With two solid wins under the clubs belt in round 2, the Gryphons headed out to South Melbourne with an eye to consolidating in both the reserves and the seniors.
The day started well with an inaccurate but spirited Reserves side proving too good for our opponents who kept coming all day.
Jimmy “Key Forward” Hickey turned himself into a great marking target and played his best game for the club.
Simon Abel put in yet another strong performance which included a great goal of the year contender running the ball from half back.
Joe White provided a great target all day and kicked a goal in his debut.
Reserves Final Score
South Melbourne: 9.5.59
Goal Kickers: S. Abel 2, S. Lester 2, M. Hoh 2, V. Coffey 2, D. O”Connor , J. White , H. Kerr
Best Players: J. Hickey, S. Abel, S. Lester, L. Taylor, M. Shelton
South Melbourne came to play in the seniors and despite some early dominance and the same amount of shots for most of the game they came away with the win.
The game will be a good lesson for the Gryphons side about taking our opportunities and sticking to the team structures.
Seniors Final Score
South Melbourne: 17.10.112
Goal Kickers: R. Fletcher 4, J. Stevenson , A. Erdely , A. Erwin-Ross
Best Players: C. Mackie, R. Pollock-Williams, L. Pound, R. Fletcher, A. Robilliard, J. Tobin
Clint Mackie battled hard all day and won plenty of the football.
Rob Fletcher was a reliable shot for goal and had a huge last quarter to nearly get us back into it.
Kye Cherian found another gear in the last and battled hard all day.
Next week we are back at the fortress that is East Caulfield Reserve to take on St Johns in what will be a tough match. Competition for spots will be fierce this week and there will be some players unlucky to miss out, make sure you all get down to training to give yourself the best chance of getting selected.