A Tough Start…

Senior men’s coach, Ange Messina reflects on a tough start in Round 1.

After an 18-month hiatus football finally returned to Dempster Park where we welcomed division powerhouse Albanvale and our premiership hero’s and past players from 1990 & 2000.

The Reserves side started the game slowly but continued to improve and become more competitive as the game went on. The most pleasing aspect was the side never gave up and fought the game out right to the final siren.

Although the final result was disappointing a number of players performed very well and put their hand up for future Senior selection.

The Senior game playing with 17 players under the age of 22 we set out to celebrate club legend Hung Phan’s 350th senior game.

The game started with Albanvale in early control of the game kicking the first 3 goals of the day before we hit the scoreboard with our first goal for season.

No stone will be left unturned as we look to improve our performances and become more competitive matchday.

Ange Messina

At this stage we were starting to get a foothold into the game before some undisciplined play turned the game Albanvale’s way and unfortunately, we were never able to recover and find a way back into the game. The boys tried all day and never gave up playing against a quality Albanvale outfit.

From a coaching perspective the final result was unacceptable, and I apologise to all the supporters that attended and supported us. I assure you that no stone will be left unturned as we look to improve our performances and become more competitive matchday.

Thank you to all the past players and supporters that attended and a big thank you to Ian Crocker for his pre-match address. We hope to see you all at more games during the season.

We now look forward to the biggest day of the football calendar when we play Anzac Day against our biggest rivals in Braybrook.

We hope to see as many of you there dressed in Red, white and black!

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