OLD BRIGHTON: 8.4.52
DE LA SALLE: 17.10.112
ROSCOES BATTLE THE ODDS COURAGEOUSLY
The Roscoes faced a daunting task against leaders, De La Salle, whose ranks are supported by far greater depth than we can manage at the moment. It looked very nasty in the first term and the boys seemed headed for a merciless drubbing. After a scoreless first term, even nastier thoughts were disturbing me.
However, the Roscoes rallied, and lifted by wonderful efforts from Matt Hooy and Marty Ho, they all charged in with renewed determination and played two very competitive quarters, genuinely arresting De La’s hitherto dominance. Scoring 7.3 to 8.2, the boys had a real dip and reclaimed their dignity after an awful start.
Eventually they were overpowered, but lost nothing in terms of their determination to compete as hard as they could. They were indebted to Tom Burns and Sam Ryan, who came back from their early U19 clash at Monash to go around again.
Missing from the side that won the B Reserve flag so superbly only four matches ago, are Zack Alcott, Joel Balleggi, Nick Coroneos, Riley Cummin, Josh Dickerson, Lucas Forato, Ben Gadsden, Hamish Graham, Nick Graham-Bowman, Hugh Hamilton, Kieran Rawlinson, Jack Touli and George Yeoman. A couple will return from injury. As for the others …..?
Goal Kickers: Tom Fisher 3, Ho 2, Harris 2, Cal Macleod
Best Players: M. Hooy, Ho, M. Freeman, T. Fisher, Otto, Burns