Whitefriars FC: 10.11-71
The Melbourne High boys headed out to Donvale to take on Whitefriars, and were keen to continue their two game streak and enjoy the break with a win. Unfortunately, a rampant Whitefriars took a six goal to nothing lead at quarter time after a flurry of forward entries that resulted in majors.
After a well-deserved rev-up from the head coach, the boys rolled back out at quarter time showing more composure and grit, and managed to reel the lead back to a manageable four goals at the turn. Gus Lane and Ant Littore showed spirited first half performances, with the bull-Ant’s first half rewarded with a late goal that stirred the troops.
Sam Hayes showed his years of Melbourne High experience with a strong performance down back which included a foray forward for a third quarter goal, in his first league game in 671 days (Sam needs a hobby). The midfielders, Led by Mitch Wilson and Jai Sandiford dominated all day, but unfortunately the Melbourne High boys broke down on forward entry and were unable to capitalise on this dominance.
Whitefriars ran out 30 point victors, and MHSOBFC were left to rue their first quarter performance. Other notables on the day included Jimmy Tran, showing electrifying pace off a wing, and Gerard Arangio toiled hard taking mark after mark around the ground. Luke Whitaker dislocated his finger for the eighth time this year, but will no doubt get it sorted for round 10. Ryan Brock farewelled the boys for the fourth time this year – He is heading to Singapore for work and MHSOBFC wish him well.
Goals: M. La Fontaine, S. Hayes, K. Smith, A. Littore, J. Tran
Best: J. Tran, J. Sandiford, A. Lane, G. Arangio, A. Littore, M. Wilson