|De La Salle||5||10||40|
DLS opened strongly but careless inaccuracy meant that 3 goaling opportunities went begging! Indi marked a kick in and converted at the 3 minute mark. Fitzroy hit back strongly goaling at the 4 & 11 minute marks respectively. It was really god contested footy! Trent Shannon pack marked a defensive clearance and converted from the scoreboard flank at the 18 minute mark to restore the lead. The tough contest continued & Fitzroy goaled from another DLS high tackle free at the 23 minute mark! Liam Eldering marked on a fast lead to convert at the 27 minute mark to provide DLS with a slender 3 point lead at the break.
The 2nd quarter continued in similar vein with only 3 goals scored: Fitzroy at the 4 & 23 minute marks & DLS at the 9 minute mark with Josh Cumberlidge making a certainty of it, by running the full distance into the open goal. 1st quarter misses take note! Quarter 2 ended with the reverse score line being DLS trailing by 3 points
The 3rd quarter started in the same vein as the 1st half but, with DLS again missing relatively easy scoring opportunities, Fitzroy gradually asserted their superiority! But for their inaccuracy, Fitzroy would have sealed the game mid way point of the 3rd! They kicked 5 successive behinds before goaling 12, 20 & 25 minute marks respectively to finish the game as a contest, leading by 26 points at 3 qtr time.
DLS, undermanned without a player available from the bench, faded badly against an avalanche of Fitzroy attacks. Dominating the centre clearances, Fitzroy was in complete control, adding 7.6 to our 1.1 for the quarter. Fine displays in defence by Ryan O’Meara (ensure we get the ball next Ryan), Sean Fisher, who was good all match, Nathan Scollo, and the ever reliables Tom Dochert, Christian Algeri , Jake Williams.
Best: Josh Cumberlidge, Christian Algeri, Tom Docherty, Jake Williams, Trent Shannon, Tom Lynberg
Goals: Liam Eldering 2, Cumberlidge, Adrian Indovino, Shannon
|May 13, 2023||2:00 pm||Seniors||2023||5|
|Waverley Oval, 425 Waverley Rd, Malvern East VIC 3145|