Brunswick FC vs St Johns

Division 1
June 17, 2017, 2:00 pm
Score: 102 - 91
Brunswick FC Brunswick FC5.3-338.6-5413.8-8615.12-102
St Johns St Johns2.7-195.10-407.14-5612.19-91
St Johns St Johns102 - 34
Melbourne High School Melbourne High School45 - 60
Match Report

This was a game Brunswick just had to win against St John’s at home. No ifs, buts or maybes. And we did, by 11 points in the end, but it was still anything but straightforward.

Early in the last quarter the lead was 36 points after a goal to Chris Ford and supporters’ minds were turning to a much needed percentage boost. But instead of putting the foot on the throat of the opposition we began to cruise, which St John’s gladly took advantage of, with a dominant last 20 minutes to give us an almighty scare.

Ultimately we held our nerve, with a vital fourth goal to best-on-ground Chris Horsley, and St John’s continued inaccuracy cost them.

What would prove to be the winning buffer to three-quarter time had been set up by a good conversion rate and some strong individual performances, led by Horsley, Ford, Geremie Ganino, Matt Shannon, Luke Johnson, Matt Dickson, George Hartney and Brett Sheehan. Then, as legs got heavy late, it was the midfield grunt of Horsley, Ganino and Johnson that carried us over the line.

We will need to bring a four-quarter effort against top-of-the-table PEGS next week, but we know from earlier in the year we can match them.

10. Chris Horsley41
1. Chris Ford3
18. Matthew Shannon3
11. Geremie Ganino22
6. Luke Johnson13
7. Jarryd Browne1
24. Thomas Campbell1
53. Mathew Dickson4
51. Brett Sheehan5
30. Jarrod Bye6
4. Dominic Sullivan
13. George Hartney
16. Timothy Weaver
21. Lachlan Ezard
25. Dean Beaumont
32. Anthony Argento
33. Cam Fox
34. Danny King
38. Scott Thomas
42. Adam Bevanda
50. Aidan Pollock
52. Sam Richardson

Venue Information

Gillon Oval

133a Hope St, Brunswick