Border Mail – Round 10 – Review
HENTY coach Joel Price praised his side’s resilience after the Swampies claimed a sensational one-point victory over Brock-Burrum at Brocklesby on Saturday.
In the match of the season, the visitors fought back from a 28-point deficit at the 15-minute-mark of the second term with Sam Terlich off the ground after being reported.
Brock-Burrum’s Kade Garland had a chance to seal victory for the Saints with a minute left on the clock but his set shot from 40 metres narrowly missed.
“We were five goals down and a man down but we stuck to the our structures and remained really disciplined.
“Brock-Burrum is the best side we have played this year so we were really happy to come away with a win.”
Star recruit Jared Brennan started at centre half-back but was forced from the field in the second term after being hurt in a tackle from ruckman Matt Seiter.
He returned after half-time and picked up some timely touches in the final quarter.
Seiter was outstanding in the ruck while Ron Boulton and Darcy I’Anson were hard at the ball and Aidan Johnson took some timely marks.
Cupido led the way for the Swampies with a best afield showing, Jarrah Maksymow proved damaging in the midfield and Heath Ohlin was strong around the packs.
The Swampies lost Josh Gaynor with a hamstring injury at training during the week while Beau Connell was a late withdrawal due to a shoulder.
Price and Daniel Cox were also sidelined.
Osborne bounced back from last weekend’s shock loss with a 30-point win over Holbrook at Holbrook.
The Tigers kicked the first three goals of the match with Kodie O’Malley, Pat Delaney and Declan O’Rourke in the thick of the action.
With coach Matt Sharp playing his first match since round one, the home team pinched the lead in the third quarter on the back of good performances from Brock Knights, Andrew Taylor and Jake Way.
But the reigning premier responded late to collect the points and stay within striking distance of second-placed Jindera.
CDHBU is in the mix for finals action after toppling Rand-Walbundrie-Walla by 23 points.
The Power dominated the first-half with veteran Shannon Broadbent on fire in the midfield and Kade Rowe doing plenty of damage in attack.
Justin Gordon and Tom Simmons tried to lift the Giants, who lost coach Myles Aalbers in the opening minute with a hamstring injury.
Culcairn edged out Billabong Crows by 11 points.
Ben Gould and Jed Andrew were prominent for the Lions while Michael O’Riordan and Tim Austin kept the home team in the contest.
Howlong returned to the winning list by defeating Murray Magpies by 54 points and former Lavington player Connor Clayton debuted for Jindera in its win over Lockhart.