FOURTH SPOT SECURED – FOR NOW!
A terrific game of VAFA Senior Men’s footy was witnessed at Elsternwick Park on Saturday afternoon. The standard was high, and it was great to secure the 4 points to move a game clear in fourth spot on the ladder. Our boys played very well, and the pressure was on all day as OMs are a very good side. Their top-end talent is right up there with the best in the competition.
We got out to a six-goal lead mid-way through the third quarter, but OMs hit back hard late in the third quarter to bring the margin back to 10 points. It was game on in the final quarter.
Some very good pieces of play resulted in goals just when we needed them. Whilst we were always in front, it wasn’t without a few worries in the last quarter. However, the boys did us proud to hold on for a very important win. It was nice to be at Elsternwick Park in really good conditions for a change and not have a howling wind affecting the game.
We play Uni Blues and Xavs (top 2 sides) in two of the last four games so our finals might start a bit earlier than others; but there is no reason why we cannot beat these sides as our best is as good as any.
The Development boys had their work cut out playing the top side OMs, but they battled hard all day and never gave up.
The Under 19s welcomed back a few players and thought they might be a chance. However, the top sides in this Division are very good with the standard is high, which shows us where we need to get to for next year. It was great to have Warren, Jackson, Sund, Van Twest and Damico all playing in the Unders this week. We also wish Ollie Jackson a safe trip overseas and look forward to welcoming him back bigger and better in season 2020.
The Thirds ventured out to Princess Park to play Uni Blues and, after a good start, couldn’t stay with Uni as we had no bench. This is why we will continue to work on our depth for next year so we can put a full side on the park each week. Thanks to Paul Tyson for coaching the side while Paul McGowan is away.
Huge game this week against Uni Blues at the Trott with Trent Zimbachs playing his 250th and Sam Cutts playing his 200th and Sam Hibbins playing his 150th game. On top of this, we also have Harrison Butterss and Eddie Rice both playing 100 games.
This is once again covered on RSN Carnival Radio and which feature a piece on Trent Zimbachs as well as his parents. If you can't get to the ground, make sure you tune in via the RSN App.
These boys have been massive for our football club and deserve all the recognition they can get this week. Good luck boys on your milestone games. All 5 are true Collegians in every sense of the word.
See you at the footy,
Rocket & Hibbo