The Bullants truly embraced the Anzac and Ted Kelly spirit this afternoon as they claimed their first win of the season against an undefeated St Mary’s side at Ted Ajani Reserve.
The afternoon commenced with the captains of both sides laying down flowers in front of the Australian flag followed by the teams lining up together to respect the fallen with the traditional last post and minute silence. It was a gloomy and grey afternoon at the bounce of the ball and the Bullants knew that they could not start the game they way they have the last two weeks and let the opposition jump out of the blocks to have the lead at quarter time, and they did not fail in doing so. The Bullants had a blistering opening quarter shocking the undefeated St Marys side kicking 6 goals to one to lead by five goals at the first break.
Starting the second quarter the Bullants knew they could not let this lead slip away and mean nothing going into the second half. As the rain fell, so did second quarter goals from Cherbakof and co. The Bullants kicked 5 goals to 4 in the second term to extend their lead at the main break and have a handy lead leading into what would be a wet and windy second half of football.
St Mary’s were always going to come out strong in the third quarter to keep their undefeated streak alive and thats exactly what they did. Dominating most of the quarter, St Mary’s failed to take opportunities and only kicked one more goal then the Bullants in the term as the Bullants stood strong and held a 18 point lead going into the last quarter.
An emotional and revved up three quarter time speech had the Bullants breathing fire in the last quarter as they were determined to claim the four points on this wet afternoon. Cherbakof was outstanding all day finishing with 9 goals in a best on ground performance. Moio, Edsall and Dakin were also brilliant all day as the boys claimed their first win of the season beating newly promoted St Mary’s by 49 points kick starting their season.