Round 1 recap
After a really strong preseason the Two Blues were full of confidence heading in to round 1 but were also fully aware that it would take a mean feat to be able to come away with the 4 points.
Our opponent, The Bye, had just recently been promoted from the Old Scholars league and were desperate to make their mark on the SFL competition.
The much anticipated matchup between Jack ‘Tiprat’ Anning and no one looked set to thrill as things started well for the Blues, winning the toss on a blustery day at Anzac Park.
Lindisfarne were full of running in the first quarter with 100% of possession and forcing the bye on to the back foot early; but inaccurate kicking ensured that they were unable to trouble the scorers, going in to quarter time locked at nil all. The Blues did all the attacking again in the second quarter but still were unable to find the goals and the frustrations began to show. Luckily the Bye was still unable to apply any scoreboard pressure and the game was deadlocked at the half with Blues fans screaming for more from the players.
In the 3rd quarter Lindisfarne began to show signs of fatigue against the lightly tried Bye outfit and amazingly, despite any possessions for the game it would be the Bye that would hit the scoreboard first courtesy of an errant Matt Howell kick inside defensive 50 gifting the Bye a point and crucially the lead, despite the council not yet putting the goals up. Not even an old fashioned 3 quarter time spray could spark a resurgence in the last as the Bye were able to grind out a narrow 1 point win, stranding Lindisfarne at the foot of the ladder.