Sandringham: 7.5 12.5 16.9 17.11 113
Collingwood: 2.3 5.10 9.11 12.21 93
Savage 29, Lonie 25, Wright 25 & Rice 25.
Sandringham: McCartin 7, Lonie 2, Marshall 2, Answerth, Cook, Dunstan, Long, Savage, Weickhardt.
Collingwood: Kirby 3, White 2, De Goey 2, Crocker 2, Blair, Thomas, Wills.
Sandringham: McCartin, Wright, Dunstan, Rice, Le Grice, Savage
Collingwood: Wills, Blair, Thomas, Tahana, Aish, Brown
A comprehensive first half performance set up a comfortable lead that would prove too much for Collingwood to return from.
Led by Shane Savage from defence he not only accumulated possessions but also delivered the ball out of the defensive half with his accuracy setting up regular forward entries. The man at the end of it regularly happened to be Paddy McCartin who seemed to have super glue on his hands clunking everything and was relatively reliable in front of goal kicking 7 goals and 3 behinds.
Rowan Marshall was important once again presenting up the ground and connecting midfield to forward line. Marshall hobbled off the ground in the second quarter however, adding some pressure to the Sandringham forward line.
As McCartin continued to present as an option it also allowed small forwards such as Jack Lonie and Jimmy Sziller to work some magic and apply forward pressure. Lonie ended up with 2 goals to go along with his 25 possessions scattered across the ground.
There was somewhat of a drop off from Sandringham in the second half and the majority of the third and fourth quarter was played in Collingwood’s forward half.
Dangerous forward Kayle Kirby raised some doubt for the Zebra’s faithful kicking 3 goals and proved influential in sparking a mini comeback. Kayle was one of a number of Collingwood players who made it extremely difficult for Sandringham to rebound quickly at times in the second half.
Despite the resurgence of Collingwood in the second half the Zebra’s steadied and were able to get away with the four points.
Conversely there were a few questions raised about the ball use by Sandringham overdoing handballs and leaving the coaching panel shouting, “Kick it!” Following the game Coach Lindsay Gilbee “I’ll take the four points, get in the car and go home, it was probably not one of our best performances but we escaped with the win”
The development side had a miraculous come from behind victory on Sunday afternoon after being goalless at half time.
The third quarter saw Sandringham kick 8 unanswered goals which ended up being enough to keep them in front for the rest of the contest. Hugh Goddard played a huge role for the development squad by being an anchor in defence for the first half then swinging forward to kick 2 in the 3rd and being a great lead up target.
Final Score of Development:
Sandringham: 10.11 71 defeated Casey 6.13 49
Disposals: Scagliarini 25, Thompson 24 & Goddard 23.
Goals: Dobosz 2, Goddard 2, Smith 2, Cathcart, Holmes, Goddard, Rich.