Thanks for the memories - Al & Burger!

The final matches of the 2011 season were held on Sunday 4th September against Wilston Grange at Gaythorne.


The Masters team farewelled "Big Al" Alex McRae and "Burger" Lynden Burgess after 26 & 20 years in the club respectively. A copy of the article as printed in the South-West news can be found below!


The fired up Masters took it to Wilston Grange, who had been languishing all year with a less than impressive record, though the wise South's boys knew that they would be dangerous, and they were! Souths found themselves down a goal after the first quarter, though the breeze had picked up to be a force 6 gale!

Kicking with the wind in the second quarter, Souths Showed what advantage should be made of the breeze, outscoring WG 4 goals to 1. BC's opponent for the second quarter was extracted from the soil with a backend loader after being pounded into the ground after failing to take a simple mark. The same opponent thought he might take a running go at BC later in the quarter, and without BC batting an eyelid, found himself bouncing about 6 metres in the opposite direction. BC later gave away a 50 metre penalty in an uncharacteristic show of aggression! Tut Tut BC!!

The team was on fire, and continued to outscore, and outrun Wilston Grange, and to finish the best season in ten years, to farewell Al and Burger in style. A superb game from many players, including Pierre, Jenko, Yatala Pete, Mary, Spresser, Ado (who barely could hold onto the ball all day!) and not to mention the old boys Burger and Big Al taking all the ruck duties!

Souths 13.10  88 to Wilston Grange 10.7 67


Wilston Grange Supers were before today labelled the best Brisbane side, losing only 1 match out of 11, but the boys from Souths were not going to let that label intimidate them.

The breeze was still blowing from the earlier match, which provided some assistance, but it was clear that the ball was not going to spend too much time in the sky, as it was in the aim of both sides. Mumfy played hard against his opponent, causing a number of concentration lapses, and allowing Souths to be up by 5 points at the first change.

Now the Souths boys showed why they were a real force in the competition, taking control in the second quarter to lead by 20 points at half time. Whilst Wilston Grange took some advantage from the wind in the third quarter, they ran out of legs with Souths outrunning them around the ground to score 5 goals to nil in the final quarter to win convincingly!

A huge game by the whole team, with standouts being Teddy (with a severely broken collar bone) Lazzo, Mutley, Pipes, Skull (looking very well tanned), Ezy and Ant. Vern showed some brilliance with some set moves adding to the complete team effort for one of the best wins the team has ever had.


Souths  11.5  71 to Wilston Grange 4.12  36



A huge year for the whole team, with sincere thanks to everyone for contributing to the most successful year in the club for many years. May 2012 be even better!


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