Match Report – 16.2 – Game Date: 21/07/2018
BMFC 16.2: 4
Hazelbrook FC: 0
BMFC Goal Scorers: Billy Moar (2), Heath Stanners (2)
Player of the Match: Will Foreman
Match Report: For the final match of the competition rounds we headed up to Lawson Oval to take on our long running rivals, Hazelbrook. It is always a fine contest and today proved to be no different. Second place on the ladder was up for grabs. Hazo needed to win whilst a draw or better would see us hold onto second spot.
After a ‘little hiccough’ with the jerseys by yours truly, it was through the tremendous co-operation and sportsmanship of Hazo manager, coach and ground official, that we were able to take the field 15 minutes late wearing the Hazelbrook away jerseys!! The game was reduced to 30 minute halves and the boys on both teams had been very patient.
We dominated pretty much from the first whistle. It was a fine well deserved win! Our only flat period was immediately after the half time break. (What does that say about the coach’s ability to impart some wise advice to the boys?)
Fine team passing and possession football had Hazo running around in circles, sometimes literally! Billy scored a fine goal to get us under way and followed up with a second goal early in the second half. A fine header off an excellent corner from Heath.
Heath scored two goals of his own in the second half whilst he was unlucky not to get a hat trick, preferring instead to hit the post with a wide open goal at his mercy! Lachie Bowe had a good chance as well, only to forget which game he was playing and sending it sailing over the cross bar!
Chris was once again strong in the middle of the park, Heath played a fine game and stand-in Captain ‘Scooooooobes’ was rock solid in Robbie’s absence. Man of the Match honours went to Will Foreman who dominated the midfield and won a lot of contested ball. His ball distribution was excellent, often setting us up in positive attacking positions.
The result gives us the opportunity to set up a Final against local rivals Blaxland, who can be beaten. First things first though. We’ll need to beat Colo at home and Springwood at ‘our other home’ to make the final. Both have been strong competitors so we’ll need to be up for both games! The return of Gus and Robbie will add to our strength and confidence. It’s going to be an exciting next phase of the Competition.