A fantastic opportunity to play under lights away to Gidgegannup last time out and it was time to atone from the previous week’s loss. Tyson, Rory, Ethan, Blake and Nick made way for Zac, Austin and DJ back from a few weeks out.
Oz was keen to make up for lost time and after a quick win in the middle he marked and kicked truly to get us underway. Not happy with one he rattled on the next three to have four at the first change, a goal late to Gidgey had us three goals up. Keefy was linking up well with Dev and Luke in the middle, hitting targets inside our fifty and if not for a dodgy goal call to the second prong Tristan the margin would have been greater.
Jesse stepped up early in the second demonstrating his ability to dance, he was finding Pepp on half forward and that man Oz, another two for the quarter. He was the only one who could find the major opening, bad kicking was keeping Gidgey in the game.
DJ was doing his best impersonation of the energiser bunny, throwing himself at everything and the new crew in the middle, Rhino, Lindsey and Mick began to find some rhythm.
Who knew Chooks could fly, the mullet was free flowing early in the third as he took a cracker and when he kicked truly we finally had a second goal scorer. Tristan joined him soon after to complete the second prong and when Pep kicked his first for the night we were starting to find range and stretch our opponents. The boys relaxed for a few minutes and let Gidge back in the game they had matched our score, still four goals the difference at the last change.
Pep found the goals again early in the last, Andy was spoiling everything down back showing he was more than a cannon ball with a mullet and when Oz kicked his eighth of the game we had run out forty-nine-point winners on a chilly Saturday night.
Oz, Dev, Jesse and Chook our top four on the night, Pep took home the Mr Magic Carwash award. Oz a standout with eight goals on the night, Pep three, Chook and Tristan two each, Musto and Keefy one a piece on the night.
A few mentions on the night with Cam getting lost in the bush, Nick found magenta appealing but not necessarily to his liking and Gaz showed his ongoing development in goals clearly the standout Goal umpire of the evening. Rhino showed you don’t need balls to have strength as he took down the biggest man on the field and the biggest fine of the night goes to Lars for destroying the nice new Gidgey changerooms, shame on you Dylan!
Another big test for us today as we take on the reigning premiers who will be looking for revenge, both sides will be different from the first round and we will have to be at our best if we are to get the win.
Carn the Roos!