1446).Saturday, 30 June 2018 12:23 AM - |
2018 R7 - 4 games to go, and while we are deep in the coldest and darkest month for footy, the keeness is still there.
45s wear Away Strip: White Shorts and White Jumpers
StKdevs 11.10 d Brunswick 12.01
Supers Match Day Report, courtesy of President Tiger...
Matty Sullivan’s supers side headed to Glen Iris on Sunday, to play the ladder leaders St Kevins. Pags was celebrating the arrival of his first born, and Paul Salloum was getting the feeling that finally, his lads were understanding how each other play. Problem was, we were up against St Kevins.
Turned out it wasn’t a problem. In a cracking game, led by Pags, the classy, smart Mo Kakour and T in the middle, Brunswick played fast, contested footy. Playing on the wing Jules took a one handed mark that will be remebered for ages. St Kevins led by 5 goals toward the end of the third quarter when disaster struck.
Talking back to the ump has been our achilles heel in 2018. Ahmed was playing full forward. His strength, leading and hands were first class all day. But he was was sent off for questioning a decision, leaving Abdul Chakielli to be our main target (more on Abdul in a tic). Our bench, which now included Irishman Nyall who’d just blown his calf, were gutted. Heading into the last, it was 18 v 17 against the top side in the comp.
Paul Salloum called for calm at the break. To be honest, he didn’t get it, but still, at least he asked.
Five minutes into the last, and Chris was sent off for talking back to the ump. It really was a harsh call, and you wonder if the umps were a bit toey toward us. Regradless, we were down 18 v 16. A shellacking loomed.
For the last 15 minutes, despite being two short, Matty’s Mudlarks outran, out-tackled and out-thought St Kevins. All our lads connected. “Showman” Georgie Foundas, playing his usual eye-catching game deep forward, was surrounded by two backmen when the footy sailed in. He called “mine!” They both left it. He marked, quickly drilled it to the top of the square to Abdul for another goal. Our bench went off. With two minutes to go, were were just 8 points down. Incredibly, Pags wins another tap, we press, Abdul marks and goals just as the siren blew. Abdul Chakielli kicks six. We lose by three points, but man, it felt like a win.
If we can learn to button our lip on the field during the home and away, there’ll be some shouting done by us late on Grand Final day.
NorthernDist v Brunswick
Yulong Res, Plenty Rd
Brunswick v Williamstown Gold
|Coach: Paul Cook|