The RPP FM Match of the Day for the Nepean Football Netball League, proudly brought to you by Mornington and Rosebud Telstra Shops, saw the eleventh placed Pearcedale Panthers take on the tenth placed Devon Meadows Panthers in a muddy cat fight at Recreation Reserve as both teams looked to finish the season stronger.
Pre-game, our very own Michael ‘Golden Tonsils’ Voss inexplicably raised the ire of home team officials by declaring the bacon in his first two egg and bacon rolls as ‘a touch too crispy’. His third roll hit the spot however, and with that we were ready to rumble.
And it was James Bow whose quick thinking in traffic allowed his neat right foot to hit the target for first blood to the visitors. Soon after he had his second courtesy of a high tackle and with Jesse Dehey clearing through the centre at will, the visitors were up and about. Pearcedale was struggling to penetrate Devon Meadow’s defensive unit. A strong mark in gusty conditions from Basil Sibosado offered up its first chance but the kick was pushed well wide. A ruck infringement allowed big Tom Mitchell to kick truly for Pearcedale but this was countered by a third from Bow courtesy of a 50 metre penalty and at quarter time on the Rye Hotel Scoreboard, Pearcedale 1. 1 (7) trailed Devon Meadows 3. 1 (19).
Second quarter action saw Pearcedale’s Paddy Cadd miss to the near side but the home side was controlling large passages of play. A quick chain of passes allowed Pat Hiejden to take a shot but he too missed a gettable goal. Devon Meadow’s Tim Saunders took a courageous contested mark and nailed a long bomb for his teams’ fourth but this was answered immediately through Cadd. Pearcedale was keen to take advantage of a strengthening wind but Devon Meadow’s was playing the smarter footy. Daniel Andrew mongrelled one through from a stoppage to extend the lead and it’s fair to say that the contest had become dour in the latter stages of the quarter. At the major break on the Rye Hotel Scoreboard, Pearcedale 2. 2 (14) trailed Devon Meadows 5. 7 (37).
Devon Meadows hit the ground running in the third term with a goal to Steve McInnes, Patrick Bolan adding to the tally and Bow taking advantage of a fortuitous bounce to have his fourth. The lead was beyond six goals with Daniel John countering with a long torp for his team’s third. Troy Aust added to the visitor total courtesy of a 50 metre penalty and Aust was again on the end of precise play to thread the eye of the needle for a second. McInnes marked uncontested and goaled and the margin had ballooned beyond 50 points and he soon had a third for the quarter with Pearcedale being swamped literally and figuratively. The Rye Hotel Scoreboard saw Pearcedale 4. 3 (27) trail Devon Meadows 12. 9 (81).
RPP FM’s voice of football, Michael ‘Golden Tonsils’ Voss and Josh ‘I’m truly embarrassed by what I’ve witnessed today’ Beard brought us home with all the last quarter action with Pearcedale looking to restore some pride. Hiejden helped the cause but Andrew replied immediately for the visitors. Aust marked and goaled from close in for his team’s fourteenth and the heavens opened up seemingly imploring umpires to evoke the mercy rule. But it was not to be as Andrew nailed a third. Cal O’Hare continued to give his small men first use of the ball and it was with some relief to all concerned when the final siren sounded.
After the match, whilst Pearcedale player/coach Ben Cadd lamented the poor ball use of his players, Devon Meadows coach Brent Clinnick was pleased his developing side was able to really go on with it once they had seized the advantage. The home side will look to bounce back with a winnable game against Frankston Bombers whilst Clinnick’s team host the winless Tyabb.
Vossy presented the Orbit Fitness Mount Martha, Player of the Match trophy to Devon Meadow’s Cal O’Hare for his four quarter effort.
Final scores on the Rye Hotel Scoreboard:
Pearcedale 4. 5 (29)
Was defeated by
Devon Meadows 15. 9 (99)
OTHER SENIOR NEPEAN FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE SCORES FOR ROUND 12
Rye 14.8 (92)
Rosebud 0.20 (20)
Red Hill 7.10 (52)
Somerville 1.9 (15)
Crib Point 14.15 (99)
Frankston Bombers 9.9 (63)
Hastings 30.27 (207)
Tyabb 4.5 (29)
Sorrento 12.13 (85)
Dromana 8.12 (60)
SENIOR PENINSULA FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE MATCH RESULTS – SPLIT ROUND 12
Langwarrin 16.12 (108)
Karingal 7.15 (57)
Bonbeach 16.14 (110)
Seaford 4.13 (37)
Next week Michael ‘Golden Tonsils’ Voss and his accommodating commentating team take the broadcast van down the Peninsula to Sorrento where the hosts will play visiting Red Hill at 2pm in the RPP FM Match of the Day, proudly brought to you by
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Action shots Rab Siddhi
Pictured: Marking and kicking with precision was the order of the day with Devon Meadows Panthers streaking ahead with an embarrassing margin for the Pearcedale Panthers.
Golden Tonsils had the honour of presenting Panther Cal O’Hare from the Devon Meadows camp with the RPP FM Best on Ground trophy proudly sponsored by Orbit Fitness, Mount Martha. – LOVE THE ORBIT FITNESS HAT VOSSY!