Tough day at the office for the reserves

July 11, 2021

The finals hopes of Anglesea’s reserves were dealt a big blow as rivals Torquay inflicted a 171-point thumping on Saturday.

The reserves battled hard against the premiership favourites, but the Tigers’ class and bigger bodies in the middle of the ground lead the way in the 29.17 (191) to 3.2 (20) win.

Two first half goals to Tom Presnell were the highlights in the first two terms for the Seas as they maintained a high level of pressure around the ball, but the visitors were able to put composed moves together consistently to create 41 and 69-point advantages at the first break.

Nick Blincoe gets his kick away (PHOTO: Becky Gray Photography)

The Seas added on more goal in the third term through Oliver McLachlan, but the Tigers dominance continued to grow as the game went on as the developing Anglesea boys tired despite their ongoing effort.

Seven goals in the third quarter and 10 goals after the final break capped of a dominant game for the Tigers.

Thomas Keogh was the Seas’ best in the defeat, with Nathaniel Leach, Matthew Connell, Callum Shaw, Charlie Wheatland and Presnell were also gallant.

The reserves will look to bounce back against Geelong Amateur next week in a bid to stay in touch with the top five.

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