Round 15 Match Report
Southport 4.0 8.5 14.8 18.10.118
GWS Giants 1.2 2.2 5.4 7.6.48
Goal Kickers –Shepheard 9, Baxter 2, Budarick2, Hancock 2, Johnson 2, Thurlow 1.
Best Players –Shepheard, Fowler, Moffa, Keras, Boston, Baxter, Rogers.
Despite the late withdrawal of Co-Captain Seb Tape, we were able to dispose of the last placed Giants without too many concerns yesterday.
An even effort across all 4 quarters saw the margin increase to an eventual 70 points, but considering the Giants only had 4 listed AFL players, we probably missed a chance to gain some more valuable percentage.
Thurlow, Keras and Boston lead the way forward again and Josh Baxter provided the marking link for our front half.
When the ball went inside 50, Hamish Shepheard was unstoppable and finished with a season high 9 goals.
Moffa and Rogers were very good down back and Matt Fowler was untouchable on the wing finishing with 20 marks for the day.
Todd Grayson was iced at ¾ time but it was great to get through a game relatively unscathed injury-wise.
We head to Canberra next weekend to face the Demons. The possible inclusions of Seb Tape and Connor West will certainly help our cause as we fight to stay alive in season 2017.
Jarrod Field GM – Football Operations