Brumbies rebound to win four on the trot
Baldivis Football Club made it four wins on the bounce on Anzac Day, as they overcame a spirited Halls Head 12.8 (80) to 8.9 (57) at Hot Klobba Stadium.
The Brumbies made the trip south to face Halls Head barely three days after beating Pinjarra in a nail-biter and they had to work hard for it in a close first half.
Led by a best-on-ground performance from Brendan Tingey, who kicked three goals, the Brumbies began to turn the screw late on and kick away in the fourth term.
Baldivis coach Craig Hamersley said while his team were unhappy with their early efforts he was pleased to see them turn things around towards the end of the match.
“We were a little bit disappointed in our first half and patches of our third as well,” Hamersley said.
“We felt like we were winning a majority of possession and a majority of the play but we were just messing about on half forward a bit.
“We fixed a few things up and it took a little while but last quarter we were able to break it open a bit more and it felt like a few more things fell into place for us.
“The transition for us going from our small oval to a bigger oval took a little while for us to work out.”
Brieghton Shea continued his goal scoring form for Baldivis as he kicked four goals in the win, with Eddy Dann and Sam Eccles also performing well.
Hamersley also praised Max Nixon for his defensive duties on the Lightning’s Mathew Allen.
With four wins from the first four matches, Hamersley said his side was tracking well but wouldn’t be getting carried away. “Four from four we are really happy with,” he said.
“We are focusing heavily on getting some really good rehab in over the next 10 days, getting some fresh legs back and really just keeping our feet on the ground.
“We don’t want to get too far ahead ourselves.”
The Brumbies’ next clash is against local rivals Rockingham on Saturday.
Brendan Tingey kicked three goals for Baldivis in a best-on-ground performance against Halls Head on Anzac Day.