Round 18 saw Eley Park come to Allard Park needing to win to keep their finals hopes alive. The sharks started off strong with that in mind but the bulls were able to stay in it and were able to hit the front just before quarter time with a Mahoney major. After the first break the bulls flexed their muscles with the wind kicking 4 goals to nil and it would continue in a similar manner after the main break stretching the lead out to 43 point at 3 quarter time. Davor Lucevic continued his stellar form, Keegs Keegan played his best game of the year with a BOG performance and Jake George was dominant once again with 6 goals in the 74 point win.
North Brunswick Vs Eley Park
Q1| 3-5-23 Vs 3-4-22
Q2| 7-7-49 Vs 3-7-25
Q3| 13-11-89 Vs 6-10-46
Q4| 19-15-129 Vs 7-13-55
Goal Kickers: J.George 6, J.Scoble 2, A.Keegan 2, N.Murphy 2, N.Trewhella 2, K.Mourelatos, T.Falconer, L.Mahoney, W.Goyne, K.Zuidema
Best Players: A.Keegan, D.Lucevic, M.Coutts, J.George, A.Rae, J.Davis
Ladder position: 2nd|P-16|W-14|L-2|B-2|Pts-64|199.77%
***Competition leading goalkicker: Jake George 65 ***
In the early game the reserves were taking on the team 2nd on the ladder but that didn’t faze the bulls at all and Mick Salloum had his first of 6 within the opening seconds. That set the tone for the rest of the game as the pressure remained high and skills were top notch. Anything that the midfield couldn’t stop Joel Backwell was there to take mark after mark down back. By 3/4 time the lead was already out to 67 points, despite the Sharks winning the last qtr 4 goals to 3, the work had already been done as we look forward to hopefully meeting the sharks again later in the finals.
North Brunswick 2 Vs Eley Park 2
Q1| 4-2-26 Vs 0-3-3
Q2| 8-5-53 Vs 1-5-11
Q3| 13-7-85 Vs 2-6-18
Q4| 16-8-104 Vs 6-9-45
Goal Kickers: M.Salloum 6, D.Manoukian 4, C.Pavlesic 4, G.McMonigle, H.Grady
Best Players: A.Sparkes, J.Geary, J.Backwell, M.Salloum, B.Sutherland, L.Spano
Ladder position: 4th|P-16|W-11|L-5|B-2|Pts-52|152.06%
***Competition leading goalkicker: Mick Salloum 55 ***
Semi Final 1v2 – Seniors
Aquinas Vs North Brunswick
@ Garvey Oval, Bundoora 2:00pm
In the main final on the Saturday we take on Aquinas for a place in the grand final and automatic promotion to division 3. With 1 win a piece in the previous meetings this year it’s sure to be an entertaining contest and we expect the bloods to come out strong after they were well beaten by Manningham last week.
Last time we met
AQ 9-12-66 def. NB 8-10-58
Semi Final 3v4 – Reserves
Manningham Vs North Brunswick
@ Garvey Oval, Bundoora 11:40am
In the minor final on the Sunday, we take on Manningham for a spot in the preliminary final. Manningham have been a strong side all season though us bulls have also done all the right things in the latter part of the year, it’s sure to be a cracking match between two rival teams.
Last time we met
NB 8-8-56 def. MC 6-11-47