Our two senior sides were defeated by a determined Old Geelong while the Hearts, U/19s and First XVIII all recorded solid wins. Indeed the school side is now the only undefeated APS team and has two matches to play. The girls moved to second on the ladder with a gutsy win over Beaumaris. They were behind for the first three quarters but kicked away in the last to record another good win. The U/19s got off to a good start and were never troubled against Old Geelong. They are second on the ladder by the smallest percentage. The Reserves were never in the hunt against Old Geelong but remain in fourth spot.
The seniors got off to a good start, kicking the first two goals of the game. The Geelong boys had however, come to play and quickly responded and indeed kicked the remaining three goals for the quarter. It was a good battle for midfield dominance with Shak and Plymo leading the way for the magenta and black. The second quarter was similar although the visitors were answering all of our challenges. Aaron Toy was leading the backline which was under a lot of pressure. The game was being played across the respective half back lines and it was a real arm wrestle. The Bloods went in 25 points in arrears at half time but were still well and truly in the game. And indeed the third quarter went to the Bloods but only marginally. But the 22 point deficit was not insurmountable. The first goal of the last quarter was vital and indeed we duly scored from one of Waity’s four for the day. Nick Gooda then got the next and the game had come alive. Geelong responded with one of their own but our boys were peppering the scoreboard. Another Geelong goal appeared to snuff any chance but another Waitey major and a terrific snap from Corey Connelly had the deficit back to a single goal. A Budgy point with 3 minutes on the clock meant there were numerous hearts in mouths. Unfortunately, we were unable to get that crucial last major despite the ball being in our forward line for much of the last few minutes.
Aaron Toy was great across the backline all day, while Alfy applied terrific forward pressure. Jacko once again toiled hard all day against taller opposition.
Best Players: A. Toy, A. Woltering, J. Paul, J. Arthur, N. Waite, N. Gooda
Best Players: S. Hall, B. White, B. O”Leary, M. Quiambao, J. Alkemade, J. Spanos
Best Players: P. Gardiyawasam, T. Landare, S. Casey, M. McDonald, M. Waterman, C. Frawley
Best Players: O. Sharpe, R. Seccull, S. Algeri, K. Dummett, J. Constable, M. Kirkwood