It was a round of mixed fortunes for our Senior teams on Saturday.
All three Seniors Mens teams managed good wins, however our two U 19's teams suffered agonisingly close loses at St Bernards, who are always a tough proposition at their home grounds.
After witnessing 3 serious injuries in our 3rds game against Williamstown, we might have thought we were done for the day.
Then, in a visually awkward moment in the much anticipated Womens game against Old Mentonians, Jess Wall broke her ankle in the 1st Qtr with the game tied. Jess is one of the originals in this team and her injury had an emotional effect on her team mates and support staff.
Due to the extent of Jess's injury the match was called off. Click here for a picture of Jess with her Beauie jumper still on just after she had her ankle put back into position at Sandy Hospital.
In the Seniors game, Parkdale proved to be tough opposition, as they have always been. The game was in the balance until the final Qtr when we managed to kick away.
For the club, the day was about Scott Gower who celebrated his 150th Senior game for the club. Scott was last years B&F winner and against Parkdale produced a best on ground performance in another classic 'Scott Gower' game. No doubt one of the best defenders to play for the club.
Rob Cathcart turned back the clock with 4 brilliant goals, while Will Gillespie, Jak Nardino, Joel Di Natale, Ben Mclean & Jordan Smith made significant contributions.
At the pre-game lunch former Beauie junior Cameron Bruce reminded us what a great club this is and how much his junior years meant to him. Cam went on to play 234 AFL games.
In addition, club historian Ron Nicholson paid an emotional tribute to club legend Gerry Callahan who passed away last week. Gerry coached our '77 premiership side.
Speedy recovery to all our injured players.