Results - Round 17 - Past Players Day
A massive turnout for Past Players Day saw the Blues take 4 from 4, with the League side ensuring the club another year in B Grade, the Colts all but locking away a double chance and the Reserves and Thirds edging closer to finals berths.
The equation was simple for the League team going into the weekend's match - beat the 9th placed High Wycombe and the club would be ensured of a spot in B Grade for 2014. With a great crowd on the hill for Past Players Day looking on, the Blues kicked 5 goals to 1 in the opening term and never looked back, accounting for the Bulldogs by 39 points and consigning High Wycombe to relegation.
John Lee capped off a wonderful day by booting 4 goals to take his personal tally to 7 on the day, while Sean Halton and Kyle Wheeler chipped in with 3 goals apiece to ensure that 200 gamer Todd Grace would celebrate his milestone game in style.
|High Wycombe||1.3||5.5||9.6||11.8 (74)|
Goals: Lee 4, Halton 3, Wheeler 3, Ingersole, Kyle, Ellis, Barker, Hug, Doig.
The Reserves side continued their late charge at a place in the top 5 with a 62 point drubbing of High Wycombe. The Blues led at every change, however they turned on the gas in the third quarter, turning a 21 point half time lead into a 52 point margin at the final change.
Full forward Hadyn Sleeman was the best of the goal kickers, booting 3 majors.
|High Wycombve||1.2||3.2||4.3||6.3 (39)|
Goals: Sleeman 3, Lombardo 2, Broderick 2, Irving 2, Del Fante 2, Fondacaro 2, Webster, Legg, Pallister.
The Colts side, already assured of a finals berth, took a while to get going in the early game but did enough to dispatch of the 7th placed High Wycombe by 24 points.
John Lee started his big day with 3 majors, while Brodie Chalwell bagged 2.
|High Wycombe||2.3||2.5||3.6||6.7 (43)|
Goals: Lee 3, Chalwell 2, Edinger, Cook, J. Coleman, Webster.
Like the Reserves, the Thirds are also making a late charge for the final 5 and did their finals chances absolutely no harm with a 114 point belting of the 4th placed Kingsley. Like the other 3 teams, the Thirds led from go to woah in their must win match up to keep pace with the 5th placed North Beach, who still sit a game ahead of the Blues for the final top 5 spot.
Jeremy Bruse booted a lazy 5 goals, while captain Ray Reveley warmed up the chopper with 4 majors of his own. Simon Lawson and Brendan Miley were also handy contributors, bagging 3 goals each.
Goals: Bruse 5, Reveley 4, Lawson 3, Miley 3, Wilson, Marshall, Pryor, Perhavec.