Brett Lynch kicks 5 as Seniors post a very good away win against Old Geelong.
It was a hard slog on a muddy and slippery Como Park surface and this win puts us within striking distance of the top 4. We now sit 5th just behind St Bedes on percentage.
Final Scores: Old Geelong 6.7-43 – BFC 9.17-71
But is was the tale of two players from very distinctly different backgrounds that had a huge effect on yesterday’s win against Old Geelong.
Brett Lynch, who kicked 5 goals and played a starring role up forward, came to us this year from the Birchip Watchem Football Club in the North Central Football League and prior to that from the Leongatha FC.
Brent and his brother Nathan joined the BFC late last year for pre-season and displayed a hunger for fitness and skills development – Brent as a forward and Nathan a defender. Brent’s start to the season was put back a couple of months with a serious leg injury, but yesterday displayed all the skills of a good forward, particularly his clean marking and set shots for goal. Five goals in those conditions was a fantastic return.
The other player was Harry Houlahan, who started at the club as a 9 year old and played 125 junior games for the club. Now 19 years old and in the Senior side, Harry had a game to remember yesterday. Playing a central defensive role with club guns Scot Gower and Lewis Diggins in support on the flanks, Harry continually put himself into space down the middle. His 3rd Qtr performance helped changed the course of the game.
The win was even more meritorious after losing captain Matt Petering (ribs) and Matt Lucas (concussion) prior to half time.
Another player who really toughed it out yesterday was winger Josh Trew. Josh was in the thick of the action all game and seemed to relish playing in the conditions. His running was outstanding and his support play was first class. With Petering out of the game, Josh rotated through the forward line and was a real nuisance for the Old Geelong defence.
Other good players included Jak Nardino who kicked 2 goals, one a snap from the boundary line which had to be seen to be believed.
Riley Virtue continues to get better with each game and has become a real force in the mid field.
Damien Johns showed what a vital cog he is in the BFC wheel and Cal Linehan did a great job filling in for the injured Lucas and in support of No 1 ruckman Cal Heath.
Defensively Gower and Diggins were superb and were ably assisted by James Taylor and Ryan Bennett.
It was a tremendous team effort. Well done guys.
Next week’s home game is a vital Derby game against Parkdale who had a one point win over St Bedes yesterday. It’ll be a cracker of a game.
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