Stony hold off Fishy in the ‘Creek’ battle
THE battle for the Jack Charlton Cup was on again on the weekend when Stony Creek headed to Fish Creek to take on the Kangaroos.
The Kangaroos, depleted by a wedding on Saturday afternoon were missing a number of key players while the Lions had their own problems with their goal kicking machine Bergles out of the side.
Fish Creek probably had the better of the opening quarter but as has been the case so many times this year already, kicking for goal was terrible and after a torrid first quarter with plenty of pressure being applied by both sides it was the Lions in front 3.1 to 1.6.
The second quarter saw much of the same with both sides having opportunities and neither side really able to get any real ascendency.
Jack Hayes was fantastic for the Kangaroos while Lions little man Egerton was very lively.
Missed shots on goal again cost the Kangaroos a bigger lead and it wasn’t until they kicked the final two goals of the half that Fish Creek finally got its nose in front to lead 3.11 to 4.2 by three points at the main break.
The third quarter was the most dominant of the match by either team and it was the Lions that got the edge with a five goal to one quarter that set up the match and gave them some breathing space with a 21 point lead going into the last quarter.
The last quarter was similar to the opening two with neither side really able to gain any real advantage but both sides attacking and as a result the scoring opportunities presented with both sides managing four goals apiece.
At the end of the day however it w-as Stony Creek that was the better side and certainly the more accurate in front of goal and as a result it got a well earned 22 point victory.
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