Anglesea - 14.8.92
Drysdale - 4.8.32
Goal Kickers - Humpage, Parnell, Malcher & Thomas
Best Players - Quinn Taylor, Taylor Bonner, Bailey Hume, Daniel Thomas, Digby Ford, Ashley Bryant
A tough day for our 2's, coming up against a vastly improved Anglesea outfit. With a very young team on the park again, there were certainly moments of quality football that we know the boys are capable of, however Anglesea were a tough opponent, and their mature bodies got on top early and continued for the day. Quinn Taylor impressed again, and Taylor Bonner was as reliable as ever in his first game of the year.
Anglesea - 10.15.75
Drysdale - 11.9.75
Goal Kickers - Gunn 3, Sykes 2, Breust, Chisholm, Clark, Preece, Hargreaves & Celano
The online results only go back to 2009 (a pretty good year at least) with no senior draws, so a dive into the history books is required to find our last draw! A quarter time lead for us was quickly evaporated, with Anglesea getting the upper hand in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, but not being able to put us away with some poor kicking at goal. A ripping goal after the 3/4 time siren from Matty Gunn had the boys pumped leading in the last quarter, and with a renewed intensity at the footy, the goals continued to come, with the boys hitting the front with a few minutes to spare. Unfortunately we were not able to hold that lead, with the siren sounding at 75 points a piece.
While a bit of a shocked feeling on the ground and in the rooms post game, the effort to get back into the game in the last quarter will provide some confidence to the group leading into the next few important games. Lachie Dalgleish was huge in the backline, his attack in the air at the contest, and speed out of defence was a highlight all day. Matt Piggot was excellent in the ruck again, with Ben Fennell leading the fight back from the middle in the last.
Unfortunately our recruits injury bad luck has continued, with Ross Celano out of action for the next 2 months with an ankle injury. Ross was enormous in the 1st quarter, putting on a bone crunching shepherd in defence, picking himself up and finishing off the good work with his first goal in Brown & Gold before coming off. Best of luck for the recovery Ross, and will be great to have you back out there soon!
FROM THE COACHES (todays Geelong Advertiser)
Drysdale co-coach Ben Carmichael said it was “really impressive” for his group to mount a comeback, but it was a bittersweet result knowing they held a seven-point lead late in the game. “It was really a character-building result for our guys, to come back and get ahead was really pleasing,” he said.
“They were on top of us throughout the game, but when we got out by seven points we weren’t able to hold on for a win, so it is a little bit disappointing. Anglesea certainly seem to have improved from last year, they were a really strong side on Saturday.”
On the road again this coming weekend, heading to the Couta Bowl for an always entertaining clash with Queenscliff.