It took a few kicks before the Goannas were able to play with aplomb. Oceans conceded a fifty for what can only be described as chasing the player with the ball.
After giving up the first snag, It was Big happy Al who settled the Goannas into the match with a commanding mark and goal. His first of six on the day, making him a well deserved half-best-on-ground.
The man he shared the title with, THE Last was at the heart of the dominating Goannas midfield. winning nearly every ball Firsty, Lasty, Oceans, Ghirra were able to dictate the pace and direction of play throughout the course of the entire match. Woody in particular showed some incredible patience waiting several minutes for Owen to run through on a give and go.
In the ruck, Doug Bonham has improved his play by an order of magnitude. His clever play at the breakdown saw possession gained and moved into attack through the swift and beefy mitts of the big dawg.
With the game firmly in hand and the end of the first quarter, Yuji Yamamoto was finally allowed a run up front. The athlete supreme made several calls for the pill. However coach Bowes had not prescribed delivery, the skipper was quoted as saying "It'll be funnier just to mess with him". Undeterred, Yuje still snagged a brace of sausage roles including an extreme angle beauty to close things down in the forth.
It was a good spirited game with many a cause for celebration, in particular Dan Last's celly nearly matched Chopper Reid's from last year for getting around himself. Well done Lasty!
Another pair of goals was scored excellently from the back line by a surging Pistol Pete Chalmers. Playing in his preferred back-line role, Petey ran through, spurring the offence magnificently. Unfortunately, his performance was marred by the consumption of a post match strawberry brandy spritzer. A sad end to an otherwise excellent day for the Goannas.