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...

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