Diggo shines as Seniors make it three straight.
Saturday's weather didn't produce conditions for ideal footy, but our Senior team adapted brilliantly to the rain and the wet and slippery surface to produce a hard fought win over local rivals Parkdale FC.
The win puts us into the Top 4 with 7 rounds to go.
In terms of the match itself, two things stood out:
1. Lewis Diggins is having another stellar season.
2. Three time Club Champion Matt Petering has lost none of his skills around goals.
In front of a number of past players and club greats who were at the game prior to the Life Members dinner, Lewis Diggins put on a display that had the old timers watching in awe. His contested marking and gut running in the conditions for 4 quarters was on another level. It was defending of the highest order.
At the other end of the ground Matt Petering showed what a classy and skillful player he is. Now playing as a permanent forward, Matt kicked 4 quality goals to remind spectators and team mates of his brilliance, if indeed they needed to be. His 3rd Qtr goal after reading the ball off the ruck and running into goals was awesome.
Other good players were evergreen midfielder Joel Di Natale, a player who goes under the radar a bit, but would be one of the first players picked in any BFC Senior side.
Cal Linehan, whose attack on the ball is becoming signature and inspirational.
Riley Virtue's growth as a key midfielder has been one of the season's great stories. On Saturday he was tough in the centerfield battles and across half forward.
Another great story is Jak Nardino, whose speed running is lighting up the team and the spectators. You only have to stand next to President Terry Lucas when Jak gets the ball to get an understanding of the excitement he creates.
Other good players in a dynamic team performance were Chopper Heath, Matt Lucas, Harry Edwards and Chris Grigoriadis.
Well done guys!
You can watch the whole game via these links;
Next game will be a ripper against St Bedes at Brindisi St on July 20th.
Pictured here is Harry Houlahan kicking clear.