Scores: Vampires 7.4.46 def by Oakleigh 7.7.49

There’s no more heartbreaking way to lose a game of footy than for the opposition to kick a goal to win the match after the siren and that’s exactly what happened to us today.

After leading early and then falling behind, the boys fought back strongly in the last term to get in front, only to see the game slip away from us at the death. We were the better team for 3 quarters today and are now playing some consistent quality football. Each week we see one or more of the boys step up and show how much they have improved this year.

Today it was Billy’s strong leading from centre half forward, Finn M’s hard running, tackling and clean possession, and Cody’s ferocious attack on the ball from half back, who all played arguably their best games of the season.

With our two ruckmen unavailable this week, Harry and Cole stepped up and showed their great versatility and preparedness to take on the rucking duties for the team.

Today was a high quality game and while of course it is shattering to lose such a close one, there were lots of positives to come out of the game and gives us confidence for the remaining games of the season.

Best Players: Finn M, Billy, Cody, Harps, Harry, Nico, Cole, Will

Goal Scorers: Will 2, Finn M 2, Nico 2, Cole 1