Panthers Win Despite Not Kicking A Goal In Three Quarters

The headline says it all, Carey Park kicked four goals in the opening quarter and never scored another and still hung on by five points, in the round nineteen clash at Brunswick Oval on Saturday afternoon against Harvey Brunswick Leschenault.

In horrendous weather conditions which lashed the area on Saturday, scoring goals was incredibly difficult, with Carey Park making the most of the conditions in the opening term, with goals to Jack DiLallo, Aaron Holmes, Rory O’Brien and Jordan Yarran.  The Panthers led by 18 points at the first break, before the Lions slowly clawed their way back into the match.

With rain and wind sweeping across the ground, the margin was reduced to eight points at half time as the Panthers were kept scoreless.

In the third term, Carey Park kicked six behinds, missing opportunities to put the game out of reach as the Lions dragged the margin back to a goal at the final change.

Neither team kicked a goal in the final term, with the Panthers winning by five points after both teams drew in the corresponding fixture earlier in the day.   On a day where the ball spent a good proportion of the game on the ground, Jaxon Bell and Jack Monkhouse were amongst the best for Carey Park while Ben Ablett and Reid Kinninmont continued their good form.

MATCH CENTRE

Carey Park  4.2.26  4.2.26  4.8.32  4.9.33
Harv Bruns Lesch  1.2.8  2.6.18  3.8.26  3.10.28

Goals:  Carey Park – Jack DiLallo 1, Aaron Holmes 1, Rory O’Brien 1, Jordan Yarran 1.  Harvey Brunswick Leschenault – Bill Boucher 1, Jarrod Humphries 1, Joshua O’Day 1.
Best:  Carey ParkJaxon Bell, Jack Monkhouse, Luke Hutchinson, Bill Brown, Aaron Holmes, Zane Verhaaf.  Harvey Brunswick Leschenault – Ben Ablett, Reid Kinninmont, Ty Armitage, Billy Boucher, Jonathan Fenwick, Shannon Sabourne.
Ground:  Brunswick Oval
Umpires:  Damien O’Donoghue, Aaron Andrews
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  556

Aaron Holmes kicked a vital first quarter goal in the Panthers five point win. Photo courtesy of Wayne Hislop