Father-Son Day Out
- Opponent: Swinburne Uni
- Match Result: Win
Q1 Q2 Q3 Final Score Us 3.8 9.13 15.17 23.26.164 Them 0.6 1.10 1.11 03.13.31
A larger than usual crowd was on hand as history was made when Jim and Jeremy Gonis ran out onto East Caulfield Reserve side by side. To top it off it was Jim’s 150th match for the Gryphons.
The first quarter showed a glimpse of what was to come as the midfield dominated the ball out of the centre. Santa had the measure of his opponent in the ruck and was instrumental in giving his runners first use. It was the second week in a row that we kicked the first goal in the opening minutes of the game. However inaccurate kicking in front of goal kept Swinburne in the game, who too had its chances infront of goal.
The second quarter began with centre clearances and a pair of goals to Corey as the Gryphs began to assert their authority. Rob Fletcher was everywhere in the middle and Coffey was controlling the defence like a general marshalling his troops to battle. Pryde began to influence the game as the quarter ended with young 16-year-old Jeremy kicking truly for his first goal for the club.
Holmes, Glasson and Levi took control of the game in the third. The skill level went up as the Gryphons went in for the kill. Corey got on the end of a few however was wayward in front of goal, whilst Jim in his milestone game went back and slotted a goal from 50 that went post high. Once again the quarter ended with Jeremy running onto a loose ball showing poise to slot his second for the game. The boys went into ¾ time with a 90-point lead.
Confidence grew in the last quarter as Santa continued to supply his smalls, as Levi, Alex, Fletch and Pascal lapped it up. The number of inside 50’s was at an all time high as the team kicked 8 goals 9 for the quarter. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone had told me that those 17 scoring shots came from 17 players as they boys shared it around. Highlights being Wiesel’s running goal after some great team play and Hotlines 4th goal supplied by Pryde. In the end it was the Gryphons with a great 4 quarter effort winning by 133 points and its first win for the year.
Best Players: D. Santalucia, V. Coffey, A. Holmes, L. Pryde, R. Fletcher, J. Gonis