Men’s Football wrap up | Round One

Senior Men’s Football

Bentleigh (12.08.80) Vs. St.Pauls (08.11.59) | Bentleigh Reserve

A perfect opening to the season for our senior team getting the chocolates against local rival St. Paul’s.

In blistery conditions, wind and rain, it was evident early that we were quicker on foot and matched it with them physically all over the ground.

Our rucks were dominant , small forward as dangerous as ever on the deck. We went into the 1/2 time break with a 6 goal lead.

We knew St. Paul’s would throw everything at us in the 3rd quarter but we were up for it. We were suddenly challenged with the all the momentum swinging in their favour reducing our lead to 22 points at the 3/4 break.

The pleasing aspect was, and to our credit, we were able to wrestle the momentum back in our favour by winning the critical moments in the last after St Pauls got within 10 points.

A Bentleigh team that hasn’t all played with each other before showing very promising signs with lots of upside.

Our backs and mids stood up when the pressure was on.

The 3 debutants , Hastings , Erharter, and Waldren all proved that they are not out of place.