Royes to Chip, Chip to McMinn, McMinn to Irving, Goal. The scene was set for the day in the opening minute of the game as the Demons Prems took on the London Swans at Hackney Marshes. With our first goal occurring in one clean passage of play, to then be exactly replicated once the ball returned to the middle, it was fair to say that the boys were on early.
After 10 minutes, Chip ran to the boundary line purely to tell me he was on fire, coming in at quarter time saying he’d had at least 20 (which was probably a fair call). After a strong opening quarter, where the boys moved the footy as well as we had all year and with Brayds on absolute fire, clunking everything that came his way, we went into the first break 40 points up.
The Swans were able to play some good footy in the second quarter to kick 2 goals to our 3, with our boys dropping in intensity and therefore clean play.
With a solid lead going into the main break, it would have been easy for the boys to drop in intensity and it was terrific to see that this was not the case. The second half saw us put the foot down and kick 10 goals to 1 to come out strong victors by 18 goals.
Brayden Irving had a day out with 9 goals, including goal of the year with a checkside from the boundary which everyone except Chip was happy with. Chip himself collected a heap of possessions throughout the day while Ned Hunt, Royesy, McMinn, Soz and Ricky Luvara controlled the ball through the midfield and up forward.
Coach Stew held together a very solid backline while Owen Ryland, DJ and mad as a cut snake Tommy the pick of the ROW’s.
It was a brilliant way to end the home and away season and the boys will be looking to maintain the good form this weekend as we tackle the West London Wildcats with a Grand Final spot up for grabs. Can’t wait!! Go Dee’s