August 15, 2015, 2:00 pm
Brunswick (as NOBSPC)
Saturday afternoon in the late winter sunshine in South Yarra was extremely pleasant, especially sitting on the grassy slopes of Como Park after a beautiful steak and a nice red at lunch. Oh, was there a footy match on as well? That wasn’t quite so pretty for NOBSPC.
In the first half we won plenty of the ball. In fact we had more inside 50 entries than Old Geelong, but butchered the ball badly and 2.10 should have been much, much better. Matt Keown was simultaneously hero and villain, dominant in the forward line but his goalkicking radar was off.
The third quarter was then a wipe out. OGS simply outclassed us. We went from winning the contested ball to not being able to get our hands on it at all. In the final term we fought it out and looked like winning the quarter until OGS kicked the last two goals of the game.
It will come as no surprise to readers that Boomer Bence was again our best player. He always gives four quarters and plays with poise whether in defence, in the middle or going forward. James Mirtschin was very good down back, while two of our best goers Danny King and Pat Kelly also stuck to the task all day.
There was some good news on the day – Bulleen Templestowe lost to Kew so we are no longer at risk of relegation.
We end the season at home against Old Mentone, who are equal with us on six wins for the season. It would be great to finish a tough season on a high against the Panthers!
29 Como Ave, South Yarra VIC