The Lindisfarne reserves side took on Brighton at Anzac Park in what was a crucial game for the side. It was a third versus fourth battle with both teams on the same amount of points and the winner would find a little breathing room in third spot and still give them selves a chance of a top two finish.
We started the game with some good intensity and gave our forward a lot of football but due to the swirling wind, we did not capitalize and kicked a poor 2 goals and 8 points. If we could of made the most of these opportunities we could have had the game well and truly in our grasp.
In the second quarter, Brighton was never going to lie down and they started to wrestle some momentum back their way as we started to play some lazy football. Lucky for us our forwards started to capitalize and we went into the long break with a 16 point lead.
The second half was played much the same as the first but our intensity was back in our game and our tackling pressure was terrific.
Josh McWilliams and Chris Russell were good contributors in the ruck. Chris Turner went about his business in his usual no fuss way. The attack on the football by Mick Grimsey and Phil Ashlin was important for us. Up forward the elusive Mark Rutherford and skillful Henry Pfieffer gave their opponents grief and Jamie Tubb playing a dual role on the ball and up forward showed a huge work rate.