Glenelg v Central District, Gliderol Stadium, 14 May 2016
From TVC’s forthcoming pamphlet, Kicking for Goal the Jakobsen Way: “For a set shot, remember, it is easy, as long as you adhere to these simple steps and never deviate therefrom.
The Tigers finally got with the programme on Saturday afternoon, looking sharp, physical and accurate, against quality opposition. Centrals had 1 more shot for goal but were often made to err under pressure. We have to report that they also let us off the hook several times with inaccuracy from set shots – there’s a cliché for that!
The team put in for the entire afternoon and the guys who earn their keep goal-shooting didn’t rattle one bit, with Josh Scott, Willie Rioli, Clint Alleway, Terry Milera and Jake Johansen accumulating more goals between them than the Bulldogs scored in toto. A great, tough win and a small but steady step-up-the-ladder. The Bays won across all divisions this week, and to the East, sorry-old Richmond climbed off the mat to beat Sydney by a point. So, for now, Australia is Tigerland.
GLENELG: 19.6 (120) CENTRAL DISTRICT 13.13 (91)
As a filip to the day, Mary Hardy was presented with a special commendation honouring a lifetime of voluntary work for the Glenelg Football Club. Mary is like a black-and-gold silk Louis XIV divan – stylish, venerable, priceless, and part of the furniture (at Glenelg). Congratulations, and thanks, Mary!