Lions make the trek to Bacchus Marsh and almost steal a win.GARY BROWN April 2, 2014 4:24am
Seymour senior and reserves football teams travelled to Bacchus Marsh with a 30-man squad on Saturday, playing the Ballarat Football League club Darley Devils in a mixed contest at Maddingley Park Oval.
The match was to be played over five 20-minute quarters, but the fifth quarter was cut short by both clubs to 10 minutes, due to player fatigue and the extreme heat.
The game was well umpired and scores were close for the majority of the day, although the Darley side skipped out to a 28-point lead by the end of the third quarter.
The Lions fought their way back into the contest after the third quarter, losing a close game by five points.
With the non-appearance of many senior players, the young Lions side played accomplished football with many stepping up to the senior level required in the GVFL.
Nick Clydesdale and Hugh Robertson were outstanding forwards for the entire match; Tim O’Keefe, Brent Le Cerf and Ash Walsh all played serviceable games across the backline; and young Tim O’Sullivan improves with each senior appearance.
Xavier McMahon put in a lion-hearted performance around the ground, giving many opportunities to on ballers Brett Meredith, Harry Wheeler and Jason Cole.
The younger group of Nathan Perrine, Billy Cox, James Falcone, Rhys Clarke and Rory Scopel all had good games with limited ground time.
The proposed under-18 game was abandoned due to lack of numbers.
Darley 13.7 (85) d Seymour 11.14 (80)
Goals, Seymour: Hugh Robertson 3, Nick Clydesdale 3, Brent Le Cerf, Rory Scopel, James Falcone, Billy Cox, Harry Wheeler.
Best, Seymour: N. Clydesdale, H. Robertson, T. O’Keefe, B. Le Cerf, X. McMahon, B. Meredith, H. Wheeler, N. Perrine.
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