The seniors travelled a long way to Horsham, and came away victorious 4-3, keeping top spot on the ladder. The win was the hardest of the year, after a 3 hour drive and a tough mudfest pitch.
Five times league best and fairest Dragi Koleski scored two goals, and Seb Bjorn and John Villiers bagged one each. Both teams played good hard football, with Daylesford saving numerous second half attempts from a younger and fitter Horsham unit.
Daylesford hit the post once or twice, but were too good in the end, with Adbel Bennani having a cracking game, along with Francis Comber, John Villiers, Andrew Barnham and Harry Heartthrob. Jarrod Prosier had a great game in goals, and captain Shanka Hackenburgar clinical in defence.
The team were missing the coyote chasing skills of Ivan Carter, who left a hole in the middle with his mysterious illness and uncanny absence. But he was not needed, with fresh talent plugging the gap, Tim Wheatbanger and JazzyJeff Brownscombe. It was Mr Brownscombes’ last game of the season, as he transfers to Queensland Fury. He was quoted saying “That was a win to be proud of. A great turnout against a very good side on a pitch that didn’t suit us a long way from home. Imperfections aside, talent and passion triumphed. In these times, there is NOTHING more important than showing the world that sometimes good guys come first. So why don’t you guys go all the way in 2015?”.
Its a big ask, but Daylesford Seniors are on top by 4 points, near the midseason. Could this be the big one? Next week Daylesford play VicPark.
Best: Team Effort.