Brumbies prevail in wild weather
It was wet and windy last Saturday afternoon when Baldivis continued its unchallenged run and defeated Rockingham for the second time this year in the Peel Football League.
While the earlier reserves game was played out in a heavy downpour, the clouds cleared momentarily and the top of the ladder Brumbies galloped away with a 45point win.
The game was a Baldivis affair from the start and they continued to dominate throughout, holding Rockingham goalless in both the first and last quarter and finished 12.7 (79) to Rockingham’s 4.10 (34).
Baldivis League coach Michael McCann said he was happy with the way the team played in the conditions.
“It was a real focus for us to limit Rockingham’s scoring, which I think we did really well,” he said.
“Brieghton Shea was one of the stand-out players of the match, kicking three goals and winning best on ground.
“He gets better and better every week and provides more attacking options and sets up lots of play.”
Both teams wore red arm bands to acknowledge the PFL’s Belt Up Round and players took a minute to remember the importance of safety on country roads.
With eight wins and 10 games to go, the Brumbies head into a tough match-up with Halls Head on Saturday while the Rams are set to face South Mandurah on Sunday.
McCann said his side was looking forward to the challenge.
“Halls Head have had seven wins and and we are both a few games clear of the rest so it should be a genuine top two clash,” he said.
“We suffered a few injuries in the last two games, so it will be good to see how we play with the added pressure.”
Rockingham Rams captain Rocky Collins, field umpire Mason Carr and Baldivis Brumbies captain Kyle Westwood are all smiles before last Saturday’s game at Baldivis Oval.