Fish Creek Vs. Phillip Island
Saturday 2nd August
Fish Creek hosted Yarram on Saturday at Terrill Park on what was a beautiful day for footy, the Kangas lost two key men in Manne and Law before the game and the Demons were coming off a great win against Korumburra Bena the previous week and were keen to test the side that has been the benchmark for a lot of the year. Yarram won the toss and kicked to the Creek end but it was Fish Creek who started the better winning a free kick from the opening bounce, along with a 50 metre penalty Rouda was having a set shot at goal only 15 seconds in. Unfortunately for Fishy his shot missed and Yarram had a kick in. An intercept by Fish Creek sent the ball back into the goal square where it was gathered by Sam Sperling who is a magnet around goals and he had the first goal on the board inside the first minute. Fish Creek continued their attack and with their forwards busy they scored the next goal thru J.Staley, they continued to present and create opportunities for each other and were dominating all over the ground which resulted in multiple goals to Angwin, Sperling and J.Staley and they headed into the first break in total control 47 points up and leading in all the important stats including clearances 16-3, Tackles 8-2 and inside 50’s 16-4. Price in the ruck for Fishy was going very well, Jago was getting possessions at will as was the ever reliable Rouda and Tommy Gordon. The second term underway and it was tight tough opening played again mostly in Fish Creek forward 50. Inaccurate kicking at goal by Fish Creek was not giving them the reward they deserved for the domination that they had on the game and again Yarram was kept scoreless going into half time while adding 9 goals 12 behinds themselves. An injury to Seccull who was providing plenty of drive off the half back flank the low point for Fish Creek. The second half underway and again ominous signs for Yarram when Price after winning the tap followed up receiving the ball at Centre Half Forward and kicked truly from 50m out to score the first goal of the half inside the first minute. Fishy again continued to attack and Yarram’s backline lead by Strobel were under enormous pressure and with Fish Creeks Angwin marking well it was only a matter of time before the goal rush begun. An Angwin goal was followed by Yarram’s first goal of the day to B.Lynch this was followed by further majors to the Creeks Lachie Park, Cooper, Angwin a couple and another to Lachie Park to break the game wide open and blow the margin out to around 15 goals. Yarram to their credit kept fighting and Pettitt, Ryan Coulthard, Bruns and Sleep were trying hard and a couple of late goals to Jo Swift and Ryan Coulthard gave their team some encouragement before Fish Creeks Angwin popped up again to mark and goal just before three quarter time to take an 86 point lead into the final change. The final quarter the most even for the day with 4 goals to Fishy and 3 to Yarram with again the most notable moments when Jago was assisted from the ground and Cal Park also headed for the bench to ice up with both boys days done. At the end of the day Fish Creek couldn’t wait for the final siren with no one left on their bench they were the walking wounded. The final margin 90 points in what was a very strong performance by the Fishy boys, best players for Fish Creek were, Gordon, Angwin, Rouda, Shaw, Pratt and Jake Staley and for Yarram Pettitt, Bruns, Coulthard, Sleep, Rash and Jack Moore. Goal Kickers for Fish Creek were Angwin 9, Lachie Park 3, Sam Sperling and Jake Staley 2 each and singles to Price, Cooper, Shaw and Ireland and for Yarram R. Coulthard and Josh Swift 2 each and singles to Brent Lynch and Corbin Sutherland. The final round of home and away next week and Fish Creek head down to IK for the last game of the year down there whilst Yarram finish the season with a game against Toora.