On Saturday 29 April the Broulee Moruya Giants (BMG) took on both the Bermagui Breakers and Tathra Sea Eagles.
At Bermagui, BMG opened the day with the U/13s having a character building time of it, being comfortably defeated by a fitter, older and well drilled Bermagui team. In a game played in good spirits throughout, despite BMGs loss, best players were Connor Riley, Lachlan Broad, Jake Brogan, Oliver Dolphin, Elijah turner-Collins and Aiden Preston
At Tathra BMG opened its account with a big win to the U/11s, who ran out victors BMG 9-19-69 to Tathra 1-1-7. The BMG team conceded only 1 point in the 2nd quarter and kept their opponents scoreless in the 3rd and 4th terms, while getting better with each quarter. Special mention must go to Marty Preston with a 5 goal haul, and a best on ground performance from Tasman Simons. Best players for BMG were Tasmyn Simons, Marty Preston, Zed Claire, Max Colburne, Will Stone and Cameron Lunn. Goals: M.Preston 5, T.Simons 2, Max Colburne 2.
The following game was a historic occasion, opening the account of senior men’s Aussie Rules in Broulee-Moruya, as the BMG Development Grade team took on Tathra. The amassed centuries of experience wielded by the BMG team was no match for the fit, young and skilful Tathra team who ran out comfortable victors 15-15-105 to BMG 2-6-18. In such instances a team must take solace in small victories, and such was the third quarter where the BMG team rallied and outscored their more fancied opponents. Best players on the day were Adam Patyus, Jeff Morgan, Cameron Dorn, Julian Nimmo, Graham Wise and Lachlan Brennan. Goals: Adam Patyus 1, G.Wise 1.
Undoubtedly the highlight of the day was seeing the first ever BMG under U/16s team take the field against their Bermagui counterparts at Bermagui
Having come close to running over the top of Narooma the previous week, the Bermagui team must have felt confident that they would come away with the points against a newly minted side. And thus it looked to be unfolding in the first half, thanks to better accuracy from the Bermagui team, who took a 17 point lead into the main break, despite recording three fewer scoring shots. Half time scores were Bermagui 6-1-37, BMG 2-8-20. After the half time break BMG were a more settled team, and played with greater purpose and deliberation. BMG took control of the midfield with strong efforts from Billy Williams in the ruck, and Will Aiken, Lachlan Brennan, Declan Cursio and Buster Ware. Jordan Bandur came into his own at full back (below)
and Theo Turner came to life at full forward, booting 3 majors in the second half. The team cut the deficit to just one point by the final change and at full time had overhauled Bermagui to win BMG 9-13-67, Bermagui 9-3-57. Best players were hard to pick out of a fantastic team effort, but Lachlan Brennan, Billy Williams, Declan Cursio, Will Aiken, Buster Ware and Theo Turner all turned in great performances. Goals: T.Turner 3, B.Ware 2, D.Cursio 2, L.Brennan 1. Next weekend the Giants host Narooma at Kyla Park, Tuross. There will be five games of football on offer, starting at 8am and including the first hit out for the BMG Women’s team at 1.10pm. The canteen will be open, so drop down for a great family day.