OLD BRIGHTON: 1.4.10
MENTONE TIGERS: 11.17.83
ROSCOES TOPPLED BY TENTH-PLACED TIGERS
Both Old Brighton Grammarians Seniors and Reserves sides endured another tough day, losing the points this time, to St.Bedes-Mentone Tigers who had no difficulty sweeping aside the beleaguered ranks of the home sides’ diminished numbers.
Though several former players appeared to help the Roscoes field a side, they were able only to lift the competitiveness of our team. They could not offer a realistic hope of winning.
The Seniors stayed in the match in the first half, with determined efforts offered by all players, but the absence through injury of both co-captains, Dylan Verney and Harry Hill, compounded the continuing loss of a dozen players who have preferred to take mid-season holidays overseas.
Fortuitously, the other results in William Buck Premier fell our way, and the Tonners maintain a place in the four and a three-game buffer against those outside it. The Footy takes another week off next Saturday to allow the travellers time to enjoy the foreign sun, while we await a resumption against Old Melburnians at the new-look Elsternwick Park on July 14th.
Best: Graham, Rutter, Sargent, Johnson, Yeoman, Graham-Bowman