Brumbies re­bound to win four on the trot

Southern Telegraph - - Sport - Ai­den Boy­ham

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.

Pic­ture: Richard Polden

Bren­dan Tingey kicked three goals for Bal­divis in a best-on-ground per­for­mance against Halls Head on An­zac Day.

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