Month: February 2016

February 28, 2016 Neil Brindley

Here is the report on our first set of practice matches for 2016

The U/19s started the day with close to 12 new faces in the lineup and the game started a frenetic pace. The ball was zinging back and forward with no real purpose, It wasn’t until the pace came off the game when we started to take control. The boys worked hard and came away easy winners in the end. The Strathmore boys were only U/18’s, so they put up a pretty good showing. No final scores, but I think the Boro boys did it reasonably comfortably in the end.

The Reserves started with a scrappy affair and it took a while for the side to gain some composure. They edged further ahead with every quarter and our boys, with a number of U/19’s that played close to 6 quarters it was a good effort in the end. Approximate scores in the end were Greensborough 11 goals something to Strathmore 5 goals something.

In the Seniors, the Strathmore boys came out all guns blazing and jumped our lads. It was a hotly contested affair and there were a few signs that both clubs just wanted to rip in to each other. Hopefully this may be a practice match that could go on to bigger an better things. Both sides went hard at the ball and Strathmore looked from the outside to have bigger bodies and at time more intent. You could see that though that the tough pre-season that had put in to the Boro boys started to pay off in the 2nd half and the game slowly opened up. The Boro boys clawed their way back in to game and eventually came out 3 point winners 9-9-63 to 9-6-60

A really good hit out across all three grades for both sides and thankfully no major injuries were recorded. Just a lot of sweat lost and a few scrapes and bruises.

Hope to see everyone next week on the pilgrimage to Wangaratta to see the boys go head-to-head with the Wangaratta Magpies.

Go the Mighty Boro!!

February 21, 2016 Neil Brindley

The boys slogged it out again in another tough Saturday morning session. This time it was held at Research, near the “Prince of Pain’s” (Brian Hyde’s house. This area is known for it’s painful 1km track that snakes it way through the north side of Research, near Allendale Rd.  It started off with a 5km run that was completed at a quick pace, with a breakaway group pushing hard right until the finish.

Then came the 5 x 1km time trials with most being run around the 3:30-3:45 min mark, so they lads weren’t holding back. This week sees the last session before the 1st practice match, which is against Strathmore and this will be held now on Sunday 28th Feb at Heidelberg West’s home ground – Heidelberg Park, Beverley Rd., Heidelberg

It would be great to see all supporters come and watch a lot of new faces getting their first kicks in the mighty Boro jumper.

All my life!