Friars end Bullants win streak


Whitefriars OC – 17.17-119
Bulleen Templestowe AFC – 4.7-31
Goal Kickers: M. Considine 2, K. Cherbakof 2
Best Players: R. Course , H. Vogler , N. Palumbo , R. Matz , O. Aziz , T. Lusk

A switched on Whitefriars outfit hit the Bullants from the start and never looked back. On a ground the Bullants seem to struggle on over the last few years, a Whitefriars side came out and kicked the opening three goals of the match before the Bullants had even registered a score. In a game the Bullants needed to win to keep their chances of survival in division one alive, they really lacked the firepower today that they have had in the previous two wins. The Bullants managed only two goal kickers for the day in the 88 point loss.

Russell Course was back to his best in the loss after the senior call up during the week. But unfortunately his and the rest of the teams efforts could not withstand the Friars dominance through the middle going into the forward line. Daou for the Friars was very dangerous up forward kicking 6 goals of his own and single handedly kick a higher score then the Bullants on the day.

The boys will need to have a positive head space leading into the bye next week and hopefully with some strong training over the next two weeks they can redeem themselves against NOB’s/St Pats at home after the narrow loss to them earlier on in the year in Ballarat.

RESERVESWhitefriars – 5.6-36
Bulleen Templestowe AFC – 9.14-68
Goal Kickers: D. Duff 3, D. Tonelli 2, R. Ferraro 2, N. Nassios , D. Stratus
Best Players: R. Ferraro , M. Cowell , D. Duff , L. Schieven , C. Alevizos , M. Coulston

On a positive note in round 12, the Bullants reserve side continued their winning form to two on the trot after they overcame a quick starting Whitefriars side. After losing captain Kristian Mattiuzzo to a lower body injury early in the first quarter, the boys really stood up in his absence and showed they can play quality football when they are switched on.

Little Robbie Ferraro was superb today with his ferocity and pressure around the contest. Duff also bobbed up with three goals in the absence of big forward Dave Florence and the boys ran eventual winners by 32 points.