Northern Bullants 13.5.83
For the first time in 2004, luck has fallen the way of the Northern Bullants as an inaccurate Werribee presented them with their 4th win of the season.
The tigers inaccuracy caused by some haphazard ball movement into their forward 50 and some average kicking from set shots. Patrick Wiggins, a serial poor kick for goal, was the main offender kicking 3 behinds and an out of bounds on the full. The normally reliable David Mitchell also missed 2 gettable goals from inside 50.
The Bullants were never headed throughout in what may be a season defining win for the club. Daniel Harford continued his recent good form and was clearly the Bullants best player. His experience was invaluable during a tense last quarter as the tigers continually attacked.
Since the break the Bullants have been a different team and a finals berth isn't impossible. Most pleasing has been the attitude and work rate of the Carlton listed players who seem to be playing a more team orientated game.
Coach Barry Mitchell has shown more faith in some of the VFL listed players and has certainly upped the ante when speaking during the beaks. His decision to play Paul Bunn after an inglorious game against Tasmainia last week was a brave one. Bunn repayed the faith shown by being one of the Bullants best and showed that he can adjust to the quicker tempo of senior football.
Ricky Mott and Stephen kenna were again the Bullants major goal scorers kicking 4 apiece. Brett Zorzi was also good up forward.
For Werribee Adam Cooney had an outstanding first half booting 3 goals while vetran Matthew Croft was very good of half back for the tigers.