The Dandenong Southern Stingrays have put their first win on the board by
scorching the North Ballarat Rebels on a beautiful sunny day in Bendigo.
The contest started slowly, with neither team scoring a goal until the 7 minute mark
of the first term. Once the scoring seal was broken, each side went goal for goal.
North Ballarat finished the quarter 8 points up after applying strong pressure and
controlling a lot of the play. However, this would be the only quarter they that win.
The second term saw some tough football with both teams taking courageous marks
and delivering some hard hits. Dandenong were able to convert second efforts into
goals further down the field. However, their sloppy defence let them down at stages
providing the Rebels with the opportunity to score.
It was after the half time break that the Stingrays stamped their authority on the
game, winning the clearances, stoppages and contested possessions.
Dandenong Stingrays Coach, Graeme Yeats, requested his players to dig deep at
the three quarter time break.