April 28, 2018 at the Bay – Glenelg Tigers vs Central Districts Bulldogs
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…..
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