Under grey skies the Dinosaurs made their way to Busselton by bus or by car in one of the most timely arrivals in our club history. To have the time to get changed, have a warm up and get a pre-game address from the coach is something unfamiliar to anyone with any history in this club as it is usually a phone call to the opposing coach to apologise for our lateness and then straight into it. Well done to those involved with making this happen (Ace, Reeever, Grievesy,..)….now to the game.
After a stinging loss in round one the boys in tangerine came out of the blocks and put the first goal for the game on the board early, assisted by a slight breeze. It was actually perfect conditions for a night game, warmish with no dew and no rain and the standard of play in the first half reflected that with some good link ups, some one grab marks and nice hit up passing. After a short sharp address by Hally at half time, we set sail with the breeze in the 3rd and took back the lead to go into the last slightly in front.
Our own Rocky Miller decided he wasn’t wearing his close tag any more and after being asked to go for a cuppa once, sprayed the sniper assigned to him on his return and was invited to site down again. With some carry over points from last week, it could be a long night for the kid at Wednesday nights court hearing. Juice took the benching of his mate to heart and started to really crank up and keep us in the game.
The first 10 mins of the last was an arm wrestle before Busso found an extra man around the packs and kicked the final 3 goals to win by a couple. A few beers in the change rooms with the Maggies, watched the finish of the Blues win over the Weagles, did the presentations and it was out to Squares’ favourite pub…The Nard.
Best: M. Kelly, J. Curtis, J. Shaggenberg, M. Hogan, S. Rose, A King, J Reeves………..,……………,………..,M. Wharton
The dance floor was open for business and did the boys put on a show…. notables Luke Conforti, Rocky Miller and Murray Wharton. With a few water boys on the bus, we hit the road a little earlier than usual and so when it was discovered that ‘Angry’ Simbas was still at the pub, we returned with no great fuss. A suitable fine for him will be administered and a program to lift his profile will be undertaken. On arriving to Murray’s house the surprises kept coming as it was discovered that Airdy had overdone his supplement program and sacrificed his favourite shirt in an attempt to keep the bus up to a Go West standard. The bus continued and the esky stayed….the debrief continued into the night.
In summary, we are not quite Melbourne (they have won a game this year) but it is time to light the fuse and get on the board and sing what is regarded as the best song in the league, on the ground. With a bit of luck on the administrative side of things it would be nice to celebrate a win at our first legitimate home game (at Jurassic Park) vs the Collie Fossils on May 11.
More than a few laughs had as per usual and a good effort put in on and off the track….see you all Wednesday night for an ANZAC standard training.