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Three from three in Premier C


Well you cant do better than that its been a perfect start for Fitzroy as the team embarks on its quest back to Premier B. But lets not get ahead of ourselves…

On a magnificent day at Brunswick Street in stark contrast with the tempest the week before Fitzroy used its combination of youth and experience to great effect, defeating Old Geelong by 89 points. Taking the lead from the Ressies, the home side kicked six goals in the first quarter and kept the pace for most of the day with nine in the last, to win 24.9.153 to 10.4.64.

This was the best four quarter performance from the Fitzroy Seniors in some time, with coach Luke Mahoney particularly impressed with the ball movement and forward pressure.

It was a super performance and clearly the best for the season so far. We are maintaining pressure around the ground; the intent and work rate is exactly what we are after. The challenge now is to bring that intent every week./p>

Given a number of new, young players and a couple of first gamers, the result was all the more pleasing.

Ted Clayton (41) who has taken his game to the next level this season, was awarded best on ground for an excellent performance in the midfield, but he wasnt alone. It would have been much harder to find someone who didnt perform. Max Ellis had another good day down back and Tom ODonnell (31) also caught the eye of the coaches in only his second game for the club. Rory Angiolella (14) finished yet another game with a bandage around the head and took the one percenter award for his work rate in the middle.

Another five-goal haul to the captain has Julian Turner sitting equal first on the Premier C goal kicking ladder. The team is equal top of the ladder with Williamstown CYMS.

The two clubs hold the top two positions in the Reserves competition too, with Fitzroy taking honours on percentage after another very commanding performance against Old Geelong.

Bernie Carters side is rightly proud of its start to the season and its stats! They also kicked six goals to nil in the first quarter which provide extremely valuable, as Old Geelong came home the stronger of the two sides but could not make up the deficit. Fitzroy won 10.15.75 to 9.2.56.

Nick Daffy kicked four goals for Fitzroy and Will Zahgis kicked two. Will was awarded best on ground for Fitzroy has struck some excellent form. Sean Laidlaw, who had a limited pre-season, is also showing the signs of the form that got him into the senior side last year.

Check out the terrific gallery of Round 3 photos from the Seniors and Reserves here:

Brotherly love

With two sets of brothers pulling on the Fitzroy jumper last Saturday the challenge went out to fans on social media about the brothers who have played for Fitzroy before, and there was no shortage of feedback.

The post reached well over 2000 people and the names flew back - the Osbornes, the Randells, Jacksons, Harts, Mitchells, Farrells, Harrises, Gales, OReillys, Hunters, McBurneys, Clarkes and Holderheads, not to mention the Serafinis and our very own Baker and Dalton boys.

Thank you Fitzroy fans you never let us down and welcome to the new brothers who are clearly part of an excellent tradition. There is one name that didnt come back on social media and that was Toohey…. a name youre sure to hear more about soon in the RedRoy Mail.

Pictured above are Ted and Bill Clayton (back) and Noah and Bernie Wright, who all made outstanding contributions to the Fitzroy win against Old Geelong. In fact Ted was awarded The Royal Derby voucher for best on the ground.


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