In what was a very important game for us in getting our season back on track, we had the difficult task of travelling to Oatlands and tackling the Central Hawks who had been in pretty good form.
After three losses on the trot, we went into the game with the mindset of getting back to enjoying our footy and giving one hundred percent to every contest.
The first quarter saw us kicking against a four to five goal wind and this made it difficult to score at one end of the ground. We came in at quarter time failing to register on the scoreboard and being 39 points down. However, we knew we had had our own share of the footy and things would turn our way.
For the second quarter, it was our turn to use the wind and, to our credit, we continued to win the ball and start pegging back the margin on the scoreboard. At half-time the deficit had been reduced to 13 points and we were right back in the contest. After half time, the wind had died down and we were able to match Central by winning the quarter and, being only seven points down at the final change. Kicking downhill to the scoring end of the ground, we were confident that if we continued to win the ball our fitness would get us over the line.
The last quarter saw the lead change a couple of times but, to our credit, we worked hard for each other and the result came our way, winning the game by eight points.
Best players in what was a great team effort were: Josh White, Nick Braslin, Matt Phillips, Dexter Bertoldo, Justin Myers, Scott Bester, Tim Bracken, Dave Scott and Jamie Tubb.