Ivanhoe vs Brunswick NOBSPC

Division 1
vs
May 20, 2017
Score: 110 - 129

Match Report

Ivanhoe6.4-409.9-6311.18-8415.20-110
Brunswick NOBSPC5.4-3413.12-9014.14-9819.15-129

Goals: T. Campbell (4), C. Ford (4), M. Shannon (4), D. Sullivan, J. Lockwood Spence, D. Beaumont, C. Horsley, A. Oakley, T. Weaver, G. Bence
Best: G. Bence, G. Ganino, J. Bye, A. Oakley, C. Ford, L. Ezard

Brunswick NOBSPC returned to the winners’ list in style on Saturday against Ivanhoe. Playing on a small away ground once again it was a case of third time lucky as we adjusted our mode of attack to suit the dimensions and reaped the rewards.

The game started as an absolute shoot-out. By the 5-minute mark it was 3-goals apiece as the ball pinged from end-to-end. It ended up as a 11-goal term with the Hoes narrowly in front but it was noticeable that our goals came from more systematic ball movement than the opposition.

We stepped that ball movement up a gear in the second quarter, slamming on the first 6 goals with some irresistible football. Sparked by Gerrard Bence – who made a welcome return to form – we kicked goals at will, highlighted by long bombs from Tim Weaver and Dom Sullivan, with one out of the centre.

The Hoes were not done with and kicked 3 of the next 4 goals, before pinch-hitting forward Dean Beaumont calmly slotted our eighth for the term after a big pack mark to give us a healthy 27-point lead at the main break.

After that frenetic first half an ugly scrap in the third quarter ensued, with the Hoes dominating play to the scoring end as the wind picked up. Luckily they could only find the target twice from 11 shots so we still had our noses in front going into the last quarter.

We got the all important first goal of the final term to extend our lead but the home team hit back with 2 in a hurry. We were then made to earn the win, with both teams fighting the game right out to the end.

In a real team effort, it was some old stagers who stood tall on the day, especially Chris Ford, who topped off a great forward display with a goal from the boundary to seal the win, Chris Horsley, Adam Oakley and Lachlan Ezard. Recruits Geremie Ganino and Tom Campbell (4 goals on debut) were also prominent.

It was also wonderful to see the debut of our third Brunswick Juniors graduate in James Lockwood Spence, joining Dom Sullivan and Daniel Mott. A goal with his first kick was an added bonus for James.

All in all, it was a great to see the team get some well-earned reward for effort. Next is a huge game against Ormond at home. See you at Gillon this Saturday!

Lineup

Goals

Best

1. Chris Ford45
18. Matthew Shannon4
24. Thomas Campbell4
35. Gerrard Bence11
31. Adam Oakley14
4. Dominic Sullivan1
10. Chris Horsley1
16. Timothy Weaver1
19. James Lockwood Spence1
25. Dean Beaumont1
11. Geremie Ganino2
30. Jarrod Bye3
21. Lachlan Ezard6
2. Todd Cleary
13. George Hartney
14. Damon Byrne
26. Douglas Ford
27. Nikolas Verbeek
33. Cam Fox
38. Scott Thomas
43. Rick Glover
50. Aidan Pollock

Venue Information

Ivanhoe Park

The Boulevard and Wambra Rd, Ivanhoe East