Second practice match sees the return of a favourite son late in the game.GARY BROWN March 26, 2014 4:21am
Seymour Football Netball Club travelled to Ford Park, Ivanhoe on Saturday, playing Old Ivanhoe in the second practice match for the season.
The under-18s started the day off playing a bigger and stronger under-19 outfit in very blustery conditions.
The young Lions with many new players played quite well in patches, and although the side struggled to kick a useful score, played some good team football, which should set them up for a good GVFL season.
Better players were Ben Tarran, Kyle Winter-Irving, Jay Eager, Dylan Baird, Callum Ellis and Corey Rowlands while Max Jones kicked the side’s goal.
The senior and reserves sides played a mixed combined six quarters of football, which was an even contest of skilful football by both Old Ivanhoe and Seymour all day.
The Lions backline was superb, with Tim O’Keefe, Trent Fisher, Ash Walsh and young Brent Le Cerf combining with great teamwork.
The midfield looked sharp and won the contested football for most of the game; both Jason Cole and Brett Meredith were exceptional at times.
Forward Hugh Robertson played probably his best game of his senior career, taking strong contested marks and kicking four goals.
Other players to do well included Saad Saad, who took the mark of the match, kicked four goals and finished up on the backline again, where he looked the goods.
Young Rhys Clarke from last season’s under-18s showed he could be a star of the future, coming on in the second half kicking two goals and winning the ball at will. Other young players to do well were Nick Clydesdale and new recruit Albert James, Dylan Scopel and Jacob Rowlands.
Former coach and player Bernie Haberman played a cameo in the last quarter, picking up five possessions, and hopes to help out with the club in 2014.Seymour 15.8 (98) d Old Ivanhoe 12.10 (82)
Goals: H. Robertson (four), S. Saad (four), R. Clarke (two), J. Falcone, J. Cole, H. Wheeler, D. Scopel, J. Zuccala.
Best: J. Cole, H. Robertson, T. O’Keefe, B. Meredith, T. Fisher, S. Saad, R. Clarke, A. Walsh.
Seymour will round off its preparation for the 2014 GVFNL season with a practice match at Bacchus Marsh side Darley on Saturday.
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