Its down the Western Highway to Beaufort today in what will be an early season 8-point game. The Crows seem to have consolidated over the off season so a four quarter effort will be required to come away with the points.
Last weekend was a good start to the season for the Senior boys, with a 7 goal to 1 first term all but ending the contest fro m the outset. Joel and Luke Mirtschin booted 12 between them in what is a hopefully a sign of things to come whilst skipper Jackson Murphy started the season off brilliantly with a best on ground performance. Dave Benson took away the very first Henry Spratling Medal with a dominant display in the ruck.
An undersized Reserves outfit took three and a half quarters to grind out a win over Dunnstown but fitness showed in the end with the Dees’ recording an 11 point win in what was a tense and exciting, if not very pretty game of Two’s footy.
The U18’s were severely undermanned but put in a valiant effort to go down by 93 points; Lachie Arnts was the Demons best. The U15’s look like they’ll be a slick unit once they gel together this year but went down by 28 points to the Towners with Brenton Devereux showing he is a player of the future to be best on ground. The U12’s put in a mighty effort but ultimately fell 2 goals short; youngster Ned Pengelly was the Demons best.
On the courts it was a successful start to the season with wins in 5 of the 6 grades and only the A Grade falling short. The 9-goal loss was a pretty decent effort against an impressive Dunnstown that many are tipping to go on with it this year; Emma Hills was outstanding to be the Demons best. Ellen Mason and Molly Binks were the best players respectively in big wins for the B and c Grade whilst Charlotte Todd, Molly Ryan and Sophie Boyd were the best players in the wins for U17, U15 and U13 sides.
Please see Matt MacDonald if you haven’t yet purchased your membership for season 2017, and don’t forget that Gold memberships are again available with all the inclusions to social events as well. On the same note, if anyone is seeking to sponsor the club or knows of anyone that would like to, please see Darren Rix and he can go through the options with you. Don’t forget that any player that can attract a new sponsor to the club will get their membership thrown in for free.
Be sure to check out our new and improved website at www.bungareefnc.com.au for all the latest news and info.
We hope everyone has a terrific Easter Break and don’t forget the Annual Ball coming up in a few weeks time.