With all teams’ form decidedly patchy early in the season, but the Bays being patchier than most, we were filled with dread (as well as a splendid lunch at the Holdfast Hotel) ahead of this Round 5 clash at home. April 28 was the day of the massacre by the lunatic Bryant – we feared another. We learned that the Milera boys were ‘outs’ due to ‘personal reasons’ – no offence lads but really, does a death in the family have to interfere with the football? After all, men die every day, and….Sorry.
The massacre looked like happening. At half time, it was Centrals 8 goals, Glenelg 0. Our defence was OK, apart from the odd goal-conceding bungle, but once again, we had nothing much in attack (Jesse White got injured, and Josh Scott was a focal point but his accuracy in front of goal was off) They played like they’d just got out of bed. So while our 2nd half was poor, a vast improvement on our 1st half, which was dire, the damage was done. Kicking 4 goals to 2 in the last half is all very well, but not when you’ve conceded 8 before then.
Glenelg: 4.14 (38) Centrals: 10.11 (77)
Here’s a stark comparison of the local footy after the game and The Show that is the AFL (Adelaide Crows v Gold Coast Suns that evening at Adelaide Oval):
Anyway, we’d rather watch this Tigers v Bulldogs clash…..