Bloods claim first win for 2014

Aaron Shields in the action for Port Fairy. 140426AM52Terang Mortlake won its first game of the season last week at Gardens Oval defeating the home side by six goals.
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The game started well for the Seagulls with the first two goals.

This stung Terang Mortlake into business and from midway in the first quarter they dictated play for the remainder of the contest.

The home side came out after the long break and started to make some headway but Terang Mortlake had all the answers. Their foot skills, whether 20 metres or 50 metres, were exceptional.

Better players were a bit harder to find unlike the previous week against Portland when they were on every line.

Isaac Martin, as normal, gave his all. Jaise Coleman is proving to be very versatile spending some game time on the wing, as well as contesting the centre bounce.

Sam McCartney was also handy up forward with a couple of goals and taking many well judged marks.

This week Port Fairy heads inland to take on Hamilton Kangaroos on Sunday in a must-win game so I encourage all supporters to make the trip to Port Fairy north and get behind your club.

The reserves game on the weekend was very entertaining with the highlight being the goal of the day by Saif Sakate. It was that good it drew applause from opposition players and supporters just to watch him play is worth the admission price alone.

To think he has only been playing Aussie rules for a bit over 12 months is simply astounding.

The 1994 reserves premiership players held a small gathering under the grandstand and were ably led by Darren (Porky) Barker and Gary (Fingers) Malone.

The boys got together for a 20-year reunion. Well done to Porky and Peter (Gator) Lane for organising the event.

It was fantastic to see so much purple and gold at last Friday’s Anzac Day march.

We truly are privileged to be able to participate in this significant event each year.

A big congratulations goes to Mickey Sheehan who tasted his first win as the under 18s coach last weekend.

Mickey puts in more than anyone at the club and we can all help in some way by making sure all local lads stick around and get behind Mickey as it is not an easy job.

Tom Lambevski played a terrific game as did Jack Evans and it was great to see Donny Pevitt’s grandson Cameron Pevitt among the better players also contributing three goals.

RESULTS:

Terang Mortlake 16.15.111 defeated Port Fairy 11.9.75.

Goal kickers: G. Robinson 4, S. McCartney 2, R. Hare 2, A. McCartney, A. Farley, M. Sheehan.

Best players: I. Martin, J. Coleman, A. Farley, M. Sheehan, S. Anson, S. McCartney.

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