RD2 '19: Demons vs Emus (Men's Social)

Eoin Kenny | 19.05.19

South London Demons 7.5.47 def. Ealing Emus 2.5.17

Round 2 saw the Super 3’s travel out to Chiswick Sports ground to take on our arch enemies the Ealing Emus (West London Wildcats). 

After years of being whacked by the team out West, the last few years have seen our ascendency over them rise and today looked like another tough outing from the get go... 

Welcoming back some club legends to the fold in Michael ‘Pitto’ Pittman, Eóin ‘the other OE’ O’Murchu, and Lachlan ‘Jingle Jangle’ Robinson, confidence was high and the expectation was another W to start the year. 

The Emus were out of the blocks first with their CHB being played into the game with some dubious delivery into the forward line, and their giant young ruckman trying to get the goods on Lachlan and if it wasn’t for some terrible kicking from them they would have held a 3 goal lead early doors... but when the 3’s get tested it’s usually the spiritual leader Mark Brescacin who steps up and today was no different.... Bresc started to influence the game and with Matt Casa moving on ball we started to dominate possession and took a 4 point lead at qtr time. 

Our midfield of Casa, Shane Morgan, and Lachlan continued to give us plenty of drive and our wingers Tim Macguire and first gamer Swedish import Hampus, gave us the pressure and drive we needed to run over the top and take a 4 goal lead at Half time. 

The backbone to this squad in 2019 is proving to be our delicious back line.... Steven Pilgrim, Dogga, Captain Skelly, Sharps and OE were unbelievable all day and the link up play with the midfield was something to behold at times. And our President has shown the benefit of footy clinics over the off season, as he’s become integral to that back line over the last 2 weeks with his effort and endeavour and doggedness across half back. 

Up forward, Pitto returned with the class we all expected and first gamer Patto took everything that came his way and ran like a machine... Hephph enjoying his first game in a forward pocket for the club also. 

We kept the Emus at bay for the remainder of the game and won comfortably by 6 goals... 

We have 2 weeks off now to set ours for the top of the table clash with another pretender in Reading on our home turf on a July 8 where we’d love to see as many supporters as possible for our annual Big Freeze on the C in aid of research into MND.... its a big cause that deserves a big effort.... 

Cheers all 

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