Old Paradians: 14.18-102
The firsts arrived at the Woodfull-Miller just as Melbourne was blessed with a torrential downpour, but when the ball was thrown up at 2pm the sun was shining. We kicked the 1st goal early, but shortly after the backline was subjected to consecutive inside 50s. Skill errors hurt the Unicorns, and our turnover count was the main talking point at both the ¼ and ½ time breaks.
The 2nd half was played on the Unicorn’s terms as we cleaned up our skills and our ‘Unicorn Pressure’ was in full effect, however we failed to convert on the scoreboard. When going the other way Parade converted, giving the Unicorns a tough task going into the final break. We battled admirably in the 4th, but ultimately going down to the Raiders 6.7-43 to 14.18-102. Better players for the day were BJ in the middle and the Toad Fish down back.
Congratulations to Benny ‘Bird Man’ Burton, Joel ‘Big Banana’ Cheston and Parko on their debuts.
Goal Kickers: K. Smith 2, L. Phillips, C. Tetaz, B. Burton, T. Beale
Best Players: B. Jordan, R. Curwood, W. Suhr, L. Phillips, J. Sandiford, Z. Smooker