Apologies for the late wrap, its been hectic here in Dino land.
And thanks for the fines to remind me that you do all in fact look forward to the media wrap each post game, was beginning to think Keechys words of wisdom were only for my amusement.
Here goes – Round 3 2016 Dinos Vs Fossils
Wayne Carey bangs on about June-July being big boy months due to the weather, well maybe he just lives on the wrong side of this big brown land cos a beautiful sunny June afternoon under a big blue West Aussie sky greeted us for our first home game of the year.
With the hint of casserole in the air and a familiar Warrick Welded plume of smoke drifting heavenly, the universally respected Fossils rolled into town hardened on dredging, dewatering and devouring marron the size of Ford Lasers.
Dino’s lost the toss and kicked into a strong breeze. Muzz injected himself into the centre and decided that not using the wind would be a crime so launched towards his own goals. Fortunately this was a rare forward thrust for the Fossils and the ball was locked in our forward 50 for most of the quarter. We were a little wasteful in front of goals but with a strong midfield and running wings, the signs were there that after 5 years of looking for a 4 quarter game on Jurassic Park, this was gonna be tangerine time.
The Fossils lost 2 players during the 2nd term to a Juice Liverpool Kiss and a Waller tackle which was straight out of Jack Ziebell’s hand book. 40 is an old Collie kid and many of the Fossils his old school mates so he pulled a packet of winny reds and a stick mag out of his footy bag and renewed old times with the light footed Kain Cuppy Quarrill rolled into the deal which will surely be remembered as one of the trades of 2016.
The second half saw the mids continue and the forwards get amongst the goals with Reidy and Kingy in particular powering to the line. For good measure, the ever alert Shredder fed coach Maybs a couple of assists late to ensure he’ll line up in his favoured position next game.
Big up to Muzz for the fires, pressure cleaning the pav and generally firing everyone up to make the day/night what it was. The ladies n Kev in the kitchen and all the families who put together a dish or even just came along and tucked into the wine, Hammer’s little heroes running water never left a man hanging for a sip, the crew setting up and cleaning up the oval and Pav the next day. Thanks to 40 and Cuppy who got fossilised at half time to help out the boys from Collie without doing a Hall and completely jumping the fence. Well bloody done to Fanta for donning the fluoro for the first time and orchestrating a bruise free brand of footy. Congratulations also to Barberry (Barbs/Mayberry) on their coaching debut on the tricky dimensions of the Jurassic Park track… 1 from 1. Nice work also from Haousty for channelling his carnival folk genes and running the novelty games….everyone’s a winner !!
Best: Dools, Salty, Reidy, Kingy, Rowey, Juice, Macca, Wal, Barbs, Shano ‘the barbarian’ C.
Congratulations to Dools and Mill on 50 games of Dino footy and in Dool’s case, probably another 20 played for other teams at carnivals.
Pics will be posted once Mrs Fantarazzi approves the final cut.
Pictures are here