RESERVES ON THE OUTER
By Andrew ‘The Benchwarmer’ Mullett
OLD BRIGHTON: 3.3 3.4 5.10 9.12. 68
OLD XAVERIANS: 4.0 9.4 13.10 18.13. 121
Goals: T. Larkworthy 3, J.Dikranian 2, H.Hamilton, T.Fisher, C.Hicks, M.Burt.
Best: Cal.Macleod, C.Hicks, T. Larkworthy, H.Hamilton, M. Freeman, M.Speirs.
Despite being sent to compete in the back blocks and get stripped in a tent without access to running water or toilet facilities, Luke Healy’s boys played some pretty good footy, particularly in the first quarter when they had most of the play, but failed to capitalise on the scoreboard.
Cal Macleod, Charlie Hicks and Hugh Hamilton were all prominent and Joey Dikranian was a handy target up forward, booting a couple early. Tom Larkworthy won plenty of the ball in defence, distributing it effectively, before going forward and nailing three goals in the final term.
The Xavs were able to gain a strong lead in the second quarter, and despite a keenly contested and relatively even second half, the boys were unable to claw back into the game.