IRYMPLE 24.16 (160)
SOUTH MILDURA 6.5 (41)
IRYMPLE: N. Pezzaniti 11, M. Roads 4, C. Mensch 3, J. Healy, M. Christensen 2, B. Phipps, D. Coghlan.
SOUTH MILDURA: M. Min 3, T. Curtis, A. Gauci, K. McDonald.
IRYMPLE: N. Pezzaniti, M. Christensen, M. Roads, P. Power, D. Coghlan, B. Phipps, J. Tulloch.
Despite trailing by 63 at half-time, South came out of the blocks and only lost the third term by a point, however Mee made it a point to his troops at the huddle that they couldn’t be complacent and reminded them of their expectations.
The result? A 10 goal to one final-quarter blitz that dealt a body blow to the Bulldogs’ percentage.
“We had a little lapse in the third quarter,” Mee said. “Well, it probably wasn’t really a lapse, we’ve just got expectations on ourselves to be better and we were able to come out in that fourth quarter and put the foot on the throat.”
It was a dirty day for the Bulldogs who were missing a number of their key players, with Nathan Nolan, Haydn Kiel and Dom Scullino among them.
Min finished with three majors from few opportunities and Tyler Curtis was clearly their best player in trying circumstances.
Story and photos courtesy of Sunraysia Daily