Dinos 11.7 vs Sharks 5.4
Possible story to be run in the SW Times this week…..”Dinosaurs performance at Jurassic Park on Saturday 27th July gives ASADA reason to put Carlton Draft on the banded substances list”
Playing for : Welsh-Piggot Shield, winner for 3rd straight year – Dalyellup Dinosaurs
Big ups to:
Whitey – Sacrificed having a game himself and umpired in the expected manner.. took no crap and covered the ground very economically
Gitts – Clubman of the year won many times over this year already and again used every contact to get 30 pizzas (Eagle Boys and Dominos) for nicks….saving the club about $250
Reever and Basky – worked the kitchen till their dish pan hands dissolved
Corey and Macca – selling raffle tickets that raised about $150 for the club
Og, Gunga and Hammer – for taking the always unwanted temporary trade to the other side. Without this unselfish move we wouldn’t have had much of a game.
Just prior to the game we had rain and light hail but as Big Dan blew the horn for the start, we were bathed in sunshine. The sharks had a banner for one of their boys and with the junior Dinosaurs and their parents around the Pav and Jurassic Park, it was a carnival atmosphere.
Kicking with the wind in the first quarter we were hopeful of a quick start but it was the Sharks drew first blood with a nice link up goal. From this point the Dinos fired up with Basky turning into an extraction machine in the middle and put together 10 minutes of the best footy we’ve seen at Jurassic Park. The next 4 goals for the half were kicked by the Dinos and our backline held the Sharks scoreless in the 2nd quarter into a stiffening wind. This backline offensive, fast becoming known as the Hall Wall, unearthed a new star in Justin ‘The Doona’ Fantasia…he joins David ‘The Blanket’ Haoust, Lee ‘The General’ Hutton, Freo Mick, CerebalPAULsy Delaney and the man with a cult following whether playing forward or back, Doolzs.
The stick of shit (best player for the opposition) went to Hammer who was thrown into the Shark tank in the 2nd quarter and had immediate impact with the highlight being a sensational hand stand and back flip celebration for a last quarter goal (captured by the Fanta paparazzi for the website). As good as Hammer Time was, it proved to only be the entrée for our own project goal sneak, Darren ‘Tripod’ Gittos. Darren has been released as a forward in 2013 after a stellar career as a lockdown backman and under the tutelage of Ace Cameron has developed a style all of his own up front but the illusive goal had still yet to come. That cherry was popped in fine style as he swung onto the trusty left and goaled on the run(ish) but then to show the discipline to run straight off the ground for the rotation was very pleasing to see. The 2nd half was a similar story to the first and we ran the game out as well as we have this season and sung the song for the first time at Jurassic Park (ink this day into the life diary boys) in fine style.
Other notables were Luke ‘Earl’ Gray who came up against the best tap ruckman in the WAMAFL, in ‘Lofty’ and while more than holding his own in the stoppages, completely dismantled his opponent around the ground. Corey pushed his case for playing a forward roll more often, the Jonah/Juice show came to town as per usual, Deano’s ball use was a cut above in windy conditions, Reever/Macca broke a few lines when given the chance and Mill gave a contest in tight.
The rotations seemed to work as well as they have all year with players sticking to a role and getting a break when they needed it. No doubt there were a few sore bodies on Sunday/Monday but besides Earl’s hand, Reever’s finger, Kev’s studded leg (possibly by Hammer) and Leroy’s head, there were no reported major injuries.
The most prized bit of silverware at the club, The Welsh-Piggot Shield is to stay at Jurassic Park for the 3 year running and will be engraved and presented to Nev on Thurs so make sure you’re there for the last regular season training session of the year….congratulations boys, it would appear we are building for a very good Perth carnival.
Oh we are the Dinosaurs…