Saturday saw us get our season started with a 79 point win against Brighton under lights at Pontville. Playing under lights was a new experience for most of our guys and one we thoroughly enjoyed. Going into the game we were unsure what to expect from Brighton as they were coming back from the Premier League and for that reason we were not going to take them lightly. The first quarter saw us kick with a pretty strong breeze and although we wasted opportunities we were able to hold a handy lead at the first break. Against the wind in the second quarter we were able to control the football and score at a consistent rate and for this reason we held a nice break at half time. Both the third and final quarters were ones of missed opportunities, we missed some very easy shots on goal and probably should’ve won by a lot more than 79 points. In a pretty even team performance Aaron Hilder was fantastic at Centre Half Forward, Gavin Quirk racked them up through the midfield, Todd Willing dominated the ruck and Nick Braslin led from the front all night. Jamie Tubb finished off some good work with 7 goals and Kurt Baker was dangerous at ground level and finished with 4 for the night.
Although we were nowhere near our best it’s nice to get our season started with a win. This week we have a week off for the Easter break and look forward to playing Claremont the week after.
Daniel 'Willey' Willing