Old Mentonians vs Old Ivanhoe
After good recent form which mainly comprised hard fought and close losses against top four sides, the Seniors travelled to Keysborough to take on Old Mentonians who sat two games below us on the ladder. It was perhaps this fact that resulted in the lack lustre and disappointing performance that ensued.
A team that had previously counted high pressure as one of its hallmarks unfortunately left this facet of the game back at Chelsworth Park. The tackle count, a strong indicator of team performance was a very low 29 in total for the game. In some of the more recent games, this number of tackles would have been laid in a single quarter.
All credit to Mentone; we simply had no answer to its running game and they steadily increased their lead throughout the match. The final scores resulted in a comfortable 41-point win, 18.14.122 to 12.9.81.
Will Gough continued his excellent form to be clearly our best player and Danny Steele was a winner down back. Daniel Cookson and Justin Powick also continued their excellent form and the Del Monte brothers (Adrian & Michael) also tried hard. Adrian was a sole beacon up forward, with a bag of 5 goals.
The next five rounds will be an excellent test for the boys as they face up to sides that all defeated us earlier in the season.
Best Players: L. Oliver, J. Davis, A. Hodges, D. Brown, T. McMAHON, S. D”Andrea
Old Ivanhoe Grammarians
Best Players: W. Gough, D. Steele, D. Cookson, A. Del Monte, M. Del Monte, J. Powick
|July 14, 2018||2:00 pm||Seniors||2018|
|Keysborough Playing Fields|
|756-768 Springvale Rd, Keysborough Victoria|